Dallas Mavericks (52-30, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (64-18, first in the Western Conference)
Phoenix; Sunday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Suns -6; over/under is 207
WESTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Series tied 3-3
BOTTOM LINE: The Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks face off in game seven of the Western Conference second round. The Mavericks defeated the Suns 113-86 in the last meeting. Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 33 points, and Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 21 points.
The Suns have gone 39-13 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix ranks fourth in the NBA with 49.7 points in the paint led by Ayton averaging 13.2.
The Mavericks are 36-16 in conference play. Dallas is 7-5 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.
TOP PERFORMERS: Chris Paul is averaging 14.7 points, 10.8 assists and 1.9 steals for the Suns. Ayton is averaging 19.7 points and 9.4 rebounds while shooting 64.5% over the last 10 games for Phoenix.
Doncic is averaging 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists for the Mavericks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 20.9 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LAST 10 GAMES:
INJURIES: Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee).
Mavericks: Tim Hardaway Jr.: out (foot).
Source: AP News