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Suns Beat L.A. Again;
Advance to Conference Finals
Another series, another L.A. team and another Game 7 victory for Phoenix. Steve Nash returned to MVP form, scoring 29 points to go with 11 assists Monday night, as the Suns finished off the Clippers, 127-107. The victory sealed the Semis for the Suns, 4-3, who now advance to the Western Conference Finals for the second straight year, where they will face Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks beginning Wednesday in Dallas (5:30 p.m., TNT).
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  • Monday, May 8
    Conference Semifinals, Game 1
    Suns 130, Clippers 123
    Post-Game: Quotes | Notes | Photos
    Wednesday, May 10
    Conference Semifinals, Game 2
    Clippers 122, Suns 97
    Post-Game: Quotes | Notes | Photos
    Friday, May 12
    Conference Semifinals, Game 3
    Suns 94, Clippers 91
    Post-Game: Quotes | Photos
    Sunday, May 14
    Conference Semifinals, Game 4
    Clippers 114, Suns 107
    Post-Game: Quotes | Photos

    Tuesday, May 16
    Conference Semifinals, Game 5
    Suns 125, Clippers 118, 2OT
    Post-Game: Quotes | Notes | Photos
    Thursday, May 18
    Conference Semifinals, Game 6
    Clippers 118, Suns 106
    Post-Game: Quotes | Photos

    Monday, May 22
    Conference Semifinals, Game 7
    Suns 127, Clippers 107
    Post-Game: Quotes | Notes | Photos


    “We are a resilient team... We have overcome a lot and we have turned out to be a really good team. I think we are done trying to out-live our critics.”
    -- Suns guard Steve Nash

    “We just put it all on the line toward the end of the third quarter and just kept going.”
    -- Suns forward Tim Thomas on Game 7

    “James Jones was huge for us. He has been struggling, but he came in big defensively and made shots.”
    -- Head Coach Mike D'Antoni

    All-Stars on Nash

    Various NBA All-Stars including Blake Griffin and Kevin Love discuss the play of the 38-year-old Steve Nash

    Stars Discuss Markieff Morris

    Colleagues discuss the solid play of Suns rookie Markieff Morris during All-Star Weekend in Orlando

    Young Guards on Nash

    Guards including Derrick Rose and Deron Williams discuss the play of Suns playmaker Steve Nash.

    Markieff Morris Talks Rising Stars

    Suns rookie Markieff Morris discusses his experience playing in the Rising Skills Challenge on Friday night