After exploding in the fourth quarter on Wednesday night in Phoenix, the NBA Suns now lead the Dallas Mavericks 2-0. Moreover, a 40-26 second from last quarter advantage helped the Suns to a 129-109 triumph against the Mavericks. NBA Suns’ Devin Booker scored 30 focuses. Chris Paul aggregated a sum of 28 places. In fact, due to a slew of fouls, Deandre Ayton’s limit to only 18 minutes.
In addition, Luka Doncic scored 35 points for the Mavericks but only 11 in the second half. 49-76 field goal percentage and 13-25 3-point field goal percentage for the NBA Suns. In their two games, the Mavericks went 36-79 and 17-41. However, the NBA Suns also had an 11-game winning streak against the Mavericks. Game 3 of the series will happen in Dallas on Friday at 8:00 p.m.
NBA Suns’ Chris Paul leads team to fourth-quarter advantage against Mavericks
With 5:45 left and the NBA Suns leading 110-93, Chris Paul took a timeout. Subsequent to scoring eight focuses in the main half, he has 20 points in the second half. In the last quarter, he had 14 concentrations for the NBA Suns. The Mavericks have been outscored 27-12 in the final quarter by the Suns. After Paul left the game, a couple of 3-pointers by Devin Booker helped increment Phoenix’s benefit.
In the fourth quarter, the NBA Suns’ Chris Paul is taking control of the game against the Mavericks. Paul leads the Suns with a game-high 23 points. Eight assists and a 9-for-13 field goal percentage are his stat lines. The Mavericks’ Jalen Brunson was fouled again by him just a few seconds ago, making it Brunson’s fourth foul of the game. The NBA Suns hold a 14-10 lead against the Mavericks in the quarter thus far.
The Suns lead the Mavericks going into the third quarter
A second from last quarter, the Suns outscored the Mavericks 31-23, giving them an 89-83 advantage going into the fourth. In the third quarter, the Suns’ Devin Booker erupted for a game-high 21 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Luka Doncic scored only two points for the Mavericks in the third quarter after scoring 24 at halftime. In addition to 16 points, Reggie Bullock is 4-for-7 from 3-point land for the Dallas Mavericks. Bullock scored eleven points in the first quarter alone.
Reggie Bullock’s 3-pointer cut the Mavericks’ deficit to 76-72, but JaVale McGee ejects from the game for the sixth time. Bullock’s three-point shooting aided Dallas’ next two possessions, which helped the Mavericks close the gap to 80-78. At this point in the game, the Suns have 14 turnovers. McGee has been an excellent replacement for Ayton for the Suns. Aside from his three points, he has five rebounds and six points.
The opening half of Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs series between the Mavericks next to the Suns has a litter with fouls. Dallas’ Davis Bertans, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Jalen Brunson have three fouls on their credit. Dallas’ Mavericks have whistled 16 times. Deandre Ayton, JaVale McGee, and Cameron Johnson have three fouls for the Suns. In the second half, the game’s outcome might decide by a series of costly fouls.
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