Live updates, score, and analysis for Game 3 of the Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Playoffs series

Game 3 Live updates

The No. 1 seeded Phoenix Suns take on the No. 4 seeded Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 Live updates of their NBA Playoffs Western Conference semifinals series on Friday night in Dallas at 6:30 p.m.

Throughout the night, check back here for game updates.

Chris Paul had six turnovers over the first two quarters.

What is Chris Paul up to on his 37th birthday?

He had a game-high six turnovers in just under eight minutes of play in the second quarter. The Suns have seven, while the Mavericks don’t have any.

Paul has only committed four fouls in the first two games of this series, but his postseason career-best is eight.

His six-point play was a pass to Spencer Dinwiddie, who drove coast-to-coast and scored a contested layup over Paul to put Dallas up 33-22 at 7:50.

Read more: In Game 3 against the Miami Heat, Doc Rivers says there will be no cap on Joel Embiid.

Suns trail Mavericks at the conclusion of the first quarter.

Phoenix is down 29-20, their lowest first-quarter scoring output in this series.

The Mavericks embarked on a 19-3 run to conclude the first session, building a 10-point advantage, their highest of the series. Jalen Brunson leads the team with 10 points (4-of-7 FG) while Luka Doncic has seven points and five assists.

With seven points, Devin Booker leads the Suns.

The Mavericks grab the lead midway through the first quarter.

Through 3:40 of the first quarter, Dallas is on a 15-2 run.

At 2:22, the Mavericks hold their greatest lead of the series, 24-16. They went on a 13-0 run for over 3 minutes until Chris Paul broke the Suns’ scoring drought with a 16-foot jumpshot.

At the 5:40 mark, Dallas seized a 15-13 lead.

See more: Joel Embiid Could Return To the 76ers For Game 3 Of the Miami Heat Playoffs.

Starting lineups


PG Chris Paul, SG Devin Booker, SF Mikal Bridges, PF Jae Crowder, and C Deandre Ayton are the starters.


SG Jalen Brunson, PG Jalen Brunson SF Luka Doncic PF Reggie Bullock C. Dorian Finney-Smith Powell, Dwight

Injury report

The Suns are the only club that has identified players who will miss Game 3 Live updates on their roster.

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