Suns vs. Mavericks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Suns vs. Mavericks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Suns vs. Mavericks: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Phoenix Suns (2-1) play against the Dallas Mavericks (2-2) at American Airlines Center

Game Time: 9:30 PM EDT on Friday May 6, 2022

Phoenix Suns 94, Dallas Mavericks 103 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Start of 3rd down to 5 after Bridges’ make and Doncic turnover then
— Crowder missed open 3
— Brunson’s airball is a pass to Powell to set up a DFS 3
— Ayton non-shooting foul
— Booker turnover
— DFS open 3 while still arguing call
— Ayton miss from 4 feet
— Powell lob – 2:54 AM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Watched the first half back. Dallas’ defense was a step faster and was much better with the extra attention on Booker/Paul. Bullock was great. Nothing crazy scheme wise tho and it’s a level of defense the Suns have comfortably taken care of in the past. Film will be encouraging. – 2:46 AM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
It was an uncharacteristic performance from the Suns’ backcourt and Dallas’ desperation seemed to throw Phoenix off for most of the night: arizonasports.com/story/3132377/…2:19 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On Prime: DAL/PHX and PHI/MIA Game 3s. Join @Danny Leroux and me duncdon.supportingcast.fm We also give our thoughts on the Robert Covington extension for the Clippers. – 1:54 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Happy 37th birthday, Chris Paul: Mavericks ruin special day for NBA’s Greg Norman dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…1:44 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
From @ChuckCarltonDMN:
Chris Paul, normally-efficient Suns out of sync and sorts in Game 3 loss to Mavericks dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…1:43 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Mavericks defense, Jalen Brunson rise to occasion in Dallas’ Game 3 win over Suns nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/07/mav…1:40 AM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
With Philadelphia and Dallas winning tonight there will be Game 5s in both of those series on Tuesday night. In the Mavs case it will be in Phoenix and game time is set for 9p CDT – 1:27 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Maxi Kleber — nasty fall on his neck, Game 3 black eye and all — somehow still has all his limbs attached. pic.twitter.com/F3FAT3ORJl1:25 AM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka, Mavs fire message to Suns during Game 3 win: Pick on Doncic at your own risk dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…1:21 AM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Suns shot 1.04 vs an expected 1.42 on 27 the Mid Paint, Short Paint and restricted area for 10 points in ev lost on those bunnies. – 1:15 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Phoenix #Suns can’t overcome turnovers in Game 3 loss to Dallas #Mavericks #NBAPlayoffs2022 azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral1:09 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Felt like all seven of them were back-to-back-to-back, too. And a couple more back-to-backs right there, too.”
Chris Paul on his seven turnovers in Game 3 loss to Dallas. That’s one shy of his career regular season and playoff high for turnovers. #Suns #NBAPlayoffs2022 #Mavs pic.twitter.com/uclC3Zei5t1:06 AM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Jae Crowder on the 50/50 balls: “I think we lost that game tonight. That’s part of those guys wanting it more. They played more desperate. They played harder. That’s what it comes down to.” – 1:01 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka, Mavs fire message to Suns during Game 3 win: Pick on Doncic at your own risk dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…1:00 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“But they brought it.”
Monty Williams rattled off a number of issues in Game 3 loss, but gave #Mavs credit.
Game 4 Sunday. #NBAPlayoffs2022 #Suns pic.twitter.com/xXNP8HDjRs12:58 AM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Maxi Kleber: “We keep believing in ourselves. We don’t go into games thinking we’re going to lose. … What I really liked about today is the way we had each other’s backs.” – 12:58 AM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker on the lack of rhythm: “Just understanding situation. Understanding that we’ve been in series’ before (when) we were up 2-0 coming to their home floor. And the people want to see more basketball games, so, we gonna play some more basketball games.” – 12:58 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Game 5 start 7 p.m. PT Tuesday. #Suns #Mavs #NBAPlayoffs202212:53 AM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
The 94 points for Phoenix tonight are the fewest points for the Suns in any game in the 2021-22 regular season or postseason – 12:52 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“Just understanding the situation, understanding that we’ve been in series before. We were up 2-0 coming to their home floor and people want to see more basketball games. So we’re going to play some more basketball.”
Devin Booker after Game 3 loss to make series 2-1 #Suns. #Mavs pic.twitter.com/HobcTSUQ4j12:52 AM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Devin Booker: “It wasn’t like us. You can credit them. They came out, played hard, played desperate. But that’s that. We got a series.” – 12:51 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Happy birthday? Mavericks put a damper on Suns guard Chris Paul’s 37th dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…12:45 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks barge back into the conference semis by containing Chris Paul, plus other news and notes as they draw within 2-1 in the series vs. Suns.
mavs.com/mavs-briefs-ga…12:45 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jalen Brunson joked he’s the one who taught Maxi Kleber to take the pull-ups 2s he hit tonight: “Yes. At the Jersey Shore before the season.” – 12:38 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jalen Brunson, who scored 28 points tonight after 22 in Games 1 and 2 combined: “It was awful. Agh, it was real terrible, but I found a way to bounce back tonight. I can’t be satisfied with this.” – 12:35 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
I don’t know if he Mavericks are going to win this series. I do know that if they don’t, they will go down swinging. That was a win of character – 12:30 AM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Dorian Finney-Smith on Luka Doncic: “The first or second possession, he was on the floor. When the best player does that, it sets the tone.” – 12:30 AM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Mavs win 103-94 for their first win in the series. After 22 points combined in the first 2 games for Jalen Brunson, he erupted for 28 points in a fantastic and aggressive performance to lead the team in scoring. – 12:30 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
For those ripping the Mavericks as being a bad defensive team. They just held that offensive juggernaut to a season low 94 pts & forced Chris Paul to commit 7 TOs, something he’s done only 12 times in over 1200 games (reg season and playoffs). Bullock and DFS on the floor matters – 12:29 AM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Doncic and Embiid are back in charge, Mavs and Sixers get the home wins
eurohoops.net/en/nba-news/13…12:28 AM
Michael Dugat @mdug
Fun to see the highlights and Booker just fouling the shit out of Brunson for no call while remembering how Luka got his fifth. – 12:28 AM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
A lot of the talk will be on CP3 7 first half turnovers (and Book having 4 3rd quarter turnovers was just as bad), but Mavericks had 25 assists and only 8 turnovers.
