NBA Basketball

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Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Phoenix 22 23 29 35 109
Dallas 26 27 29 19 101
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4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 PM CT22:30 , January 20, 2022
American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas  Attendance: 19,584

Surging Suns finish unbeaten road swing with win over Mavericks

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Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks

  1. The Suns own an eight-game winning streak against the Mavericks. It is Phoenix's longest active winning streak against a single opponent and the third longest against Dallas all-time (14 from 1991-92 to 1995-96 and nine from 1996-97 to 1998-99).
  2. The Suns own a six-game win streak on the road, their second road win streak of at least six games this season (eight games in November). It is the fourth season in team history with two separate six-game win streaks on the road (also 2006-07, 2004-05 and 1992-93).
  3. Devin Booker led the Suns with 48 points in their 121-107 win in San Antonio. Including the postseason, Booker has scored 45 or more in eight career games, all at age 25 or younger. All other players 25 or younger in Suns history have combined for just four 45-point games.
  4. Dallas beat Toronto at home last night, 102-98, to improve to 10-1 (.909) since December 31, best in the NBA. This is just the second time in the last 10 seasons the Mavericks have won 10 games in an 11-game span (also November/December 2019).
  5. Luka Doncic scored 41 of the Mavericks' 102 points against the Raptors (40.2 percent). It was the highest percentage of the Mavs' points scored by a single player in a game since April 9, 2010 (Dirk Nowitzki scored 40 of 83 points against Portland, 48.2 percent).
  6. In each of the Mavericks' 12 wins since December 21, they have held their opponents under 35.0 percent from the three-point line. However, the Suns are 14-4 (.778) this season when shooting under 35.0 percent on threes, best in the NBA.

Devin Booker recorded 28 points and six assists and Chris Paul added 20 points and 11 assists to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 109-101 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.

Jae Crowder tallied 13 points as Phoenix completed an unbeaten five-game road trip and won for the eighth time in its last nine overall games. Mikal Bridges contributed 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals as the Suns beat Dallas for the ninth straight time and 16th in the past 19 meetings.

Luka Doncic registered 28 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Mavericks, who had a four-game winning streak snapped and lost for just the second time in the past 12 games.

Jalen Brunson scored 19 points, Kristaps Porzingis added 18 points and 11 rebounds and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 11 points for Dallas.

Phoenix big man Deandre Ayton (ankle) missed his second straight game.

Cameron Payne also scored 12 points for the Suns, who shot 45.3 percent from the field and made 8 of 36 from 3-point range. It marked the 23rd straight game in which Dallas held the opposing team below 50 percent.

The Mavericks connected on 43.5 percent of their shots, including 11 of 37 from behind the arc.

Bridges connected on a short floater to break a tie and give the Suns a 101-99 lead with 2:56 remaining.

Bismack Biyombo split two free throws 31 seconds later and then scored on a dunk with 1:49 remaining to give Phoenix a 104-99 lead. Paul drained a 3-pointer with 26.1 seconds left to cap a 20-4 spurt and the Suns closed it out.

A dunk by Porzingis gave Dallas a 57-45 lead early in the second half, but the Suns whittled away at their deficit and moved ahead at 69-68 on Booker's basket with 4:55 left in the third quarter.

But the Mavericks later put together a quarter-ending 11-2 surge to take an 82-74 advantage into the final stanza.

Dallas led 95-87 after Hardaway's 3-pointer with 7:01 remaining before the Suns went on the decisive 20-4 burst. It started with nine straight points as Phoenix took a one-point lead with 4:53 remaining.

Doncic's basket knotted the score at 99 with 3:10 remaining.

Doncic had 19 points as the Mavericks held a 53-45 lead at the break. Booker scored 16 in the half.

The margin was three in the final seconds before Doncic scored on a short jumper with 2.6 seconds left, intercepted Crowder's in-bounds pass and drained a 3-pointer as time expired to account for the eight-point halftime lead.

--Field Level Media

Updated January 20, 2022

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