Relevant victory of Dallas Mavericks against Phoenix Suns to even the series (101–111). The guys of Jason Kidd were better on this match and they knew to keep the advantage won during all the game. Luka Doncic was one more time brilliant. He lacked three rebounds to made a new triple-double. So he was one more night the leader of Mavs.
The match was controlled from the start until the end by Dallas, largely, thanks to the good shape of some offensive players. Until six players of Dallas made double annotation numbers. Luka Doncic was especially inspired. He ended the match with 26 points and 11 assists. His teammate also made a good performance. Finney-Smith achieved 8 triples. Some of them of decisive moments of the match. On Phoenix team, Devin Booker made 35 points. However, this was not enough to win the match for his team.
The most disappointing performance was of Chris Paul. He just could played 23 minutes because of the faults that he made. He abandoned the pitch at the beginning of the fourth quarter. And he just could make 5 points for his team. Although when he was on the parquet he distributed 7 assists.
Dallas spent all the game nullifying possible comeback of Suns. At the start of the fourth quarter, Phoenix was one fire and they could made a short distance of points between both teams (83-89). However, Dallas made 90 seconds almost perfect and this was enough to get it back the advantage of 14 points. Thanks to this good minute and a half of Dallas, the team of Monty Williams could not do more the rest of the game. In this way, Dallas and Suns are now 2-2 on this round of playoffs. The team of Luka Doncic will visit the Footprint Center to try to get advantage on this series.
The bench was really important on the game. On Dallas, until three substitutes overcame the 10 points scored. Maxi Kleber, Spencer Dinwiddie and a brilliant Davis Bertans was relevant pieces from the Kidd´s bench. The Latvian ended the duel with 12 points on 12 minutes, all his points from the three points line. Meanwhile, on Suns, just Cameron Johnson made the double digits entering from the bench.
Bertans after the match said the importance of Kidd to give him confidence and the way that he has to motivate the team. Without doubts, the players of Dallas are fully confident in being able to win the tie.