That is the first time all year (regular or postseason) that a team had 3x as many assists as turnovers vs Suns. – 12:27 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic: “The energy was insane. This crowd gets us going. Our crowd was amazing the whole game. But the energy and the execution were way better.” – 12:26 AM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Luka Doncic on the difference in the Mavs’ defense tonight: “The energy was insane.” – 12:26 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
With their 103-94 Game 3 win, the Mavs snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Suns.
And ensured the only teams they’ll fail to beat at least once this year are the Knicks and the Wizards.
Go figure. – 12:22 AM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Jae with tonight’s @FanDuel Stat Line of the Game. pic.twitter.com/gXgjIvN1BM12:19 AM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
If Jae Crowder is your leading scorer, you’re probably not winning that game. I fully expect CP3 and Book to bounce back in Game 4, though. – 12:18 AM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
With Dallas winning tonight, NBA just set Heat Game 5 against 76ers at 730 pm Tuesday at FTX – 12:18 AM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Game 4 beteeen the Mavs and Suns is Sumday at 2 30 in Dallas. Game 5 is Tuesday at 9 p.m. CT in Phoenix. – 12:17 AM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Home cookin’ 🍽️ #dALLasIN
🪄 26 PTS | 13 REB | 9 AST | 2 STL
🪣 28 PTS | 4 REB | 5 AST | 1 STL pic.twitter.com/3D6jWYFhNP12:14 AM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Have we learned our lesson about the “Suns in 4” chants *now*, or….? – 12:14 AM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Seen a lot of Mavericks teams. Can’t recall ever seeing one defend a superior team into submission, as they did the Suns tonight. Responded to message sent by Jason Kidd and chief assistant Sean Sweeney – 12:13 AM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
I would bet we see Bridges on Brunson and Crowder on Luka in G4 – I’d also bet we see less of the Johnson, Shamet, Payne and McGee quartet. Easy fixes. – 12:13 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Game 5 will be at 9 p.m., Dallas time, on Tuesday. – 12:13 AM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
We’re LOCKED IN to Game 5.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 1PM for Game 5 on Tuesday, May 10 at @FootprintCNTR against the Dallas Mavericks.
🎟️ Suns.com/2022playoffs12:12 AM
Paul Pierce @paulpierce34
Luka and the Tradables – 12:11 AM
Paul Pierce @paulpierce34
I think if u put any Allstar around Luka instatitle jeeez Luka and the whoevers – 12:10 AM
Kevin O’Connor @KevinOConnorNBA
Jalen Brunson drove to the basket 26 times in Game 3. He had only 23 combined in Games 1 and 2, per @SecondSpectrum. Mavs scored 1.3 points per Brunson drive tonight, an elite number. – 12:10 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Luka playoff career stats:
33.1 PPG
9.3 RPG
8.7 APG
49/39/64%
Clearly needs to work on his free throws. pic.twitter.com/kjxocO5BUT12:06 AM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
THIS IS OUR HOUSE. MAVS WIN!!
@Chime | #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/omweiMSlte12:06 AM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Dallas physicality was balanced by not having dumb fouls. Suns with 17 turnovers in back-to-back games, but unlike Game 2, Suns were brutal in the paint as well.
Suns missed 20 of 36 in the paint tonight after making 25 of 35 in paint in Game 2 and 19 of 35 in paint in Game 1 – 12:05 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Luka Doncic tonight:
26 PTS
13 REB
9 AST
2 STL
+20
No one on the Suns can guard him. pic.twitter.com/tK2pHptZYD12:03 AM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
Luka Doncic single handedly outscored the rest of the Mavs starters in Games 1 & 2, but he got plenty of help tonight. Luka put up 26p 13r 9a in Game 3, but Jalen Brunson led DAL in scoring with 28 pts. Plus: Bullock 15 pts; Kleber 14 pts; Finney-Smith 14 pts. Mavs win 103-94. – 12:03 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Jalen Brunson is back.
28 PTS
4 REB
5 AST pic.twitter.com/IZ2y3Bmy0Z12:03 AM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
It’s a final: Mavs 103, Suns 94. Jalen had 28-4-5, Luka had 26-13-9, Reggie had 15 pts, Dorian had 14 pts, Maxi had 14 pts. Suns lead best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 4 is Sunday in Dallas at 2:30 p.m. – 12:03 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With Dallas’ victory tonight over the Suns, the Heat’s Game 5 on Tuesday night vs. the 76ers will be at 7:30 p.m. at FTX Arena. – 12:02 AM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Chris Paul had some departing words for Pinson, who thought the whole thing was pretty funny. – 12:01 AM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Mikal Bridges is the best off-ball offensive player in the NBA. Showed it on that layup and the one he missed. Mavs were lucky.
