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Blazers eclipse Suns 105-100

2010-04-20 09:16 BJT

Our final stop, back out west. Phoenix entertaining Portland.

Early in the second, Louis Amundson goes outcontested to the hole, throwing it down to put the Suns ahead 33-28, in what turned out to be a tight contest.

Dying seconds of the third, game tied at 70.

Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash (L) drives around Portland Trail Blazers' Martell Webster (C) as he is boxed out by Louis Amundson during the first half of Game 1 of their NBA Western Conference playoff series in Phoenix, April 18, 2010.REUTERS/Joshua Lott(UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)
Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash (L) drives around Portland Trail Blazers' 
Martell Webster (C) as he is boxed out by Louis Amundson during the
 first half of Game 1 of their NBA Western Conference playoff 
series in Phoenix, April 18, 2010.REUTERS/Joshua Lott(UNITED 

Steve Nash to Channing Frye inside, he hits the turnaround J giving the Suns a two point lead heading into the final Q.

With Brandon Roy out for Portland with a knee injury, the veteran Andre Miller stepped up. He knocks down the wide open three, putting Portland up 1. Miler, leading the Blazers with 31.

Dying seconds, the Suns down three...looking to tie, Steve Nash with the deep attempt, but it comes up short. The Blazers, a big 105-100 road win in game one.