2010-11 Star Wars Night
February 14, 2011
Suns broadcasters Eddie Johnson and Tom Leander welcome the home viewing audience to "Star Wars: The Clone Wars Night" on Feb. 13, 2011.
Upon arriving at US Airways Center, fans were greeted by members of the "Due Sea Garrison," the Arizona chapter of the international fan costuming club, the 501st Legion.
The Casino Arizona Pavilion doubles as an intergalactic meeting place prior to the game.
A Snowtrooper and friends.
These are not the dancers you're looking for.
The fusion of a Suns fan and Darth Vader.
You don't know the power of the dark side.
The women of Star Wars make an appearance.
A couple of bounty hunters patrol the plaza before the game.
A stormtrooper shows how it's done.
The Star Wars universe was well-represented during pregame introductions.
The Suns get ready for tip-off.
The Suns Dancers get in on the action, doing their best Princess Leia impressions.
Eat your heart out, Jabba.
Suns Dancer Lauren adopts the Jedi look instead.
Obi-Wan Kenobi... or is it?
Droids even made it to the big game.
The Empire and the Rebel Alliance get along for one night.
More intergalactic dance fun.
"Attend next year's Star Wars Night, you will."
The Empire in action.
Halftime featured a costume contest at center court.
Mini Darth and Mini Leia
Let the judging begin...
Dark Lord of the Sith in training... Baby Vader.
Costume contest winners take their places at mid-court.
The APS Gorilla's Greenhouse was a popular stop on Star Wars Night.
In addition to all of the in-game elements, LucasArts brought Xbox kiosks for fans to try out the upcoming video game, LEGO Star Wars 3: The Clone Wars
A Mando measures up to Suns center Robin Lopez.
The Gorilla gets in on the fun.
Clone troopers distribute T-shirts to Suns fans.
A Kashyyk Trooper provides some additional home court advantage.
Beware a Scout Trooper bearing gifts.
Backstage prep for the big night.
Darth Vader unmasked.
"Open the blast doors, open the blast doors..."
The Jedi aren't immune to pregame prep, either.