I think you must be real careful doubling the ball for any amount of time against the Suns. You can still switch Luka on ball and close space off it – 12:00 AM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Fitting that Reggie Bullock hits the dagger. He’s worked tirelessly against Chris Paul all night on defense. Now he gets the 3-pointer that makes it 102-91 with 55.9 seconds left. Mavericks are back in this series. – 11:58 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Reggie Bullock, whose defense has ruined Chris Paul’s birthday, drills a dagger 3. – 11:58 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
YASSSS REG!!!!! – 11:58 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bullock 3 #Suns down 11. Timeout with 55.9 seconds left. #NBAPlayoffs11:58 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Suns with Crowder on Luka, Bridges on Brunson as the initial matchup. – 11:57 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Suns may want to think about changing the Booker-Brunson matchup in Game 4. I’d try Crowder on him – 11:57 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Suns have missed a LOT of bunnies they normally make tonight. Not talking about their 60% playoff selves, but their normal selves would be making a lot of these. – 11:56 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
THE @AACENTER IS LIT TONIGHT 🔥🔥🔥 – 11:56 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bridges missed layup, be it a tough one, Ayton missed tip in.
#Suns down 13 as Brunson scores. – 11:56 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder missed 3. Could’ve cut lead to eight. #Suns down 11. – 11:55 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Booker jawing with the Mavs’ bench players after that stoppage in action. – 11:51 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Love Brunson attacking downhill vs CP on the switch. If you can get a head of steam with CP in space he’s going to struggle. – 11:50 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
Given Luka’s mobility issues, I wonder if it’s better to just concede the switch instead of hedging out and recovering. THAT’S where the Suns are really killing him, not by forcing a switch. (I thought this in Game 2 as well) – 11:50 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lol Dallas better not blow this! 😂 – 11:50 PM
Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
If Mikal Bridges threw that down that might’ve topped the Wiggins dunk
(Ja still very much wearing the crown) – 11:50 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Luka trying to performatively not foul to show how aggrieved he is with the refs isn’t going to lead to playing good defense. – 11:49 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Lead is down to 95-86 with 4:11 left. Crunch time for CP, Luka and everybody else. – 11:49 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
CP3 in the mid-range is AUTOMATIC 🎯
pic.twitter.com/PcEgTn6FcI11:48 PM

Phoenix Suns @Suns
11 👌’s = free 🍔
Tomorrow get a free Western Bacon Cheeseburger® at a Valley @CarlsJr with the purchase of a fountain drink! pic.twitter.com/RlB8qZw0NA11:47 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Luka shouldn’t even need to come back in this game. Suns going to run out of time either way – 11:47 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Kidd going defense with Frank rather than offense with Dinwiddie with Luka off the floor. – 11:46 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Not going back to Luka here is a vibe. – 11:46 PM
Paul Pierce @paulpierce34
How is Luka doing it with this team is he the real MVP – 11:45 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
I’m still laughing at Luka trying the rip through move on CP3. – 11:42 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks were up 90-73 but after Luka’s fifth foul, Booker hits a triple and Paul connects from the elbow. Lead is down to 90-78 with still 7:22 on the clock. That’s going to go about as fast as jail time from the Mavericks’ perspective. – 11:42 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Jason Kidd is really going to regret not using his challenge on Luka’s 5th foul call if the Suns surge back in to this game – 11:42 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Luka Doncic now with five fouls.
Sat on the court.
Has come out the game. 8:07 left in 4th.
#Suns down 12 as Paul scores.
Timeout #Mavs 7:22 left in game. – 11:41 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Quick 5-0 Suns run and Mavs take a timeout. Door hasn’t been slammed shut quite yet – 11:41 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic is upset that the Mavs didn’t challenge that foul call. – 11:40 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Luka Doncic is heated that the Mavs didn’t challenge his fifth foul. – 11:40 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka with his fifth foul. Ntilikina quickly into the game. Mavs up 90-73 with 7:56 left. – 11:39 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Five fouls on Doncic. He’s coming back out. Suns down 17 with 8:07 left. Last chance here to get in it. – 11:39 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Think Luka should iso vs a small rather than getting the switch vs McGee. Because McGee is glued to Kleber on the perimeter and he can roll right in. – 11:39 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Dorian Finney-Smith is up to 50 threes in 21 career playoff games. – 11:38 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Luka was at the rim, with no one in front, and passed that out – 11:37 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Where’s the Mavs Eurofoul off that turnover? had plenty of chances, instead it’s a McGee dunk. – 11:37 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
DO3⃣3⃣3⃣ – 11:37 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jalen Brunson with no personal fouls through three quarters allowed him to have those 10 points in 1st and 3rd quarters each.
And that saves Luka from having to do everything as a scorer and playmaker
And that saves Luka from getting hunted with no resistance late – 11:37 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Jalen Brunson had 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting through three quarters in Game 3.
He scored 22 points total in Game 1 and Game 2 on 9-of-28 shooting. #NBAPlayoffs #Mavs #NBAPlayoffs2022 #Suns11:37 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Even if Phoenix can hunt Luka here and start scoring, gonna take a lot to make up 15 points vs a whole quarter of Luka-led offense. – 11:37 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Took two guys to hold Luka off the O glass there – he just wants it. – 11:35 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
CP starts 4th on the bench, that’s a surprise. – 11:34 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Booker staying in to start the fourth quarter. No Paul yet. – 11:32 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Mavs outscoring Suns 13-5 in second-chance points. – 11:32 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
PHX going to this bench lineup is a clear time for Dallas to give Luka some rest – So many targets for JB to hunt. – 11:32 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Suns now 5/18 on floaters, 4/10 from midrange. Lot of regression. Guessing we’ll see CP try to change that here to start the 4th. – 11:32 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Going into the fourth like 👇 pic.twitter.com/DCihLmjjeS11:31 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs finished minus-1 without Luka Doncic in 5:14 to finish the third quarter.
Huge to hold onto a 15-point lead (82-67) entering the fourth quarter. – 11:30 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks putting it all together defensively so far, holding Phoenix to 42.9 percent shooting and 67 points through three quarters. Mavs up 82-67. Brunson having the bust-loose game a lot of us thought was in the offing with 24 points. – 11:30 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
PHX O has scored .86 ppp with Luka on the bench this game. – 11:30 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
A combined eight assists and 12 turnovers for Booker and Paul through three quarters. Sums up the way the offense has looked. – 11:30 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“I’m not coming out.”
