by Jonathan Santiago and Aaron Fischman / @DavisSportsDeli

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It’s not a match-up most NBA fans saw coming.

Not this deep in the Playoffs.

The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns tip-off  game one of the Western Conference Finals tonight. It’s a battle between big versus small, orthodox versus unorthodox,  star power versus will power.

Phoenix practiced Saturday and we had a chance to speak with Jared Dudley, the small forward who’s found his niche in the Suns small ball system.  And fortunately, we were able to record the entire conversation into a podcast.

Some of the topics we discussed with Dudley were his thoughts on the Suns coming into the season under-the-radar, the play of teammate Jason Richardson and what they need to do in order to be successful against the Lakers.

If you enjoyed the interview, visit our website and check out our weekly podcast.