2008 Playoffs: Suns-Spurs, Game 4, April 27
April 27, 2008
The Phoenix Suns Dancers welcomed fans to Game 4 of the Suns-Spurs series.
The dancers were also helping the crowd by handing out Planet Orange towels prior to the game.
Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski talks with alumnus Grant Hill before the game.
Boris Diaw warms up for his new role as a low post player.
Raja Bell warms up and hopes to get a fast start in Game 4.
Steve Nash warms up for what he hopes is the first of four elimination games.
Suns fans hope the heat will be on for San Antonio in Game 4.
Guitarist Kevin Eubanks, music director for "The Tonight Show" performs the National Anthem.
The Gorilla gets the fans going before the game.
Shaquille O'Neal had words for the troops before the game.
Raja Bell hit a three-pointer to start the scoring for the Suns.
Boris Diaw scored two first quarter points, but caught fire and would finish with 20.
Leandro Barbosa resumed his role off the Suns bench but showed no signs of slowing down.
The crowd was into the game from the start and continued having reason to cheer.
With Shaq scoring nine points to lead the way, the Suns put the game away early taking a 34-13 lead after one period.
Everybody in Phoenix appeared happy with the first quarter results.
Diaw did it all in the first half, scoring 10 points, handing out four assists and pulling down seven rebounds.
Bell scored 21 of his 27 points before halftime as the Suns led 65-43 at the break.
Fans at the US Airways Center kept the place jumping during the second half.
STAT's dunk gave the Suns a 26-point lead early in the second half.
Diaw scored against a number of Spurs including their MVP Tim Duncan.
Gordan Giricek played 23 minutes and took advantage by scoring seven points.
With the Suns up big, starters were able to take a breather throughout most of the fourth quarter.
Following Phoenix's 105-86 victory, Mike D'Antoni speaks with the media.
Questions are easier to answer after a big win.
Raja had a lot of post game attention after scoring 27 points.
Amare was only concerned with the next game in post-game interviews.
Steve Nash signs some tickets on his way out.