The Phoenix Suns will have the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night in a significant Game 5 as the groups break a tie in their second-round series. Dallas leveled the series, 2-2, on account of two home successes throughout the end of the week. That incorporates Sunday’s triumph when the Mavericks thumped down 20 3-pointers. So who will take the high ground in the series? Might Luka Doncic at any point lead Dallas to a street upset? Or on the other hand will the protecting Western Conference champion Suns get inside one win of the 2022 Conference finals? After one portion of play, the Suns own a thin lead over the Mavericks.
Follow along below as Trendienews provides real-time updates, analysis and highlights of Game 5 between the Suns and Mavericks.
Suns starting to find that magic it had in the first two games of this series. Mavericks haven’t gotten anything going on offense as Phoenix is stifling Dallas every trip down the floor.
It’s been all Suns to start this third quarter. Up 56-50 as Booker continues to get whatever he wants.
Doncic has already taken 16 shots, and it feels similar to Game 1 when it was all him and no one else. We saw how that ended for the Mavs, so they need to get others involved — and hope they start knocking down shots — if they want to steal this win on the road.
Suns doing a good job of forcing Luka to settle on jumpers and letting him take those stepback 3s, not allowing him to get into the paint as easily as previous games. Also bothering him with active hands and swiping at the ball to throw his rhythm off.
Suns will take a 49-46 lead into the half. Pretty even half there, but Phoenix looked like the better team in the closing minutes of the second quarter there. Mavericks settling on a lot of subpar shot selections and their trio of long-range shooters (Finney-Smith, Bullock and Kleber) have been incredibly quiet so far.