2010 Playoffs: Suns @ Portland, Game 6
May 6, 2010
Assistant coach Dan Majerle signs autographs before heading to the Rose Garden for Game 6 on April 29.
Second-year guard Goran Dragic enjoys the bus ride to the arena.
A dapper Steve Nash enters the Rose Garden.
Amar'e Stoudemire enjoys some pre-game popcorn in the visitors locker room.
Nash heads from the Suns locker room to the court for some quality warmup time.
Stoudemire enjoys a lighter moment before the game.
Coach Alvin Gentry meets with the media.
Reserve guard Leandro Barbosa relaxes in the Suns locker room.
Grant Hill and his teammates head for the court.
Broadcasters Eddie Johnson and Tom Leander share a moment with Amar'e before the game.
A couple Suns fans show their support prior to Game 6.
Captains Nash and the Trail Blazers' Brandon Roy meet before the game with the officials.
Jason Richardson got the Suns rolling early by scoring 14 of the team's first 19 points for a 19-8 lead.
Stoudemire picked up his second foul when he was called for an offensive foul after being pinned against the sideline.
Nash didnt score in the first period but found teammates for four assists and the Suns led 24-17 after the first quarter.
Louis Amundson helped the Suns reserves with some defensive pressure.
Hill and Jarron Collins made it tough to get to the basket.
Channing Frye gets into the act with this blocked shot.
Hill blocked this dunk attempt by Jerryd Bayless near the end of the first half that preserved a 53-41 lead at the break.
Nash had 10 points including a huge three-pointer that gave the Suns a 10-point lead with less than three minutes to go. On the next possession he found Amar'e for a dunk on one of his six assists.
Amar'e returned to the game and scored 22 points, blocked two shots and found the open man for three assists as the Suns broke a 76-76 tie to win 99-90 and advance to the second round against the San Antonio Spurs.
Barbosa came off the bench and contributed five points.
Stoudemire scored six of his 22 points at critical stages of the fourth quarter.
In addition to his powerful dunks, Amar'e found Richardson for two layins at a critical time in the fourth period.
Richardson scores on one of Amar'e's feeds. Jason finished with 28 points and seven rebounds.
J-Rich received congratulations after hitting a three-pointer that gave the Suns a nine-point lead with 4:34 remaining.
Stoudemire takes the ball to the basket.
Under the watchful eye of Gentry, Jared Dudley blocks a shot from behind but is called for a foul. Dudley scored 12 points and blocked two other shots.
Amar'e also blocked two shots.
Amar'e breaks through for another dunk.
High fives were exchanged as the game wound down.
The Suns are happy to be done with Portland and moving on to the next round.
The Suns will need their bench once again in the next round, where they will meet their longtime rivals, the San Antonio Spurs.
Nash pumps his fist in celebration.
Barbosa and Nash share a high-five.
Nash answers questions in front of his locker.
A moment to reflect the victory in Gam 6.
Dudley takes some camera-phone pictures in the locker room
One more pose for good measure.
Dudley signs autographs on the way out.
Frye played for the Blazers and remains a popular player in Portland.
Hill finds his seat for the ride home.
Could they be talking San Antonio already?