Originally posted on nba.com/suns  |  Last updated 2/29/12
By Josh Greene, Suns.com Posted: April 29, 2010 R.I.P. Rip City… Now bring on San Antonio. With their 99-90 road win over the Trail Blazers in Thursday’s Game 6, Phoenix now has a Round 2 date with the Spurs, who advanced earlier in the night after eliminating Dallas. With homecourt advantage against the No. 7 seed San Antonio, Game 1 tips off Monday night at U.S. Airways Center. “The Spurs are always a tough team to play in the postseason,” Amar’e Stoudemire said. “They are always well-equipped and ready to go. They’ve won championships, so we have to study them the same way we did with Portland. Know their plays and attack them offensively.” In addition to a 41-point performance against Tim Duncan and Co. in the regular season, STAT was the Suns’ leading scorer in all three matchups as his team won the season series, 2-1, Of course, as Jason Richardson put it, it’s all even now heading into Monday’s Game 1.
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