2010 Playoffs: Suns @ Portland, Game 4
May 8, 2010
President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr heads to the team bus prior to Game 4.
Vice President of Player Programs Mark West and Jason Richardson check out of the team hotel.
Head Coach Alvin Gentry hopes to keep the Suns' two-game winning streak going.
Coming off a career-night in Game 3, J-Rich looks to keep his hot-shooting streak going.
The Suns' playmaker must be getting some well wishes from friends and family on the way to the arena.
Up 2-1 in the series, Steve Nash contemplates the matinee game ahead.
Up 2-1 in the series, Goran Dragic and his teammates get some shots up under the watchful eye of assistant coach Igor Kokoskov.
Blazers Head Coach Nate McMillan addresses the media before the start of Game 4.
Tools of the trade... Amar'e Stoudemire gears up for Game 4 with a new pair of his signature shoes.
Upon his arrival at the arena, Grant Hill gets some stretching in.
Now it's STAT's turn for a pregame stretch.
Starting center Jarron Collins gets some pregame shooting in, well before tip-off.
The NBDL's top rebounder this past season, Suns newcomer Dwayne Jones works on his jumper.
Leandro Barbosa shags his own rebound.
Steve Nash scored nine points and had three assists in the first quarter as the Suns took a 27-26 lead after one period.
Amare Stoudemire had ten points in the first half but Portland came back to take a 54-50 lead at the half.
After scoring just four points in the first half following his 42 point performance in Game 3, Jason Richardson hit consecutive three-pointers to open the second half and the Suns were back in the lead.
Amar'e kept attacking the basket resulting in seven thrid quarter points.
Richardson scored 11 points in the third period and the Suns were within two at 74-72.
Nash drives through traffic for a layin.
Channing Frye regained his shooting touch by hitting his first two three-pointers, although one was later ruled a two after review.
Leandro Barbosa came off the bench to score eight points for the Suns.
Amar'e scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter for the Suns but it took nearly eight minutes and the Suns found themselves in an eight point hole and lost the game 96-87. Amar'e scored 26 points to lead the Suns.
Nash finished with 15 points and eight assists.
In addition tot he defensive assignment on Andre Miller, Grant Hill scored nine points, grabbed 12 rebounds and added four assists.