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Phoenix Suns (2-2) at LA Lakers (2-2)
The Phoenix Suns have officially made this a series thanks to a 115-106 Game 4 victory at home. The Suns bench came up huge, outscoring the Lakers bench 54-20. Phoenix’s 5 bench players combined for an amazing 20-for-32 shooting. Kobe Bryant’s injuries haven’t slowed him down, but the big concern is Andrew Bynum. He played 25 minutes on Tuesday, but is still not 100% and the Suns are taking advantage of that. The home team has won and covered in each of the 4 games thus far in the series. Only one of those trends will continue tonight. I believe the Lakers will win Game 5, but the Suns will be more prepared this time around in Staples Center.
Pick: Phoenix +7.5
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