Phoenix visits Dallas with 2-0 series lead

Phoenix Suns (64-18, first in the Western Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (52-30, fourth in the Western Conference)

Dallas; Friday, 9:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mavericks -1; over/under is 219.5


BOTTOM LINE: The Phoenix Suns visit the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference second round with a 2-0 lead in the series. The Suns won the last meeting 129-109 on May 5 led by 30 points from Devin Booker, while Luka Doncic scored 35 points for the Mavericks.

The Mavericks have gone 36-16 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas ranks second in the league allowing just 104.7 points per game while holding opponents to 45.7% shooting.

The Suns are 39-13 in Western Conference play. Phoenix is third in the Western Conference with 27.4 assists per game led by Chris Paul averaging 10.8.

TOP PERFORMERS: Doncic is shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Mavericks, while averaging 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists. Jalen Brunson is shooting 45.7% and averaging 21.6 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

Booker is averaging 26.8 points and 4.8 assists for the Suns. Paul is averaging 21.9 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.


INJURIES: Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot).

Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.