NBA Playoffs 2010: Phoenix Suns Regain Upper Hand, Lead Portland 3-2

April 27th, 2010 by Busta Bucket Leave a reply »


What began in ideal form with the Blazers racing out to an early 14 point lead, ended in disaster with the Blazers blowing that early lead and losing in an irritatingly familiar fashion. When Marcus Camby was called for two first quarter fouls and benched, the Blazers slowly but surely obliterated any momentum or confidence they had gained and eventually collapsed under the Suns' expected pressure.

For the Blazers, the beginning of the first quarter featured a solid display of executing the game plan. The Suns came out flat and didn't have much energy and the Blazers capitalized. Their first possession on offense went strait to LaMarcus Aldridge who hit a gorgeous turn around jumper for the first 2 of his 17 total points. The Blazers ran out to a quick 9-0 run going 4-4 from the field and the Suns didn't score until Nash hit two free throws at roughly the 8 minute mark.

While the Blazers were hitting almost everything they shot, they only led by 14 points due to some timely shooting from Richardson. This proved to be crucial for the Suns who quickly capitalized on a huge run as Camby left the game with 2 fouls with ...

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