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Steve Nash still believes Phoenix Suns will beat Lakers in Game 6

May 28, 2010 |  2:03 pm

A day after making somewhat of a bold statement, Suns guard Steve Nash said Friday that he wasn't making a "guarantee" that Phoenix was going to win Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the Lakers.

Nash said it's "a belief" that the Suns can defeat the Lakers in Game 6 Saturday night at US Airways Center and then force a Game 7 back in Los Angeles at Staples Center on Monday.

The Suns lost a last-second game to the Lakers Thursday night in Game 5 when Ron Artest grabbed Kobe Bryant's airball and scored on a putback.

The Suns trail the best-of-seven series, 3-2, and are on the brink of elimination.

"I didn't say guarantee," Nash said. "But, I have no problem with that."

While he was doing post-game interviews Thursday, it did sound as if Nash was making a guarantee.

"We lost, and they held home court," he said. "We'll go back and do the same, and we'll come back here for Game 7."

The Suns did win Games 3 and 4 at home.

Perhaps that's why Nash sounded so confident.

"It's a belief," Nash said. "I believe we're going to come home and win and go back and play Game 7 over there."

-- Broderick Turner in Phoenix