2006 NBA Playoffs, Conference Semis, Game 4 Gallery
May 14, 2006
Shawn Marion checks out of the Ritz and onto the team bus.
Steve Nash sports Suns orange on the way to the arena for Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals.
Boris Diaw and Suns realize Game 4 is serious business.
The Suns visited the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday evening for the fifth time this postseason.
Marion and Diaw arrive at the STAPLES Center in style.
A Valley family made the trip from Arizona for the big game.
Raja Bell is used to being the enemy in L.A.
NBA Commissioner David Stern spoke to reporters before the game.
Tim Thomas gets his shoes and game face on.
You don't have to be a Suns fan to appreciate Thomas' talent.
Jerry Colangelo and Robert Sarver look over the crowd before tip off.
Nash and Bell relax on the bench just before tip off.
The Suns huddle up for some last minute intructions from their Coach.
The "Clipper Nation" was heard in full force during pre-game introductions.
The two-time MVP continued his shooting woes by shooting 3-11 from the field.
Thomas got the start again and registered 13 points and six rebounds.
Bell rung up a career-high 33 points and drained seven three-pointers on the night.
Diaw hooks in two of his 21 points as the Suns battled to stay within striking distance most of the game.
Despite a poor shooting night, The Matrix still managed a double-double with 14 pionts and 10 rebounds.
Leandro Barbosa scored 15 points, but was only 1-6 from behind the arc.
The Suns pushed the tempo, outscoring the Clippers 17-8 on fast break points.
Diaw continues to improve in playoffs, registering 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds on Sunday night.
The Brazillian Blur glides in for two.
The Suns shot only 28 percent from the three-point line.
Bell's shooting prowess kept the Suns close as they drew to within six late in the fourth quarter.
The Suns were unable to pull out the victory, however, and now return to the Valley with the series tied.
Head Coach MIke D'Antoni can only look on and prepare his team for Game 6 on Tuesday night.
Nash addresses the media after the difficult loss to tie the series.
Diaw talks to the media after the hard-fought defeat.
Marion shows the effects of head-on collission with Clippers' guard Cuttino Mobley.
D'Antoni and the Suns will go back to the drawing board to see what kind of adjustments need to be made to regain the lead in the series.