I think Booker just said to Williams before heading to bench at end of 3rd.
I think.
#Suns down 15 at end of 3rd. #NBAPlayoffs #NBAPlayoffs2022. – 11:30 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Luka went out with 5:14 left in the 3Q with four fouls. Game was 11-11 for the rest of the 3rd. Mavs up 82-67 after 3. – 11:30 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Mavs lead 82-67 after the third quarter. Jalen has 24 pts, Luka has 23-10-7 and 4 fouls, Maxi has 12 pts, Dorian has 11 pts. – 11:30 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jalen Brunson has more points (24) in three quarters than he did in Games 1 and 2 combined. – 11:29 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Much has been said about PHX hunting on O but Dallas has also done a really good job picking guys to go after vs PHX bench units. – 11:28 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Johnson missed open corner 3 off Booker penetration.
#Suns down 13. – 11:28 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
This was the rotation I was calling for after Game 2, the small group vs McGee and Payne. Mavs got to it because of Luka’s foul trouble. They can score vs this group without him. – 11:27 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Watch it fall ⬇️⬇️⬇️ pic.twitter.com/YMif8Nf6ce11:27 PM

Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Dallas D looking really good here in these non LD mins. – 11:26 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
What the heck is McGee doing on that Kleber pick and pop? He just like forgot he could shoot or something. He’s had a number of bad plays on defense tonight. – 11:26 PM
Jeff Wade @SkinWade
Holy Eff, Jae Crowder missed – 11:25 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
The defensive stands where Dorian Finney-Smith literally tumbles over the scorer’s table and then hustles back to help force a turnover are the defensive stands the Mavs must love best. – 11:25 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Brunson gets roll after hitting deck after Booker body bump.
#Suns down 17 as Kleber hits 3. – 11:25 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
JB, YOU ARE A 🪣 – 11:24 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Booker 3. #Suns down 12. – 11:24 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
We have some special guests in the 🏠 #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/YDMkqAEql111:23 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Brunson inside.
#Suns had chances to get closer.
Down 13 after Crowder jumper.
Crowder has a team-high 19.
Booker (11) and Paul (7) have a combined 18. #NBAPlayoffs
Timeout #Mavs with 2:51 left in 3rd. – 11:21 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
BOSSMANN beating the shot clock. 👌 pic.twitter.com/fauIt6Rdst11:20 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Jae Crowder is keeping the Suns alive. He’s up to 19 points. – 11:19 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic checked out with 5:14 left in Q3 (instead of playing full 12 mins) after picking up his 4th foul.
Shook his head for the crowd as he walked to the bench with Mavs up 71-55. – 11:17 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Luka 4th foul. 5:14 left in 3rd.
Comes out.
Mark score. #Suns down 71-55. – 11:17 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Suns will be hard-pressed to get to their 9th consecutive game of 50% from the field. They’re at 41% – 11:16 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
That’s four fouls on Luka. – 11:16 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Four fouls on Luka Doncic – 11:16 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns down 16 as Booker scores.
Been quiet. Has 11 on 4-of-10. – 11:16 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Luka fought back tonight. Dude ain’t no punk and you gotta respect that – 11:15 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Luka 3. Shaking head.
#Suns down 18. – 11:15 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
During this break, Casey Smith is wrapping Luka Doncic’s right elbow with some gray tape where he’d already had a Band-Aid on.
Battle wounds, or something like that. – 11:14 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton is 3-of-7 FGs tonight for 10 points.
Nothing is in rhythm.
#Suns down 66-51 with 7:28 left in 3rd.
Timeout for infection control.
Doncic was bleeding from the elbow. #NBAPlayoffs202211:14 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Book ain’t never just flop like that!! 😂😂 – 11:14 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Jalen Brunson gave his quad for that bucket through Book… – 11:13 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Just a pathetic defensive possession by Luka on the Crowder 3. – 11:13 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Not a good idea to just let Jae Crowder have those. – 11:12 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Deandre Ayton really hasn’t had much defensive impact this series other than a couple decent switches here and there. – 11:12 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
LUKAAAAA, WE LOVE YOU!! – 11:11 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Scottie Scheffler in the @AACenter tonight ⛳️ #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/2k9hKG9vWi11:11 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Finney-Smith gets an open 3 as Booker and Paul were complaining that ball was off #Mavs.
Has hit last two. #Suns down 13 as Powell scores.
Timeout #Suns with 9:45 left in 3rd.
Chris Paul gets a technical foul. #NBAPlayoffs – 11:06 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Tech on Chris Paul. Mavs up 59-46 with 9:45 left in the third quarter. – 11:06 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Dwight Powell’s minutes haven’t gone well this series, but he just made two awesome plays, sprinting across the lane to contest Ayton’s spin move and then running the floor for a dunk. – 11:06 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Chris Paul picked up a technical foul during the timeout. He’s had better birthdays so far. – 11:06 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Reggie Bullock (rib injury) is available to return to Game 3 against the Suns. – 11:02 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul has seven of #Suns eight turnovers in the first half.
Devin Booker has the other.
