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Locked On Suns Monday: How the Suns beat LA in classic Game One despite CP3 injury, plus what to watch in Game Two

The impact of the crowd, defending LeBron and AD, and remembering the Lakers’ history in Game 1s.

Fresh off a wild, thrilling 99-90 Phoenix Suns win over the Lakers in Game One of the Western Conference first round series, it’s time to celebrate YOU, the fans. The home crowd showed up in full force and made a real impact on the game, and the Suns needed it with an injury to Chris Paul, an ejection for Cam Payne, and a full 48 minutes of excellence to take down the favored Lakers. But it wasn’t just the crowd, the Suns executed at a high level, forcing Anthony Davis into a miserable game and keeping the ball moving against LA’s pressure defense. To close the show, a list of things to watch for in Game Two based on what we saw on Sunday.

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