Suns Drop Lakers to 7th In West

Bell’s hot shooting sets up possible playoff rematch
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2007 10:19 AM CDT
Phoenix Suns   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Phoenix Suns keep rolling through the regular season, with their Sunday win against the Los Angeles Lakers setting up a possible rematch of last year’s first-round playoff series. Raja Bell hit all six of his three point attempts en route to 22 points as the Suns won 115-107.

The win dropped the Lakers into seventh place in the Western Conference, while the Suns sit at number two. Bell’s hot shooting propelled the Suns offense, and his aggressive defense helped frustrate Kobe Bryant. “He’s been doing it all and that’s why he’s one of the better players in the league,” Suns coach Mike D'Antoni says of Bell.