Paul’s playoff career high is 8 set against Spurs in 2012. – 11:01 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
If Reggie Bullock can’t go in 2nd half, that could be huge man. – 11:01 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Energetic 1st half for Mavs as hey lead Suns 51-44. Mavs have taken 14 more shots, as they have just 1 TO, while forcing 8 from PHX for 10 pts. Brunson the early initiator scoring 10 of his 14 in 1st qtr. Doncic w/16-9-6. 2nd half soon @theeagledallas11:00 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Former Mavs assistant and current Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley is at Game 3 of Mavs-Suns with Orlando players Cole Anthony and Wendell Carter Jr., giving his young guys a taste of the playoffs. – 11:00 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Per @Dallas Mavericks PR Reggie Bullock is questionable to return with a rib injury – 10:58 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Mavericks say Reggie Bullock (rib injury) is questionable to return to Game 3 against the Suns. – 10:52 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Chris Paul over the Suns first five games this postseason:
60 assists and 6 turnovers
Chris Paul in the first half tonight:
2 assists and 7 turnovers – 10:52 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Reggie Bullock (rib injury) is questionable to return to Game 3 against the Suns. – 10:52 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Mavs lead 51-44 at the half. Luka has 16-9-6 and Jalen has 14 pts. – 10:51 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
That Phoenix Suns 50% FGs streak in the postseason in jeopardy. Only at 43.2% at halftime – 10:51 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Let’s keep it rollin’
@ModeloUSA | #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/VVBYR0FwiW10:50 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Maxi Kleber outscored entire Phoenix bench 7-5 in first half – 10:50 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Spencer Dinwiddie had a really nice defensive half. Block on Cam, and a number of nice rotations/deflections. – 10:50 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs lead the Suns 51-44 at half.
Luka Doncic: 16 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists
Jalen Brunson: 14 points (already his highest-scoring game of the series)
All the Mavs: No foul trouble, finally – 10:49 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Luka Doncic is on the way for another one triple double (16pts, 9rebs, 6asts in the 1st half). Great effort by the Mavericks. They’re up by 7 (51-44).
Chris Paul had a rough first half (7pts, 7tos). Jae Crowder is the Suns scoring leader (11pts, 4/5 FG). #dALLasIN #RallyTheValley10:49 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
That Luka Doncic offensive foul that could have been Chris Paul’s 4th foul was only Dallas turnover of 1st half
Devin Booker had a 1st quarter turnover
The other 7 turnovers for either team in entire game were all on Paul. A CP3 giveaway for every point Dallas is up at half. – 10:49 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
After a really solid first half, Mavericks lead 51-44. Could have been more, but the Suns are not going to go quietly. Luka with 16 points, nine rebounds, six assists and just one turnover. Suns have eight turnovers, six by CP3. Mavericks have only that one Luka turnover. – 10:48 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Only 22 points in the second quarter for the Mavericks. Huge missed opportunity for them to blow the game open. Suns are right in it, down only seven despite an ugly first half. – 10:48 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Chris Paul has 2 assists and 7 turnovers at the half. pic.twitter.com/k0sbqIqthI10:47 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
That should have been CP’s 4th. Had his arms way forward and contacted Luka, got bailed out with the “elbow” but he was only in position to get elbowed because he was fouling him. – 10:47 PM
Alexis Morgan @alexismorgan
luka making fun of cp3 😂 – 10:47 PM
Chris Herring @Herring_NBA
Pretty great defense from CP3 there. Step for step. – 10:46 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Luka imitating what he thinks Chris Paul did on drawing an offensive foul on him.
#Suns down seven with 5.1 seconds left. – 10:46 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Luka looked like he was running off-tackle on the goalline right there. – 10:46 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Mavs 2H defense should suffer a a pretty big letdown – all this off ball switching and point switching will be a lot more difficult to pull in the 2H of games at home vs the Suns – 10:46 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Mikal was satisfied with initial Luka miss, didn’t box out. Suns didn’t secure rebound and Luka got an and-1 – 10:45 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Another great adjustment by Kidd, putting Luka in the post, instead of having him create from above the break, which has caused gradual wear and tear in second halves of the first two games – 10:45 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Stepping back for three. pic.twitter.com/wx6ChIRzhz10:44 PM

Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Chris Paul has 7 turnovers. That’s the most for any half in his career. The most he’s ever had in a playoff game is 8. – 10:41 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Chris Paul coming alive with five of the Suns’ last seven points as they have crept within 48-41. However, Mikal Bridges with a technical foul during this timeout. Mavs shooting the free throw when play resumes. – 10:41 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Mikal Bridges technical foul after Paul 3. #Suns down seven.
Timeout #Mavs. 1:27 left in half. – 10:40 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Third technical foul of Mikal Bridges’ career. I think he was still upset about the post bucket for Doncic a few possessions ago. – 10:40 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Finney-Smith 3 vs. zone. #Suns down 12 as Paul answers. – 10:38 PM
James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Chris Paul with SEVEN turnovers. Mavs gotta win this game because this won’t happen again. – 10:38 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Luka Doncic is playing like he’s 230 pounds – 10:38 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul claps after being called for offensive foul. #Suns down 11. – 10:37 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
“Don’t flop” says Luka to Bridges. – 10:37 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder is now 8-of-12 from 3 in 10 quarters in this series.
#Suns down nine as Ayton scores. #NBAPlayoffs10:36 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka Doncic looks like he got tired of being the hunted, so he decided to become the huntee.
If that makes any sense idk – 10:35 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Great D by Maxi in the post on Ayton. All over the quick right shoulder turn, then bodied up nicely on the hook to make it uncomfortable. – 10:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Luka power shot over Bridges, fouled by Bridges.
#Suns down 12 as Doncic misses FT. – 10:34 PM
Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Ntilikina Hive Stand Up – 10:34 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
CP3 has defended Luka extremely well all series. – 10:34 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Luka was out for almost five minutes and the Mavericks only lost one point off their lead. They are up 35-27 with 7:02 left in the half. – 10:32 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns in the bonus with 7:02 left in the second quarter. No clue how this deficit isn’t 15+ (besides all the missed open 3s for Dallas).
Booker and Bridges back in. – 10:31 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton has taken two shots in nine minutes.
