Steve Nash, Jared Dudley: See You in Game 7

by May 28, 2010
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Though most of the Suns were understandably stunned following last night’s events, Nash and Dudley put on brave faces and predicted a return to L.A. for all the marbles. From the Times: “Nash’s team is near elimination, trailing 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, but that didn’t stop him from making a bold statement. ‘We lost and they held home court,’ Nash said. ‘We’ll go back home and do the same and we’ll come back here for Game 7.’ Maybe Nash felt that way because the Suns overcame an 18-point third-quarter deficit and tied the score, 101-101, on a Jason Richardson three-pointer with 3.5 seconds left. Maybe Nash felt that way because he started to have his way against the Lakers, scoring 29 points — his high in the series — on 12-for-20 shooting. He also had 11 assists and just two turnovers in 35 minutes. He had nine points in the fourth period, missing just one of his five shots. ‘I was just determined to try to win,’ Nash said. ‘I kept getting opportunities and just concentrated and tried to do what I could to win the game.”‘