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.

[audio:http://slamonline.com/audio/slam_mixdown_jared_dudley.mp3]

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