2008 Playoffs: Suns @ Spurs, Game 2 April 22, 2008
April 22, 2008
The Opening Round of the NBA Playoffs continued with Game 2 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on April 22.
Assistant coach Phil Weber hopes the Suns can bounce back from their double-overtime defeat in Game 1.
Amare Stoudemire and Raja Bell watch as the Dallas-New Orleans contest gets underway.
Bell knows he will have his hands full in his contest by trying to contain the Spurs' talented backcourt.
Steve Nash signs autographs for some Phoenix fans before the game.
Boris Diaw signs for a lucky Suns fan.
Suns fans have shown their dedication again this postseason by making the trip to San Antonio.
Suns forwards Grant Hill and Sean Marks prepare to take the court.
A game-time decision, Grant Hill still makes time to sign some autographs for Suns fans.
Shaquille O'Neal gets himself warmed up as Game 2 is nearly underway.
STAT stretches on the court of the AT&T Center.
Guard Raja Bell gets in a few final jumpshots.
3D is warmed up and ready to go.
Mike D'Antoni and his coaching staff are hoping to return to Phoenix with a San Antonio split.
Members of the Suns front office - including former Spurs Vinny Del Negro and Steve Kerr - take the court prior to tip-off.
Former teammates, Marks and Tim Duncan do a little catching up at the AT&T Center.
Hill is looking to advance in the postseason for the first time in his career.
The National Anthem is performed in San Antonio.
The visiting Suns are introduced to the crowd in San Antonio.
The Diesel is ready for the Game 2 showdown.
Amare Stoudemire dunked his way to 14 first quarter points, first from the right side. . .
. . .then from the left baseline as the Suns took a nine-point lead.
Shaquille O'Neal attracted a lot of attention but still managed seven points in the first quarter.
Steve Nash scored 10 first quarter points and still had time to hand out nine assists.
Stoudemire was unstoppable throughout the first half, finishing with 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting from the field.
In the second half, points didn't come as easy for the Phoenix Suns.
The big three for San Antonio, meanwhile, went to work to establish a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Behind some solid defense, the Suns managed a late run.
It was not enough, however, as Tony Parker's 32 points helped the Spurs to a 102-96 win.