The San Antonio Spurs lead the series 2-0 by defeating the Phoenix Suns 104-96. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili were both superb during with 32 points and 29 points, respectively. Tim Duncan, on the other hand, was a bit silent with 18 points and a staggering 17 boards. As for the Suns, it was Amare Stoudemire who stood out scoring 33 points and Steve Nash adding 23 points and 10 assists. The Spurs stayed in one piece after games 1 & 2 with the Suns leading during the first halves. Defense was the key to this win. It wasn't as hard as Game 1 but the Spurs fought hard for this victory. "We just tried to stay in the game. It was a little like Game 1. We just fought through it," said Parker. The Spurs simply owned the game even though they trailed durin the first half. Now, it is the turn for the Suns to shine at the US Airways Center but will they?
"We just kind of panicked. I don't know what happened there," Nash said. "We lost our spacing; we lost our composure. We lost what was successful. We had one bad quarter, and that happens. Unfortunately it came right on the heels of that game Saturday where we had it in our hands. That's what makes tonight harder to deal with," said Nash after the Game 2 loss to the Spurs.
"We looked like we panicked," D'Antoni said after Game 2. I really don't think Nash is to blame for this loss and it's a 7-game series. There are still a lot of games to go. But I'll definitely root for the Spurs, no doubt about that!.. =)