Two. Made one.
#Suns down eight. – 10:31 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Mavs have taken 14 more shots than #Suns.
Phoenix down only eight, though. – 10:30 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
And Dallas still doesn’t have a turnover. #Suns have 7 that’s led to 10 #Mavs points.
Paul has six of those turnovers. #NBAPlayoffs10:28 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Suns not shooting their usual on 2s away from rim, but Mavs are 1/10 on such shots, plus 4/16 on some pretty good looks from 3 – 10:28 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Chris Paul has never had six turnovers in a playoff half until now, per @ESPNStatsInfo. There is 7:50 remaining in the second quarter. – 10:28 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Chris Paul’s postseason career worst for turnovers in a a game is 8 (Game 2 Clippers loss at San Antonio in 2012 semis)
Paul has 6 turnovers in first 17 minutes of Game 3 tonight – 10:27 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Chris Paul has 6 turnovers. He had a total of 4 in the first two games of this series. And today is his 37th birthday. – 10:27 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
That is SO good from Dinwiddie. He faked like he was going to preswitch onto Bertans’ man, CP thought he was going to catch them in that switch, but Dinwiddie instead broke on the pass to corner for the steal. – 10:26 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Three uncharacteristic turnovers by Chris Paul in the first four minutes of the second quarter. Mavericks have pushed their lead to 33-22. Jalen Brunson with 10, Spencer Dinwiddie with 4. – 10:26 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul six turnovers.
Wow. #Suns down 33-22. Timeout. – 10:26 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
It’s Chris Paul’s birthday, but he’s handing out all the gifts. – 10:25 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Dinwiddie attacks Johnson, scores. #Suns down 11. – 10:24 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
It’s one thing if the guy has his hand on CP for the rip move, that’s in theory illegal contact. If the guy’s arm is just out in space and CP isn’t actually trying to go anywhere, swinging the arms into his arm should not be a foul. – 10:24 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Only the fifth time this season CP3 has had at least five turnovers and we’re in the early second quarter. – 10:23 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
With 10:10 left in the 2nd quarter, Chris Paul has 5 turnovers. – 10:23 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
By my count that’s four turnovers from Chris Paul. – 10:22 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Chris Paul rip through gets Reggie Bullock.
It’s absolutely unbelievable that people in the crowd can sense Paul is going to do it and he still gets people to foul him on it. #Suns10:22 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks led 29-20 at the end of the first. Can they survive these second-quarter Luka-less minutes? – 10:20 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Suns tied their lowest scoring quarter of the playoffs so far with 20 in the 1Q. Also 20 in the 2Q of G6 vs Pelicans. Mavs up 29-20 after 1 – 10:20 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavs champ and pride of Highland Park Scottie Scheffler in attendance and donned a Mavericks’ jersey with his name on the back. – 10:19 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Mavs hold serve in the opening quarter at home, going up 29-20 despite Luka Doncic shooting 3-for-10. Jalen Brunson has it going early with 10 pts on 4-for-7 shooting — he averaged just 11 pts on 32.1% shooting in Games 1 & 2 in PHX. – 10:19 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
CP3 starts his birthday game with more turnovers (3) than shot attempts (1/2 FGs) in first quarter
Trolls will get WashedGod trending if that keeps up for four quarters… – 10:18 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Mavs have overcome 2-0 deficit in a playoff series twice in franchise history. In 2001, Dallas won 3 straight against Utah to defeat Jazz, 3-2, in an opening round best-of-5 series. Only time Mavericks dug out of 2-0 hole in a best-of-7 series was 2005. – 10:18 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Talked to Frank Ntilikina today at shootaround and asked him if he was ready to take a run defensively at Chris Paul. “Definitely,” he said. “We’re all ready.” Of course, Ntilikina came into the game as Paul took a breather, but he was a positive at the end of the first quarter. – 10:18 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Chris Paul already has 3 turnovers. He had 3 turnovers in Game 2. – 10:18 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
Mavs lead 29-20 after the first quarter. Jalen has 10 pts, Luka has 7-7-5. Triple-double watch. Maybe one of those 25-18-12 triple-doubles. – 10:17 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Mavs lead Suns 29-20 after Q1.
Big smile from Luka Doncic as he heads to the bench, on first-half triple-double pace with 7 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. – 10:16 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Suns made up a bit of ground but then fittingly botch a switch on Doncic to close a quarter full of little screwups. One of those quarters where it feels like the deficit could have been much worse. – 10:16 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Birthday bucket. 🎂
@Chris Paul x #RallyTheValley pic.twitter.com/a12kfzCEas10:16 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic raises his arms as if to say, “Finally!”
After one quarter: Dallas 29, Phoenix 20. – 10:15 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Sometimes Luka passes up a really good shot for a pump fake, reset and takes a really difficult one. Shot recognition is something he’ll have to look at this summer – 10:15 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Mavs were on a 19-3 run before Bridges bucket.
Bridges scores again. #Suns down six. – 10:15 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
JaVale stuck to Kleber on the outside while Luka just meanders into the lane all day to find a shot vs Booker. – 10:14 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
McGee and Bertans had a few words after that last foul on McGee.
#Suns were down 10 before Bridges bucket. – 10:14 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Dallas’ first double-digit lead of the series. Heck, before tonight Dallas’ largest lead was 5 points, several times in Game 2. – 10:13 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
First-quarter Frank Ntilikina minutes are here. – 10:13 PM
Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Dancing with the stars, Luka Doncic edition #dALLasIN
pic.twitter.com/ni2m26cqlX10:11 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more : basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…10:10 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Dallas is +11 on shot attempts through the first 9:38 of the game. – 10:09 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns 4 turnovers led to 8 #Mavs points.
#Mavs 0 turnovers.
