It’s been a year since Devin Bookers became a superstar, and on Tuesday, the Phoenix Suns beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-80 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. All-Star guard Devin Booker scored 28 points, DeAndre Ayton added 20, and the seeded Phoenix Suns retired with a 110-80 win over the Dallas Mavericks for a 3-2 lead in the semi-finals. Dallas Mavericks.
PHOENIX took first place in the playoffs, won their first two games in this Western Conference semi-final and regained control of Tuesday’s best-of-seven 110-80 win streak in Race 5 at the Dallas Mavericks Footprint Centro. The seeded Phoenix Suns have bounced back from losses in their previous two games. They could win the series in Game 6 on Thursday in Dallas. After a hard-fought victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in six games, the Suns lost no time beating the visiting Dallas Mavericks for the first 9 points.
Phoenix outplayed the fourth-place Mavericks and limited the Mavs to 8 of 32 3-pointers. Mavs is engaged in the third quarter. In a disastrous third quarter, the Phoenix outscored the Dallas Mavericks at 33-14 to take an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter. The Dallas Mavericks, at least through the first half of Tuesday night, at the centre of the footprint, looked poised to win their third straight game against the Phoenix Suns. It all worked out for the Suns, and it all came together in the third quarter as the smaller Mavericks went 6-for-16 in what turned into a transition and opening opportunity for the Suns.
The Suns won 33-14 in the third quarter and never looked back, ultimately turning the game into a 30-point loss. When the Phoenix Suns seed finally found offensive continuity, the Dallas Mavericks lost their offensive continuity, scoring only four points in the first six minutes of the third quarter. Phoenix earned the first playoff spot, won the first two games in this Western Convention semi-final and resumed the best-of-7 streak with a dominant 110-80 win at Recreation 5 on Tuesday at Footprint Heart. DeAndre Ayton scored a career-high 25 points as the Suns dominated the visiting Dallas Mavericks in a 121-114 win in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinal Series.
On the glass, the Suns totally overpowered the Mavericks. In comparison to the Mavericks, they had 50 rebounds, outrebounding them 12-6 on the offensive glass. They also held the Mavericks to 38% shooting from the field and 25% from deep. The fact that Dorian Finney-Smith fouled Devin Booker midway through the third period as the Phoenix superstar approached the hoop added to the intrigue. Smith was first called for a technical foul, but the referees increased the violation to a Flagrant one penalty after further review.