Semis, Game 6 Gallery
January 1, 2011
All-Star Amare Stoudemire reads the morning newspaper before the Suns' Game 6 shoot around in Dallas.
Suns Head Coach Mike D'Antoni points out a few things to watch for.
The NBA's Executive of the Year, Bryan Colangelo, was taking Game 6 seriously.
Suns owner Robert Sarver came dressed to kill.
Suns scout Todd Quinter catches up with former Suns strength coach, Casey Smith, now the head athletic trainer for the Mavs.
Stoudemire chits and chats with reporters before tip-off.
The Suns line up for the National Anthem, prior to tip-off at American Airlines Center.
Steve Nash and the Suns returned to Dallas up 3-2 and looking to close out the series.
All-Star center Amare Stoudemire throws down a two-handed jam early in the game.
Swingman Quentin Richardson looks to avoid the double-team and dish to an open teammate.
Nash defends Dirk Nowitzki, one of his closest friends, after spending six seasons together in Dallas.
Nash isn't the only former Maverick on the Suns' roster. Jim Jackson was originally drafted by Dallas, 4th overall in the 1992 NBA Draft.
Stoudemire stretches out for the underhand hoop.
Reserve forward Walter McCarty got all ball on this block. Okay, maybe not.
Stoudemire shows off his Hawk impersonation, swooping in for the one-handed hammer.
"Thank you, sir, may I have another?"
Nash looks to the cutting "Q" for one of his 12 dimes on the night.
Even in the heat of competition, the old friends are willing to give each other a helping hand.
The Suns may not be one of the best defensive teams in the NBA, but they can give teams fits at times with their length and athleticism.
Even with his left hand, STAT is strong inside.
The Suns' guard shot 13-of-26 from the floor in Game 6.
Nash came up just one rebound short of his second-straight triple-double.
We could make a joke here, but that would probably be inappropriate.
Center Steven Hunter gave the Suns 16 minutes off the bench, blocking two shots and altering several others.
Think Nowitzki wished he was on the receiving end fo this pass?
You can never get too many STAT dunk photos.
The Matrix zips in for two.
With Stoudemire in foul trouble, Marion picked up the offensive slack, scoring a playoff career-high 38 points, to go with another personal-best 16 boards.
Jackson chipped in 16 points and seven boards, starting at off-guard in Joe Johnson's absence.
Over the final three games of the series, Nash totaled 121 points by himself.
Nowitzki was not a happy camper after the Suns stormed back from a 16-point deficit to take the lead late in regulation.
Nash's three-pointer in the closing seconds of regulation sent Game 6 into overtime.
With the win, the Suns advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1993.
Stoudemire rises above the double-team.
Nash shares a few words of encouragement with his former teammate, Mavs coach Avery Johnson.
Nash and Nowitzki hug after the game.
The Suns' two big offseason acquisitions celebrate another postseason victory.
Chairman Jerry Colangelo was all smiles after the Suns' big road win.
"Q" towels off after a post-game shower.
Nash and Marion talk with reporters after the game.