The magic behind the 2009-2010 Phoenix Suns season

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Phoenix Suns (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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First Two Rounds of Playoffs

The Phoenix Suns surpassed expectations, winning 54 games and finishing 3rd in the tough Western Conference. The Suns were hoping to make one last run and hopefully win the 2010 NBA championship.

Phoenix matched up against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the playoffs where they took care of business. The Suns won 4-2, Nash averaged 15 points and almost 10 assists in that six-game series.

With the first round out of the way, here came the best part of the whole season, the Conference semi-finals against long-time rival, San Antonio Spurs.

Phoenix won Game 1 by a score of 111-102. Nash, Richardson, and Stoudemire combined for 83 points to get the series off on the right foot.

Phoenix followed up winning Game 2 110-102. In that game, Amar’e had 23 point and 11 rebounds, while Dudley and Frye combined for 26 off the bench.

Game 3 was as good as they come. The Suns won 110-96, and Dragic was a magician. The second-year guard dropped 26 points, scoring 23 in the 4th quarter, pushing the Suns lead to 3-0 for the series.

It was time to put the nail in the coffin and send the Spurs home for the first time since Nash returned to the Suns for his second stint. Phoenix saw the opportunity and seized it. Phoenix sent the Spurs packing in a sweep after a 107-101 Game 4 win. Nash had 20 points and nine assists, Stoudemire scored 29, and the Suns finally did what seemed impossible.