Don’t be fooled. Despite the Lakers' dramatic win in Game 5, the series is far from over.
There are two significant reasons why this is so:
1) The Lakers lack a killer instinct.
2) The Lakers still haven’t found a way to cope with Steve Nash’s success in utilizing high screen/rolls.
First off, L.A. squandered a 17-point lead in the first half, but then fought off the Suns to gain an 18-point lead in the second half before letting that margin vanish. As a result they had to win the game three times.