2006 Playoffs: Suns-Lakers, Game 3
January 1, 2006
Leandro Barbosa chills out with some tunes as the team bus makes its way to the Staples Center.
Where Kurt Thomas goes, so do his size 17's.
Assistant coach Marc Iavaroni and forward James Jones indulge in a little snack before Game 3.
"The Voice of the Suns" Al McCoy talks over old times with former Suns Head Coach Paul Westphal, who is doing some broadcasting for the local Fox Sports Net affiliate throughout the playoffs.
NBA great-turned-broadcaster Bill Walton gets a friendly earful from Suns Head Coach Mike D'Antoni.
Shawn Marion checks out his write-up in the new issue of GQ with an assist from Eddie House.
Even though he won't play in the Suns' 2006 playoff run, Amar
The Matrix changes into his work clothes prior to the start of Game 3.
Assistant coach Dan D'Antoni hits the trainer's room for a quick massage before the game.
Even after his 29-point performance in Game 2, Steve Nash takes advantage of Suns' shootaround at Staples Center prior to Game 3.
Fox Sports Net Arizona had pre-game and post-game covered thanks to Kevin McCabe and Tim Kempton (l-r).
Brian Grant, Shawn Marion and Steve Nash listen to the national anthem before the start of Game 3 in Los Angeles.
Reminscient of Suns' pregame at every home game, Phoenix readies for the start of Game 3 at Staples Center.
Picking up where they left off in Games 1 and 2, LB and Kobe Bryant got physical once again in Game 3.
As they've done all series long, it didn't take long for tempers to flare up once again in Game 3.
The hot shooting of the Suns' Tim Thomas in the early going kept the heat on the Lakers.
In addition to being a dangerous weapon from the outside, Raja Bell shows Kobe Bryant his inside game isn't bad, either.
A shaken-up Tim Thomas temporarily left the game after getting kicked in the knee, but returned to action down the stretch.
The All-Star forward reached the 20-point mark for the first time against the Lakers in the Opening Round Friday night.
The reigning NBA MVP finds little room to maneuver in the L.A. traffic.
The Suns were called for 22 fouls Friday night, which didn't sit well with the Suns head coach.
Suns swingman Boris Diaw posted 14 points, five rebounds and four assists on the night.
Nash was the only Sun with a double-double Friday, putting up 17 points and 11 assists in a losing effort.
Raja Bell talks to the media after his 10-point, four-rebound performance in Game 3.
Down two games to one in the series, the Suns look to bounce back Sunday in Game 4.