2010 Playoffs: Suns @ Portland, Game 3
April 23, 2010
Suns forward Lou Amundson and his playoff beard are looking for their second win in the series.
Suns center Robin Lopez made the trip to Portland for Game 3 on April 22, while continuing to rehab his back.
Leandro Barbosa is looking for a victory as he arrives at the Rose Garden in Portland.
Jarron Collins warms up in the hallway outside the visiting locker room before the game.
Assistant coach Bill Cartwright prepares the marker board before the game.
Amar'e Stoudemire listens to a little pregame mood music.
Rookie forward Earl Clark stretches in the locker room.
The Suns picked up where they left off in Game 2 by having another 30 point quarter, as Amar'e scored seven early points for a 10 point Suns lead.
Jason Richardson scored seven points later in the quarter and the Suns had an 18 point lead, 34-16.
When Steve Nash scored with 11 second left in the half, the Suns led by 31 points.
STAT finished the game with 20 points and four rebounds.
The Suns were all smiles entering the locker room at halftime.
Stoudemire was the NBA leader this season with the most "points in the paint."
Nash scored 13 points and handed out 10 assists on the night.
Grant Hill scored eight points and collected seven rebounds.
Richardson found himself stuck under the basket in one of the few times he had the ball and didn't score.
Richardson dives into the crowd after a spectacular save that resulted in a Suns basket at the other end.
Stoudemire scored from all different angles.
Richardson scored a playoff career-high 42 points on 13 of 19 shooting from the field, including 8 of 12 three-pointers.
Channing Frye grabbed seven rebounds in his return to Portland.
The Suns let the big lead get down to 11 points midway through the fourth period before making a late push for the 108-89 road win.
The win gives the Suns a 2-1 series lead with Game 4 in Portland on Saturday afternoon.