Dallas Mavericks Left Speechless After The Phoenix Suns Take A 2-0 Lead

Dallas Mavericks Left Speechless After The Phoenix Suns Take A 2-0 Lead

After taking Game 1 in Phoenix, the Suns will be looking to extend their lead while they have their homecourt advantage. The Dallas Mavericks fell short despite this ace, Luka Doncic having a 45-point outing in their previous game. With the lead of the series on the line, both teams will be looking to get the job done.

The Phoenix Suns went with their starting lineup of Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder and Deandre Ayton. The Dallas Mavericks started with Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Reggie Bullock, Dorian Finney Smith and Dwight Powell.

Game Summary

With the opening tip, the Suns were hot as they went on a 12-2 run. The Mavericks responded but by that time, the Suns had a firm grasp on the momentum of the game. Doncic went and started scoring, going to his spot and hitting the basket. While the Suns fed the ball to their center, Deandre Ayton to get to work in the interior. Both team’s strategies worked but the Suns players were being effective with their approach.

The 2nd quarter rolled in and the Mvaericks focussed on the defensive while Luka created havoc on the offensive end. Davis Bertans was spacing the floor by hitting the 3s and they limited Devin Booker as much as they could. But Chris Paul took matters into his hand and he scored as well as got Jae Crowder to get going. But The Mavericks led in the 1st half with a score of 60-58.

In the start of the 3rd quarter, the Suns knew they could nit let Luka Doncic do whatever ge wanted to do so they heavily guarded him which cut off plays from the other players. Reggie Bullock provided with a stint of his shooting but that led to nowhere. Devin Booker did the scoring for the Suns and caused mayhem in the Mavericks defense.

The 4th quarter was a nightmare for the Mavericks as their attacks were leading to nothing. On the other hand, Chris Paul and Devin Booker dominated as they singlehandedly did not let any opportunity for the Mavericks to come back. They widened the lead and the Mavericks could not recover from it.

Box Score

For the Suns, Devin Booker led in scoring with 30 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and a block. Chris Paul supported him with 28 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and a steal. Jae Crowder did a little bit of everything with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal and a block.

Luka Doncic had another good performance putting up 35 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and a steal. But he had 7 turnovers which is a bad sign. Reggie Bullock was the 2nd leading scorer with just 16 points, 4 rebounds and a steal. Spencer Dinwiddie came off the bench and contributed with 11 points, a rebound and 2 assists.

Takeaways from Game 2

The Phoenix Suns destroyed the Dallas Mavericks in game 2 with a scoreline of 129-109. They now have the lead in the series 2-0.The Dallas Mavericks needs to tighten their defense if they want to tand a chance against the Suns superior strategies. With homecourt advantage for the next 2 games, ute a make or break for the Mavericks.

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