2010 Playoffs: Suns @ Lakers, Game 1
May 18, 2010
Workers put the finishing touches on the Western Conference Finals logo at the Staples Center prior to Game 1.
Suns coach Alvin Gentry has his game face on as he arrives at the Staples Center.
Steve Nash and his black eye arrive.
Robin Lopez relaxes prior to taking the court for his first career playoff game.
Channing Frye loosens up.
Jared Dudley gets hit up for a quick pregame quote.
Amar'e Stoudemire does his balancing act in the locker room.
The Suns' leading scorer in the playoffs, Jason Richardson gets into game mode.
Louis Amundson enters the court for warmups.
Jack Nicholson goes over his Bucket List with Gentry before the game.
A Suns victory over the Lakers would allow Al McCoy to call his third NBA Finals for the Suns.
Nash meets with Lakers captain Derek Fisher.
Nash finds Robin Lopez for one of his seven first-half assists.
Amar'e drives during the first half. STAT scored 15 points to lead the Suns at the break.
Nash draws a lot of attention and finds the open man.
Hill drives on Kobe Bryant. Hill had seven first-half points, but the Suns trailed the Lakers, 62-55.
Nash finds a lot of traffic in the lane.
Frye hits for his only three-pointer of the first half.
Former Suns and Lakers player A.C. Green was on hand for the game.
Cash Warren and Jessica Alba watch the video screen featuring pictures of themselves.
Amar'e block a shot by Lamar Odom at the rim.
Goren Dragic scored five points in relief of Steve Nash in the first half.
Leandro Barbosa drives for two of his 11 points off the bench.
Amar'e found himself surrounded much of the night but still managed a team-high 23 points for the game.
Nash continued to drive and dish to finish with 13 points and 13 assists on the night.
Robin Lopez made his first appearance in the playoffs and responded with 14 points and six rebounds in 24 minutes of action.
Grant Hill was limited to 22 minutes with foul trouble and scored seven points and handed out three assists.
Jason Richardson scored 15 points and pulled down six rebounds.
Dragic scored 13 of the 35 points by the bench.
The coaches look for answers as the Lakers take Game 1, 128-107.
Nash meets with the media after the game.
Gentry takes his turn.