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Game 6: Lakers Face Game 7

Kobe Bryant battles Shawn Marion and a host of other players for a rebound. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Laker Devean George yells to stop Phoenix Sun guard Steve Nash. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
Kobe Bryant slices past Tim Thomas of the Phoenix Suns for a basket late in the game. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Laker Kwame Brown can’t stop Phoenix Suns Steve Nash in the final minutes of OT. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
Lakers Kobe Bryant encourages Smush Parker during the game. (Lori Shepler / LAT)
Tim Thomas of the Phoenix Suns exhults after hitting a three-point shot late in overtime to help seal a victory over the Lakers. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
DEJECTION NOTICED: Kobe Bryant sits on the bench late in the overtime period, which the Suns dominated by making seven of eight shots. (Lori Shepler / LAT)