2007 Playoffs: Suns @ Spurs, Game 4 Photos
January 1, 2007
On May 14, the Phoenix Suns checked out of their hotels in San Antonio for Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Forward Sean Marks checks out Suns.com one last time before checking out.
A former student at the school himself, coach Dan D'Antoni takes a photo with a group from Marshall University.
Leandro Barbosa says farewell to hotel employees, confident he'll be back for Game 6.
Suns fans wish the team luck as they depart from their hotel via the team bus.
Coaches try their best to relax on their way to the AT& T Center.
Barbosa and Amare Stoudemire sure like their chances if they can return to Phoenix with the series tied.
Enter the Matrix.
Suns Head Coach Mike D'Antoni chats with members of the media in the Phoenix locker room.
Jerry Colangelo discusses what a win for Phoenix could mean to this series.
Players like Boris Diaw make sure their bodies are ready for action.
Center Kurt Thomas hopes to conitnue contributing in Game 4.
Raja Bell gets himself ready via some tunes and a cup of coffee.
James Jones reviews some game notes to get himself ready.
Fans of both the Spurs and Suns are also ready for the big game.
The "French Connection" of Diaw and Tony Parker wish each other luck.
The waiting for everyone is over as Game 4 tips off.
As they had in Game 3, the Suns again got off to a quick start.
Steve Nash looks to build on Phoenix's early lead from inside the paint.
Like the Suns, the San Antonio Spurs also have a two-time MVP.
Along with Tim Duncan the Spurs also have another All-Star in Parker.
Unhappy with his performance in Game 3, Nash got off to a hot start in Game 4.
Stoudemire takes two as the Suns enjoy a two-point lead after one quarter of play.
In the second quarter, things began to get physical.
Shawn Marion dives into Robert Sarver territory in hopes of recovering a loose ball.
Duncan and the Spurs refuse to let points come easy for Stoudemire and the Suns as they take the lead.
Bruce Bowen lays it in for two as the Spurs outscore the Suns in the second quarter, 23-16.
Diaw drives it in for two of his four points off the Phoenix bench.
The 2006 Most Improved Player also added three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
In the second half, both big men were looking to lead their teams to victory.
The Spurs struck first, but Nash made sure the Suns were never far behind.
The two-time MVP proved their isn't a player in the league he won't face off against on his way to scoring 22 points.
When not scoring the basketball, Nash still found a way to deliver a game-high 14 assists.
D'Antoni knew, however, other Suns would need to step up if the team was going to climb back into the ballgame.
Nash delivers with the right hand against Parker.
Raja Bell scored 12 in the affair, but again Phoenix found themselves outscored in the third quarter.
Trailing by 11 in the second half, the Suns would need a great fourth-quarter performance.
Shawn Marion was again a force for Phoenix, hitting a number of big shots in the fourth quarter.
Leandro Barbosa has struggled in the series but managed to finish Game 4 with 10 points and six rebounds.
Stoudemire displays the soft touch on his way to finishing with 26 points and nine rebounds.
Phoenix's tough defense down the stretch made it difficult for San Antonio to hang on.
The bench reacts as a late run gets the Suns back into the contest.
Nash again delivered an amazing performance in the clutch, but would again find himself involved in an aggressive play.
Duncan argues a call as the Suns enjoy a 12-1 run.
STAT was also huge down the stretch and gave Phoenix the lead for good late in the fourth.
Things got physical again late in the game, as a flagrant foul from Robert Horry ultimately resulted in his ejection.
For the second-consecutive game and third time in four games, Nash found himself down after a tough play.
Horry leaves the floor following his ejection from the game.
Stoudemire and Barbosa celebrate Phoenix's 104-98 win over San Antonio.
The bench congratulates Stoudemire and Nash who provided the icing on the cake.
D'Antoni discusses heading back to Phoenix with the series tied 2-2.
D'Antoni also met with Arizona's media to discuss the big victory.
Bell is looking forward to some home cooking back in the Valley of the Suns.
Wednesday's Game 5 at the US Airways Center will definitely be one to watch.
Nash knows that San Antonio will bring everything they've got for Game 5 back in Phoenix.
His All-Star teammate as well as the rest of the Suns will certainly be ready.