Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives with the ball against Channing Frye #8 of the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter of Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at US Airways Center on May 23, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.
It takes four wins, not two
Suns coach Alvin Gentry is already looking ahead as Phoenix wins Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, 118-109, to cut the Lakers' lead to 2-1.
Amare Stoudemire helps hold Lamar Odom to 10 points and 6 rebounds in 34 minutes before the Lakers forward fouls out in the Suns' 118-109 win in Game 3 in Phoenix.
Nice Sun glasses
Missing in action in the first two games, forward Amare Stoudemire doesn't lose his goggles or the ball in a monster game against the Lakers, finishing with 42 points and 11 rebounds as the Suns win Game 3 in Phoenix, 118-109.
No Dragic magic
It's a quiet night for Goran Dragic (six points) and the Suns' bench, which is outscored 18-15 in Game 3.
Finally reason to cheer
Amare Stoudemire and Robin Lopez (15) can join Jarron Collins (20) on the bench as the Suns pull away late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 against the Lakers.
Believe it or not, he once was a dunk champion
Jason Richardson, who had 19 points, manages to convert a dunk in the Suns' 118-109 win in Game 3 against the Lakers.
Hockey night in Canada
Steve Nash overcomes a broken nose to finish with 17 points and 15 assists against Derek Fisher and the Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals, which the Suns won 118-109.
Zen Master at work
Phil Jackson of the Lakers instructs Derek Fisher (2) and Pau Gasol prior to taking on the Phoenix Suns in Game 3.
Kobe bein' Kobe
Kobe Bryant scores 36 points with 11 assists and 9 rebounds against Amare Stoudemire and the Suns in Game 3, but it's not enough as the Lakers lose 118-109.
Robin Lopez, dunking over Andrew Bynum during the first half of Game 3, gives the Suns a big lift with 20 points.
Driving in the fast lane
Pau Gasol goes for 23 points and 9 rebounds against Channing Frye and the Suns, but it's not enough as the Lakers fall 118-109 in Game 3.
Gorilla goin' nuts
Fans of the Los Angeles Lakers pose for a picture with the Phoenix Suns mascot prior to Game 3.
Don't miss the tip
Robin Lopez tips off against Andrew Bynum (17) to open Game 3.
The Phoenix Suns mascot pumps the crowd up before Game 3.