They lost Joe Johnson to injury. Then they lost home-court advantage. How will the Suns react in Game 3 at Dallas?
Brian James updates his Round 2 reports: Pacers-Pistons Mavs-Suns Wizards-Heat Sonics-Spurs
Miami had balanced scoring from Shaq, Keyon Dooling and Dwyane Wade and held Washington's bench to five points in Game 1.
The Pacers will need Jermaine O'Neal at full effectiveness to upset the defending champion Pistons.
Both Miami and Washington bring different perspectives to their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup.
The combination of Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire will be too much for the Mavs.
This will be a close series because Seattle is better than most people think.