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Suns Still Have Hope Against Lakers

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What is it about that purple and gold court, the A-list celebrities and the collagen-infused fan base that makes the Suns drop a few IQ points?

Save a sloppy first half Thursday in Game 5, the Suns would have walked out of Staples Center in control of their destiny. They had the Lakers. Instead, Ron Artest grabs the biggest rebound of the postseason, puts it in at the buzzer and Los Angeles heads to Phoenix with a one-game advantage.

Are you done screaming, done throwing the sofa cushions at the television?

Maybe Artest can pass along the number of a good therapist.

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