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2010 Playoffs: Suns vs San Antonio, Game 1
May 3, 2010
Suns Coach Alvin Gentry relaxes for a moment before the first game of the second round series against San Antonio.
Lou Amundson checks out his socks in the locker room.
Steve Nash leads the Suns onto the court.
PHX Percussion entertains fans on the concourse.
The Gorilla joins the fun inside the bowl.
The Suns and Spurs tip off Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Grant Hill hit a jumper and the Suns were off and running.
Nash scored 11-straight points for the Suns on four driving layups and capped by a three-pointer to give Phoenix an early 14-5 lead.
Nash scored the last six points of the quarter for the Suns for a total of 17 points to go along with three assists and the Suns led 31-22 after one period.
Jason Richardson scored four-consecutive points late in the second period then followed with another jumper to give the Suns their biggest lead of the half at 53-39.
Amundson grabbed four rebounds for the Suns as the bench played much of the second period.
Leandro Barbosa contributed five points during the second quarter.
Amar'e Stoudemire contributed nine points and seven rebounds in the first half and Suns led 57-47 at the break.
Gentry liked what he saw on the scoreboard.
The Golden Grannies made their first appearance of the playoffs.
Goran Dragic provided relief for Steve Nash and scored four points.
Hill adds a layup during the third period.
The Spurs tied the score midway through the third period but Richardson scored five points during a 10-0 run to give the Suns an 85-75 lead going to the last quarter.
The Spurs made another run to close within one, but when Richardson hit a three-pointer with 1:23 remaining in the game, the Suns led by eight and went on to win, 111-102.
JR encourages the crowd after a successul three.
Nash is all smiles after a first-game victory over the Spurs. The playmaker finished with a game high 33 points to go with 10 assists.
STAT continued to attack the basket and finished with 23 points including five-straight free throws and added 13 rebounds.
Orange dominated the scene at US Airways Center.
The crowd is encouraged to keep pumping up the volume.
Good luck getting that ball back.
Nash prepares to take another jumper against the sixth-seeded Spurs.
Channing Frye listens as Hill and Stoudemire discuss the situation.
The bench, including Gentry and assistant coach Dan Majerle, had a lot to smile about.
Stoudemire throws down a slam against San Antonio.
More entertainment from the Suns Dancers.
Fans were holding their collective breaths as they watched a critical part of the action.
Gentry was all smiles while taking questions after the game.
San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich found something Gentry said very humerous.
But Popovich turned seriuos again when he met the media.
Phoenix's All-Star forward had one of his bigger smiles after the win.
Tim Duncan took the time to answer everyone.
Nash capped a succesful evening with a few comments.