Through 3 Quarters
The Phoenix Suns were expected to win this one, and so far that's exactly how it's playing out. After three quarters it's looking more and more like their high-powered offense is just too much for the Dallas Mavericks as Phoenix lead 98-81.
The Suns have been riding high on the performance of center Deandre Ayton, who has 25 points in addition to five boards. One thing to keep an eye out for is Jae Crowder's foul situation as he currently sits at four.
Point guard Luka Doncic has led the way so far for Dallas, as he has posted a double-double on 32 points and ten rebounds along with seven assists.
Dallas has been used to carrying a lead into the fourth quarter lately, so we'll see how they respond to the deficit.
Dallas @ Phoenix
Current Records: Dallas 4-2; Phoenix 4-2
What to Know
The Dallas Mavericks have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Phoenix Suns and are hoping to record their first win since Nov. 29 of 2019. After a few days' rest for both teams, they will meet up at 10 p.m. ET May 2 at Footprint Center. Both teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
The Mavericks came out on top in a nail-biter against the Utah Jazz this past Thursday, sneaking past 98-96. Dallas' success was the result of a balanced attack that saw several players step up, but point guard Luka Doncic led the charge as he had 24 points and eight assists along with nine rebounds.
Meanwhile, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, Phoenix beat the New Orleans Pelicans 115-109 this past Thursday. Phoenix's point guard Chris Paul did his thing and had 33 points and eight assists in addition to five boards.
Dallas is expected to lose this next one by 5.5. They are currently five-for-five against the spread in their most recent games, however, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
The wins brought Dallas up to 4-2 and the Suns to 4-2. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Mavericks rank second in the league when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 104.7 on average. As for Phoenix, they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 44.40%, which places them third in the league.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
- TV: TNT
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $113.99
The Suns are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Mavericks, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Suns as a 6-point favorite.
Phoenix have won 17 out of their last 24 games against Dallas.
- Jan 20, 2022 - Phoenix 109 vs. Dallas 101
- Nov 19, 2021 - Phoenix 112 vs. Dallas 104
- Nov 17, 2021 - Phoenix 105 vs. Dallas 98
- Feb 01, 2021 - Phoenix 109 vs. Dallas 108
- Jan 30, 2021 - Phoenix 111 vs. Dallas 105
- Dec 23, 2020 - Phoenix 106 vs. Dallas 102
- Aug 13, 2020 - Phoenix 128 vs. Dallas 102
- Aug 02, 2020 - Phoenix 117 vs. Dallas 115
- Jan 28, 2020 - Phoenix 133 vs. Dallas 104
- Nov 29, 2019 - Dallas 120 vs. Phoenix 113
- Apr 09, 2019 - Dallas 120 vs. Phoenix 109
- Jan 09, 2019 - Dallas 104 vs. Phoenix 94
- Dec 13, 2018 - Phoenix 99 vs. Dallas 89
- Oct 17, 2018 - Phoenix 121 vs. Dallas 100
- Apr 10, 2018 - Phoenix 124 vs. Dallas 97
- Jan 31, 2018 - Phoenix 102 vs. Dallas 88
- Dec 18, 2017 - Phoenix 97 vs. Dallas 91
- Apr 09, 2017 - Phoenix 124 vs. Dallas 111
- Mar 11, 2017 - Phoenix 100 vs. Dallas 98
- Jan 12, 2017 - Dallas 113 vs. Phoenix 108
- Jan 05, 2017 - Phoenix 102 vs. Dallas 95
- Jan 31, 2016 - Dallas 91 vs. Phoenix 78
- Dec 14, 2015 - Dallas 104 vs. Phoenix 94
- Oct 28, 2015 - Dallas 111 vs. Phoenix 95