Phoenix, Dallas meet with series tied 2-2
Dallas Mavericks (52-30, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (64-18, first in the Western Conference)
Phoenix; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Suns -6; over/under is 213
WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Series tied 2-2
BOTTOM LINE: The Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks are in a 2-2 series tie in the Western Conference second round. The Mavericks beat the Suns 111-101 in the last matchup. Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 26 points, and Devin Booker led the Suns with 35 points.
The Suns are 39-13 in Western Conference games. Phoenix is second in the Western Conference shooting 36.4% from deep, led by Cameron Johnson shooting 42.5% from 3-point range.
The Mavericks have gone 36-16 against Western Conference opponents. Dallas is 7-5 in one-possession games.
TOP PERFORMERS: Booker is shooting 38.3% from beyond the arc with 2.7 made 3-pointers per game for the Suns, while averaging 26.8 points and 4.8 assists. Chris Paul is averaging 19.8 points, nine assists and 1.5 steals over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
Doncic is shooting 45.7% and averaging 28.4 points for the Mavericks. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 3.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 6-4, averaging 111.3 points, 38.8 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 6.5 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 51.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.6 points per game.
Mavericks: 6-4, averaging 106.5 points, 36.0 rebounds, 19.8 assists, 6.9 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.9 points.
INJURIES: Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Torrey Craig: day to day (elbow).
Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot).