The Dallas Mavericks tied the Phoenix Suns 2-2, defeating them 111-101 in the Western Conference semi-finals of the NBA.
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The Dallas Mavericks scored 20 three-pointers, and again succeeded in stopping playmaker Chris Paul, to win 111-101 at its guest Phoenix Suns, and equalize the series 2-2 in the Western Conference semi-finals, as the Philadelphia 76ers did in the East by winning 116- 108 against the Miami Heat.
In the first match, Slovenian star Luka Doncic scored 26 points, and Dorian Finney Smith added 24 for Dallas, who won his second home win after losing the first two games.
Dallas succeeded in limiting the Suns’ danger, despite the poor rate of shots from Doncic, who succeeded in 9 attempts out of 25 and 30 and one of 10.
But in general, Dallas was distinguished from long distances, as his eight hat-tricks in the first quarter contributed to a 37-25 lead, while he finished the first half with 14 hat-tricks, a club record in one game in a playoff game. Vinnie-Smith finished the match with 8 three-pointers.
Devin Booker was the best in the Suns with 35 points, while Paul contented himself with five points and 7 assists.
In Philadelphia, James Harden scored 31 points to lead his team to level the series; In a match in which 6 Sixers reached the ten-point threshold at least.
Cameroonian Joel Embiid, who missed the first two matches due to a concussion and a broken face, scored 24 points, and his tight defense made things difficult for Miami again.