PHX down 24-16. 2:22 left in 1st quarter. #NBAPlayoffs10:09 PM
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Chris Paul vs Luka Doncic is a 48 minute anything you can do I can do better game – 10:08 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Crazy that was Devin Booker’s first FT miss this series. – 10:08 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Suns 1-6 on 2s away from the rim. Have been hitting those at like 60% in the playoffs. – 10:07 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Kleber turned an off pass from Dinwiddie into a drive and finish to beat shot clock.
#Mavs shooting 9-of-22, but have taken 10 more shots than #Suns.
Up 22-15. – 10:07 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Jalen Brunson just needs a little help. – 10:05 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Theo Pinson gonna stay in the league 10 years being ML Carr and I love it – 10:05 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Doncic with up and under move on Ayton. #Mavs up seven. #Suns10:05 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
Damn, Luka hit ’em w/it. – 10:05 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Couple mental lapses by the Suns and the Mavs have jumped all over it. The best they’ve looked all series. – 10:05 PM
Tim Cato @tim_cato
there’s nothing more quintessentially luka doncic than a ball falling right into his hands when he’s on the floor upset about a foul and him throwing a perfect dime with it – 10:04 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
11-0 Mavs run over the last 1:04, including 8 points from Jalen Brunson. – 10:04 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Brunson 3. #Mavs up five.
This morning, Jason Kidd said #Mavs had to get in their offense faster. They’re doing that here early. #Suns10:04 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Double up on the Book threes to start. 👌👌 pic.twitter.com/1oSOCHE6LG10:03 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
DO YOUR THING, JB 😎 – 10:03 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Devon Booker gets DFS on the Devin Booker cut, but called for a travel in the lane – 10:03 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
First Dallas lead. – 10:03 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
One of the little things I talked about with @Danny Leroux for Dallas was pressuring up more full court so PHX would have less time to mismatch hunt. Everyone on Dallas doing it early, even Luka who picked up a foul and had Crowder blow by him. – 10:02 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Doncic is 0-for-4, but has 5 rebounds and 2 assists and 1 steal. – 10:00 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
That’s the Jalen Brunson I know – 9:59 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Brunson end to end bucket, fouled by Paul. Timeout #Mavs.
#Suns up 13-11. 6 minutes left in 1st quarter. #NBAPlayoffs20229:59 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
🗣️ Count that 🗣️ – 9:59 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Ayton gets position on Luka, bucket. #Suns up 13-7. – 9:58 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Jae Crowder 5 points. #Suns up 11-5. – 9:57 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Luka assist to Finney-Smith sitting on his butt. #Suns up 9-5 – 9:56 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#Suns right before Game 3 tip. #Mavs #NBAPlayoffs2022 pic.twitter.com/jeuMD1yQ6o9:56 PM

Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
When CP3 gets LD in a cross match I’d bet they just clear out and let him ISO down the stretch. – 9:55 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Brunson misses his first 3 shots. Mavs still trying to get him going. A trio of 3s for the Suns. – 9:54 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Crowder 3. #Suns up 9-3. – 9:54 PM
Haralabos Voulgaris @haralabob
Little full court denial on CP3 by Bullock seems like ADJ #1 – 9:53 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
For the first time this series, the Suns will not start with nine unanswered points.
Progress. – 9:52 PM
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
Magic head coach Jamaal Mosley, a former Mavericks assistant, is at the AAC for Game 3. He brought Cole Anthony and Wendell Carter Jr. with him. – 9:47 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
With the Sixers’ win in Miami tonight, Mavs-Suns Game 5 will tip off next Tuesday at 9 p.m. CT … if and when they get that far. – 9:46 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Maxi Kleber just threw a terrible lob pass to Jalen Brunson in the layup line. To make up for it, Kleber lifted Brunson up by the hips and the 6-1 guard dunked. It’s a different kind of assist. – 9:39 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
JaVale McGee comes out on the court with a big smile on his face as Dallas fans boo the Suns – 9:29 PM
Mark Followill @MFollowill
Due to the length of the Philadelphia vs Miami game, tipoff for Mavs vs Suns Game 3 won’t be until 8:50 CDT. – 9:28 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Mini-Widdie is locked in 🔒
@Spencer Dinwiddie | #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/Xmy8yCdgrv9:06 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“The enthusiasm of the game, for a teammate to cheer on another teammate is special and I think sometimes we’re focused on the wrong thing.” Jason Kidd.
#Mavs fined $25K for bench being ‘on or encroaching upon’ court in Game 2 loss to Suns azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral9:06 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: Bullock, DFS, Powell, Brunson, Doncic
Suns starters: Bridges, Crowder, Ayton, Booker, Paul
8:40 tip @theeagledallas9:05 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/7UIF9S33mT9:04 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Friday night drip drop 💧
@TISSOT | #dALLasIN pic.twitter.com/nSqY9CK2Br9:00 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
J-Kidd on who he’ll run at CP3 tonight: “The whole team? The bigs are going to have a chance, the smalls have a chance. The mediums have a chance. Everybody has a chance . . . He understands when it’s winning time and he’s delivered. Hopefully tonight we can try to change that.” – 9:00 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
The five to begin our night. pic.twitter.com/RK5rEsEmmr9:00 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Coach Armstrong with the @TISSOT hardware ⌚️🔥 pic.twitter.com/dMOtkquPiG8:52 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Take 3 on trying to get this stupid tweet right 🙄…
Luka Doncic is warming up for just his second home game this postseason.
Has some black K-tape down his right arm that I don’t remember seeing at any point this season. pic.twitter.com/XPtCiTpE9j8:48 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Mavericks fined over bench decorum nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/06/mav…8:48 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Live on IG for Ayton/Booker/Crowder pregame work – instagram.com/kellanolson8:27 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
Almost that time.
