NBA Matchup: Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: 20 January 2022
Time: 7:30 PM ET
The Dallas Mavericks will host the Phoenix Suns at the American Airlines Arena. Both teams enter this matchup on a four-game winning streak. Suns defeated the Pistons whereas Mavericks took down the Raptors. Both teams have played each other twice where the Valley Boys have won on both occasions.
Dallas Mavericks season so far
The Dallas Mavericks are will take on the Suns in the second game of a back-to-back and their third game in four days. The Mavs defeated the Raptors 102-98 where Luka Doncic scored 41 points, seven assists and 14 rebounds. Dallas is averaging 105.5 points on 45% shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 45.4% shooting. Mavericks have a +13.1 point differential over the last two weeks with the league’s best defence, allowing just 101.3 points per 100 possessions.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) January 20, 2022
The Mavericks are led by Luka Doncic as he averaging 25.6 points, 8.5 assists, 8 rebounds, 1.1 steals. Kristaps Porzingis has been crucial for Dallas as he is averaging 20.3 points and 7.9 rebounds. Jalen Brunson is the third double-digit scorer as he is scoring 15.8 points per game and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds.
Phoenix Suns seasons so far
The Phoenix Suns have been one of the best teams in the 2021-22 NBA season with a record of 34 wins and nine losses as the number one seed in the west. The Valley Boys are averaging 112.5 points on 47.6% shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 43.6% shooting. The Suns are shooting 36.8 % from beyond the arc and 80.1 % from the free-throw line. Phoenix is allowing 32.7 % shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) January 18, 2022
Devin Booker is averaging 24.6 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.8 points and 10.6 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. JaVale McGee has been great for the Suns as he is putting up 10.1 points and 7 rebounds.
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns Match Prediction
The Dallas Mavericks are playing their best basketball of the season, victorious in nine of their last 10 games. But the Phoenix Suns have been a better team this with a deep and consistent roster. The Valley Boys are allowing 88.6 points per 100 half-court plays which are the second-best in the league. Hence the Phoenix Suns are favorites to win against Dallas.
Sterling Brown – Foot – Expected to be out until at least Jan 20
Deandre Ayton – Ankle – Expected to be out until at least Jan 22
Abdel Nader – Knee – Game Time Decision
Frank Kaminsky – Knee – Expected to be out until at least May 1
Dario Saric – Knee – Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
How to watch Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns?
The Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks game will be broadcast nationally on TNT. The game will be locally broadcast on Bally Sports Southwest as well. The game will also be available on the NBA’s League Pass platform.