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Lakers prepare to face a different Phoenix Suns team

Turkoglu_300 On Friday, the Lakers will face a different Phoenix Suns team than the one L.A. defeated in six games in the Western Conference finals.

The Lakers won't have to contend with power forward Amare Stoudemire, who signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks over the summer.

Phoenix now has Hedo Turkoglu, who was acquired from the Toronto Raptors, playing the position.

Stoudemire was tough defend rolling to the basket when the Suns ran the pick-and-roll with Steve Nash.  

Turkoglu doesn't attack the basket as much, preferring to shoot from the outside.

"Obviously it's a different power forward that they are using," Pau Gasol said after practice Thursday. "But it's still a tough match-up, and it's going to be a tough game on the road."

-- Broderick Turner

Photo: Suns forward Hedo Turkoglu drives against the Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge in both teams' season opener on Tuesday. Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer / US Presswire

 
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Here is my answer to LakerTom's ; Ricky Nelson and 63 Footer's Everly Brothers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBuiTyIYpA8&feature=related

I don't know if Mark M. was already born during this era, surely that was the height of Elgin Baylor and Bill Russell popularity in NBA.

Edwin Gueco - yeah baby!!! Hank Marvin on lead, if I'm not mistaken.

Caption for the Fish/Kobe photo:

Kobe: "That was your best speech chaplain. Now you can really retire"

reaching back to Everly Bros reminds me of a few years earlier with Del Shannon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TLLcvWeiKw
and the Cascades
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmF_bG5IVnM
and
Paul Peterson

So I'm watching TNT right now and I hear that D Howard visited Hakeem this summer. Wow, Kobe hangs with Dream last year learning post moves, now everyone wants sloppy seconds...

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