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May 29, 2010 12:06 PM

Reliving Ron Artest's GW Put-back

Waking up on this Saturday, I was already geared up for tonight's Western Conference Finals Game 6 pitting the Los Angeles Lakers at the Phoenix Suns

 

After a memorable Game 5 on Thursday night, the Lakers have a 3-2 advantage in the series and are only one win away from returning to the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year. 

 

And if you follow sports at all, you would have heard what happened in that game. After the Lakers blew an 18-point lead, Ron Artest rebounded Kobe Bryant's missed 3-pointer and made a put-back as time expired.

 

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Artest and his fellow Lakers jumped for joy like they were high school players, as STAPLES Center erupted.

 

It was no doubt one of the most exciting plays in recent Lakers postseason history. Right up there with "Horry for 3" in 2002 and Derek Fisher's "0.4" in 2004. 

 

And now the Lakers have tonight's game in Phoenix to potentially wrap up the series and play the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. 

 

Wouldn't that be epic?

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