Ron Artest: Unexpected Hero of Game 5

by May 28, 2010

We’ll have an extensive recap of the Lakers’ thrilling 103-101 victory over the Suns up on the site soon, but if you just came here for a quick update: The Lakers now hold a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Finals, and Ron Artest(!), who’d had a bad game, a horrible last minute and not much of a postseason overal, was the hero with his last-second putback of a Kobe Bryant miss at the buzzer.

The L.A. Times details Ron-Ron’s exploits:

Biggest shot of Artest’s career?

“Biggest layup,” he said, smiling, correcting the interviewer. “I missed a lot of layups during the regular season. Now I’m missing jumpers and missing layups, but, you know, staying with it.”