#RallyTheValley pic.twitter.com/SOXgguo0NW8:15 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
JB rockin’ the Kobe 6 Protro ‘Mambacita Sweet Sixteen’.
The @WNBA is back. pic.twitter.com/nJXbC3WPUa8:07 PM

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
On the Dario Saric news, Monty Williams said Saric was ramping up from his ACL recovery. Wasn’t able to provide a specific timeline on the injury because meniscus injuries can sometimes be there without someone even knowing. – 8:06 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Monty Williams confirmed Torrey Craig is out. – 8:05 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Williams says Torrey Craig (elbow) is out. Had played 3 minutes each in the first 2 games. – 8:04 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Torrey Craig (elbow) OUT Game 3. #Suns8:04 PM
Phoenix Suns @Suns
The journey begins tonight.
Good luck on your season fam, @PhoenixMercury. #4TheValley pic.twitter.com/uUPAMsGA6z8:02 PM

Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…7:33 PM
Sam Amick @sam_amick
Suns-Mavs pregame reading, at @TheAthletic
@John Hollinger on CP3’s (old man) brilliance theathletic.com/3295332/2022/0…
@Tim Cato on Luka the Hunted theathletic.com/3295593/2022/0…6:48 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
This supply chain stuff has even hit the barbers apparently. For 1st time in my life, I spent $50 for a haircut. Barber did his thing, but DAMN Dallas. As a native Texan, I’m appalled. – 5:54 PM
Tim Hardaway Jr @T_HardJR
Still going to be rocking #mffl5:51 PM
Danny Leroux @DannyLeroux
New @RealGM Radio podcast! @MoDakhil_NBA and I go through all four second round series, including Embiid’s (hopeful) return, the Suns’ dominant game two, Grizz/Warriors, Celtics/Bucks and much more- basketball.realgm.com/wiretap/266840…5:35 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
#NBA fines Dallas #Mavericks $25K for bench being ‘on or encroaching upon’ the court in Game 2 loss to #Suns in Phoenix #NBAPlayoffs #NBAPlayoffs2022 azcentral.com/story/sports/n… via @azcentral5:21 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks need to pay heed to the shot clock, plus more thoughts on how to deal with Chris Paul, in our midday chalk talk.
mavs.com/midday-chalk-s…5:04 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Kidd: Suns will hunt Luka Doncic, “He’s got to participate. He’s got to play defense.” nba.nbcsports.com/2022/05/06/kid…5:00 PM
Eric Pincus @EricPincus
Latest @BleacherReport Looking closely at James Harden’s situation, feels like a Chris Paul/Phoenix-like compromise may be appropriate: bleacherreport.com/articles/10035…4:58 PM
Michael C. Wright @mikecwright
We’ll see tonight, but so far, Phoenix is using the Contra extra-man code ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A on these Mavs. – 4:51 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Dallas #Mavericks vs. Phoenix #Suns: Monty Williams working 1-on-1 with Cam Johnson on post play (w/video of Johnson and Williams 1-on-1) #NBAPlayoffs #NBAPlayoffs2022 https://t.co/BZ2xdTeb3I via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/Hug8m5F7li4:39 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Dallas #Mavericks vs. #Phoenix Suns: Monty Williams working 1-on-1 with Cam Johnson on post play https://t.co/BZ2xdTeb3I via @azcentral pic.twitter.com/XEaNDCklcP4:36 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“It’s definitely something I’m working to add to my game and to expand upon as time goes on.”
Cam Johnson was working with #Suns coach Monty Williams on post play Thursday.
So you know what’s next?
Story incoming. #NBAPlayoffs2022 #NBAPlayoffs #Mavs pic.twitter.com/9HVYRNCASQ4:31 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Hollinger & Duncan: Suns Scorch Luka: Playoffs Week 3 w/ @John Hollinger
Subscribe: https://t.co/T1AUApVtfy pic.twitter.com/YiR0gfA8LA4:30 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Yo, #NBA 👀👀👀 everything.
#Mavs fined $25K for being too close to court during Game 2 of Western Conference semifinals series in Phoenix. #Suns #NBAPlayoffs2022 pic.twitter.com/hxEL81K4Iq4:25 PM

Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt
NBA fines Mavericks $25,000 for violating team bench decorum rules, per league.
“On multiple occasions, several players and a member of the coaching staff stood away from Dallas’ team bench and were on or encroaching upon the playing court during game action.” pic.twitter.com/pdl7eKtxlz4:10 PM

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
After an impressive performance vs. Utah in the first round, here are Jalen Brunson’s per-game averages in Round 2:
11.0 points,
2.5 assists (vs. 2.0 turnovers)
0.5 made three-pointers,
while shooting 32.1% from the floor and 25% from downtown – 4:07 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Dallas Mavericks have been fined $25,000 for violating league rules related to bench decorum.
“On multiple occasions, several players and a member of the coaching staff stood away from Dallas’ team bench and were on or encroaching upon the playing court” in Game 2, NBA said. – 4:06 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
Dallas Mavericks fined $25,000 for bad bench decorum. pic.twitter.com/BzPWNxvdmS4:06 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Bols predictions from @Zach Lowe and @Matt Barnes on #ESPN.
Lowe: #Suns sweep #Mavs.
Barnes: Luka Doncic goes for 50 in a close #Mavs win, but Suns take series in five in Phoenix.
#NBAPlayoffs2022 #NBAPlayoffs – 4:03 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Fadeaway, I lift that Luka knee up, BUCKET.
@jackharlow | #ComeHomeTheKidsMissYou pic.twitter.com/EkRGtuKFCR3:43 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Suns add Torrey Craig (right elbow contusion) to the injury report for Game 3 tonight, he’s doubtful. Took a hard fall at the end of Game 2 and appeared shaken up – 3:40 PM

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