2006 NBA Playoffs: Suns-Mavs Game 2 Photos
May 26, 2006
Boris Diaw looks to repeat his solid outing from Game 1 as he makes his way to the Suns' locker room.
Suns team physician Dr. Craig Phelps (right) and Suns guard Raja Bell, who will miss tonight's game with a strained calf, arrive at American Airlines Center.
Every NBA player has their respective pregame rituals, and Eddie House, Tim Thomas and a still-inactive Amare Stoudemire are no exceptions.
After missing three months of action with a stress fracture in his foot, Kurt Thomas fills out some ticket requests before suiting up for Game 2.
The All-Star playmaker gets in some last-minute ticket requests prior to Game 2.
Diaw gets a little java "pick-me-up" before the game.
Out of action due to season-ending knee surgery, Dijon Thompson is ready to root on teammates like James Jones in Game 2.
Being up a game in the Conference Finals is more than enough of a reason for Head Coach Mike D'Antoni to be smiling.
LB and the Suns were looking forward to singing the same tune as Game 1 when the Suns stormed back for a win to open the Conference Finals.
With a road win already in their pocket, the Pacific Division Champs wanted No. 2 as they got ready to take to the court Friday night.
Steve Nash looked to once again get wild and woolly as the Suns hoped to take two from the Mavs on their home court to open the Conference Finals.
STAT gets a pregame laugh in with his teammates.
For the second consecutive game, fan reactions were mixed as the former Mavs point guard was introduced.
Friends Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki greet each other at center court prior to tip-off.
Shawn Marion got the Suns off to a good start with a quick two points in the opening minute of action.
The Matrix had a true double-double on the night: 19 points to go along with his 19 boards.
And from another angle...
After a career playoff-high 34 points in Game 1, Boris Diaw looked to keep the good times rolling Friday night in Dallas.
Tim Thomas took it upon himself to get rough and tumble in the paint as he battled Josh Howard down low.
Diaw had a team-high 25 points in the loss.
Shades of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Thomas goes skyhook on the Mavs.
The NBA MVP goes in for two of his 16 points on the night.
Not even a seven-foot Dirk Nowitzki could block this nice floater from Leandro Barbosa in Game 2.
Tim Thomas had a game-high four three-pointers and finished Game 2 with 20 points.
Nash was one of only four Suns to score in double figures on the night.
Starting for an injured Raja Bell, the Brazilian guard finished the night with eight points and four assists.
Ring of Honor member Tom Chambers joins Fox Sports Net's Kevin McCabe to break down what went wrong for the Suns after the team fell 105-98.
In his postgame ritual, Shawn Marion once again becomes one with the ice machine.
Raja Bell talks to TNT's Chris Sager after Game 2.
After the game, No. 2 talks about heading home to Phoenix with the series tied 1-1.
A disappointed Steve Nash tried to look on the bright side as the series swings back to the Valley on Sunday for Game 3.