The Dallas Mavericks proved to be a really competitive team but are coming off a blowout loss in the previous game in Phoenix. Now with the season on the line, they need to bounce back quickly when they host the Suns at the American Airlines in Dallas, TX on May 12, 2022.
- Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns
- NBA – Western Conference Playoffs, Round 2, Game 6
- Date – 12/5/2022
- Starting time – 9.30 PM ET
- Venue: American Airlines in Dallas, TX
Dallas Mavericks Stats & Form
The Dallas Mavericks finally won a playoff series for the first time since their championship run in 2011 with Dirk Nowitzki in charge. Now they have another leader coming from Europe who will have a tough task to tie the score in the series against the Suns.
The Mavs had a terrible performance in Game 5 as they lost by 30 points. Dallas shot only 38% from the field and 25% from the three-point line. Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson were the only two players ready to compete in that game. Doncic finished with 28 points and Brunson with 21 while two of the Mavs starters, Reggie Bullock and Dwight Powell ended the game scoreless.
The Mavericks are the second-best team in the league allowing 104.7 points per game and they are ranked 24th offensively with 108 points per game.
Dallas Mavericks News
Tim Hardaway Jr. is still out for the Mavericks and will not play in Game 3.
Phoenix Suns Stats & Form
The Phoenix Suns had an amazing regular season finishing with the best record in the league and were expected to have an easy road to the conference finals. Anyway, they ended up playing against young and aggressive teams in the opening two rounds of the playoffs.
After going past the New Orleans Pelicans in the first playoff round in 6 games, they will have a chance to do the same when they visit the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night.
The Suns are coming from a dominant performance in Game 5 winning by 110-80. Devin Booker led the team with 28 points followed by Deandre Ayton who finished with 20.
The Suns had 19 more assists and 12 more rebounds than the Mavs in Game 5.
Phoenix Suns News
The Phoenix Suns will have their full roster available for Game 3 in Dallas.
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns Head-to-Head Stats
The Phoenix Suns have won 8 of the last 10 games against the Dallas Mavericks including the three wins of this Playoff series.
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns Betting Odds
The Phoenix Suns are slight favorites to win Game 6 with the odds set at -137, while the Dallas Mavericks are at -108.
The total point margin is set at 215 with both ways at -110.
NBA Betting Tip
The Phoenix Suns made a statement with a huge 30-point win in game 5 on home court. They absolutely dominated the Mavs and got not just the series lead but the momentum as well. It will be very hard for the Mavs to bounce back after such a loss but they have proved many times in the past seasons that they are a team built for big things. The Mavs were already 2-0 down in this series and managed to win both home games and tie the series at 2 games apiece. Now they need to win again in front of their fans to take the series to the decisive game. A lot will depend on Luka Doncic who enjoys playing big games and has proven himself that he is a real superstar under pressure. Of course, the Slovenian point guard cannot beat the Suns by himself but he has good enough teammates who can make big shots and they will win this one at home.
Expert betting tip: Dallas Mavericks to win (-108 by 22bet)