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Len, Suns complete 97-91 comeback win against Mavericks

DALLAS (AP) Isaiah Canaan and the Phoenix Suns were confident they could come back to win. After all, they had just done it two days ago.

Alex Len had 14 points and 14 rebounds to help Phoenix rally past the Dallas Mavericks 97-91 on Monday night for its second consecutive victory on the road.

''It's a long game and it's all about getting stops and converting on the other end,'' Canaan said. ''I told them when we get stops, the shots are going to fall in the second half and that's what happened.''

TJ Warren scored 19 points and Canaan added 17 as the Suns (11-21) improved to 2-0 on a three-game trip despite playing without injured guard Devin Booker. Phoenix erased a 15-point deficit Saturday in a 108-106 win against Minnesota.

Canaan, Len and Troy Daniels (12 points) all reached double figures off the bench as the Suns' reserves outscored their Mavericks counterparts 55-28.

''It's crazy. When they come in with that high energy, playing the right way, spacing the floor, it works a lot for us,'' Warren said. ''Continue to do that, it's going to translate into wins.''

Dallas (8-23) lost its third straight game and has one win in its last seven.

''You have to give credit to Phoenix; they beat us badly,'' Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. ''Bad starts and poor finishes are the recipe for losses.''

Harrison Barnes had 26 points and Devin Harris added 14 for Dallas. Yogi Ferrell and Wesley Matthews each scored 13.

Phoenix came from behind and won the game in the fourth quarter.

''Our defense kept us in it again,'' Suns interim coach Jay Triano said. ''That was the key for us. ... If we can keep playing good defense and make it tough for teams to score and rebound the ball the way we have been, we'll figure out a way to score eventually.''

After the Suns had trailed for the entire second half, Canaan tied it 79-all on a 3-pointer with 7:29 remaining. Len gave Phoenix its first lead since the second quarter on a pair of free throws.

Phoenix led by as many as eight in the fourth quarter, 89-81, but didn't seal the victory until Warren made one of two free throws with 11.4 seconds remaining and knocked down two more with 5.6 seconds left.

It was the second consecutive game in which Dallas let a fourth-quarter lead slip away. San Antonio went on a 13-0 run Saturday over the final 4:11, including a game-winning basket by Manu Ginobili for a 98-96 victory.

''Execution is a big part of it,'' Harris said. ''Tonight we gave up too many paint points, especially in the fourth quarter.''

NUMBER RETIRED

The Mavericks announced they will retire Derek Harper's No. 12 on Jan. 7 against the New York Knicks. Harper played 12 seasons for Dallas and holds franchise records for assists (5,111) and steals (1,551). He ranks fourth in points (12,597). He will be the third player in team history to have his number retired.

ZEKE SIGHTING

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott sat courtside by the Mavericks bench. Elliott is back in town after serving a six-game suspension and spending his time training in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Elliott is eligible to return to the Cowboys this week.

TIP-INS

Suns: Booker missed his sixth game with a left adductor strain. ... Tyson Chandler was the starting center on the Mavericks' 2011 NBA championship team.

Mavericks: Rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. missed his sixth straight game with a left hip strain. ... Dirk Nowitzki made his 1,828th career 3-pointer, passing Kobe Bryant for 13th in NBA history. Chauncey Billups ranks 12th with 1,830.

UP NEXT

Suns: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

Mavericks: Host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.

