2010 Playoffs: Suns vs Blazers, Game 2
April 20, 2010
Going red on Planet Orange, Amare Stoudemire walks to the Suns locker room a few hours before tip-off of Game 2.
Suns.coms Steven J. Koek and forward Lou Amundson conduct a walking interview.
A stylish Grant Hill and a more relaxed-looking Goran Dragic make their way into the arena.
As part of his pregame routine, Stoudemire doubles up on the socks.
The Suns assemble in the hallway prior to taking the court.
US Aiways Center was ready for Game 2.
Steve Nash high-fives his teammates prior to the game.
STAT is introduced to the crowd.
Game 2 begins in Phoenix on April 20.
Amar'e started strong with eight points in the first quarter.
The crowd reacts to two of Jason Richardson's 15 points in the first quarter, in which the Suns took a 32-26 lead.
Nash contributed nine assists in the first quarter and had recorded 12 by halftime.
Hill hit all eight shots in the first half for 16 points, while the Suns led 63-49 at halftime.
The Suns Dancers were also on the top of their game.
Phx Percussion was also on hand to entertain the crowd.
St. Mary's High School coach David Lopez receives the 5th annual Spirit of Cotton Award, presented by Phoenix Suns Charities.
Amar'e had 12 points and six rebounds at the half.
The bench had ample opportuntiy to cheer as the Suns built the lead througout the second quarter.
Hill extended his consecutive-shots-made streak to 10 before finally missing and finished with 20 points.
Nash finished with 13 points and 16 assists in just three periods, as the reserves played the entire fourth quarter.
Suns center Channing Frye celebrates after finally knocking down a three-pointer.
Dragic scored eight points for the Suns and allowed Nash to rest the entire fourth quarter.
Jared Dudley had four points, three assists and three steals in 18 minutes of play.
Dragic and Suns coach Alvin Gentry discuss the fourth quarter.
The Suns maintained and enjoyed a 20-plus-point lead the entire fourth period.
Suns rookie Earl Clark took the ball strong to the hole in his playoff debut, drawing a foul.
Reserve guard Leandro Barbosa scored nine points off the bench.
Amundson scored four points, added seven rebounds and blocked this shot in 20 minutes of action.
Dwayne Jones scored five points, including this dunk, while seeing his first postseason action for the Suns.
Suns Coach Alvin Gentry was all smiles after the 29-point win.
Hill is hoping to advance to the semifinals for the first time of his NBA career.
Stoudemire says the Suns were more focused in Game 2.
Richardson came up one point shy of his playoff career high (30).
Nash and company are looking forward to Game 3 in Portland on Thursday.