Tempo key to Game 6 between Suns and Blazers

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- A blast-right-by-them style has served the Suns well against the Trail Blazers.

And tempo will likely be a deciding factor on Thursday night when Phoenix visits Portland with a 3-2 advantage and a chance to advance to the next round of the playoffs.

When the Blazers have had success, they have been able to slow the Suns down and go to a half-court defense.

The Blazers have two things going for them. They are at home, and All-Star guard Brandon Roy says he's going to start after coming off the bench the past two games because of knee surgery.

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