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Key Players
I. Canaan
2 PG
H. Barnes
40 SF
35.0 Min. Per Game 35.0
18.1 Pts. Per Game 18.1
2.0 Ast. Per Game 2.0
7.2 Reb. Per Game 7.2
56.3 Field Goal % 43.8
55.6 Three Point % 43.5
91.7 Free Throw % 83.7
  Team rebound 0:00
  Yogi Ferrell missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:00
  Defensive rebound by Dirk Nowitzki 0:03
  T.J. Warren missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:04
+ 1 T.J. Warren made 1st of 2 free throws 0:04
  Personal foul on Wesley Matthews 0:04
  Bad pass turnover on Devin Harris, stolen by T.J. Warren 0:04
+ 1 T.J. Warren made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:05
+ 1 T.J. Warren made 1st of 2 free throws 0:05
  Personal foul on Devin Harris 0:05
  Defensive rebound by T.J. Warren 0:05
Team Stats
Points 97 91
Field Goals 35-79 (44.3%) 32-88 (36.4%)
3-Pointers 10-25 (40.0%) 11-37 (29.7%)
Free Throws 17-22 (77.3%) 16-17 (94.1%)
Total Rebounds 56 50
Offensive 7 8
Defensive 42 34
Team 7 8
Assists 17 21
Steals 9 10
Blocks 6 5
Turnovers 18 15
Fouls 25 18
Technicals 1 1
17 PTS, 4 REB, 6 AST
26 PTS, 2 REB, 3 AST
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away team logo Suns 11-21 2524192997
home team logo Mavericks 8-23 2228251691
Team Stats
away team logo Suns 11-21 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Mavericks 8-23 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
T. Warren SF 19.6 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.3 APG 49.8 FG%
H. Barnes SF 18.9 PPG 6.1 RPG 2.0 APG 44.5 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Warren SF 19 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
H. Barnes SF 26 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
44.3 FG% 36.4
40.0 3PT FG% 29.7
77.3 FT% 94.1
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Warren 32 19 5 1 3 1 4 4 7/13 0/2 5/8 1 4 26 -1
T. Ulis 22 10 2 1 1 0 1 0 3/8 2/3 2/2 0 2 14 -17
J. Jackson 22 7 3 0 1 3 1 1 3/11 0/1 1/2 1 2 13 -15
T. Chandler 19 4 9 3 1 0 2 2 2/4 0/0 0/0 1 8 18 -13
M. Chriss 17 2 4 0 0 0 1 4 1/5 0/2 0/0 1 3 5 -17
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Warren 32 19 5 1 3 1 4 4 7/13 0/2 5/8 1 4 26 -1
T. Ulis 22 10 2 1 1 0 1 0 3/8 2/3 2/2 0 2 14 -17
J. Jackson 22 7 3 0 1 3 1 1 3/11 0/1 1/2 1 2 13 -15
T. Chandler 19 4 9 3 1 0 2 2 2/4 0/0 0/0 1 8 18 -13
M. Chriss 17 2 4 0 0 0 1 4 1/5 0/2 0/0 1 3 5 -17
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
I. Canaan 26 17 4 6 3 0 2 3 6/10 2/3 3/4 0 4 34 +26
A. Len 27 14 14 4 0 1 4 3 5/8 0/0 4/4 3 11 33 +16
T. Daniels 19 12 2 1 0 0 0 5 4/9 3/8 1/1 0 2 16 +9
D. Bender 28 6 2 0 0 1 2 0 2/6 2/4 0/0 0 2 7 +20
D. House 12 3 3 1 0 0 1 3 1/2 0/1 1/1 0 3 7 +10
M. James 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 1/1 0/0 0 1 4 +12
J. Dudley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Monroe - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Knight - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Reed - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Peters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Booker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 97 49 17 9 6 18 25 35/79 10/25 17/22 7 42 177 +30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 35 26 2 3 1 1 1 0 11/21 3/6 1/1 0 2 35 +13
W. Matthews 36 13 7 0 3 0 2 4 5/12 3/8 0/0 0 7 21 +4
Y. Ferrell 42 13 6 5 0 0 3 2 4/14 1/5 4/4 1 5 26 +7
M. Kleber 29 6 8 4 2 1 0 0 3/10 0/3 0/0 3 5 25 +14
D. Nowitzki 24 5 4 1 1 1 1 2 2/6 1/3 0/0 0 4 12 -15
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
H. Barnes 35 26 2 3 1 1 1 0 11/21 3/6 1/1 0 2 35 +13
W. Matthews 36 13 7 0 3 0 2 4 5/12 3/8 0/0 0 7 21 +4
Y. Ferrell 42 13 6 5 0 0 3 2 4/14 1/5 4/4 1 5 26 +7
M. Kleber 29 6 8 4 2 1 0 0 3/10 0/3 0/0 3 5 25 +14
D. Nowitzki 24 5 4 1 1 1 1 2 2/6 1/3 0/0 0 4 12 -15
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Harris 22 14 6 2 1 0 2 2 2/9 1/5 9/10 0 6 23 -15
J. Barea 24 10 3 6 1 0 3 0 3/11 2/7 2/2 0 3 23 -15
D. Powell 12 4 2 0 0 1 0 3 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 1 7 -18
A. Cleveland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 -8
S. Mejri 10 0 4 0 1 1 3 5 0/3 0/0 0/0 3 1 3 +3
J. McRoberts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Noel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Withey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Finney-Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Smith Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 91 42 21 10 5 15 18 32/88 11/37 16/17 8 34 175 -30