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Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks: Match Prediction, Injury Report & How to Watch | 19 November 2021

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NBA Matchup: Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks

Date: 19th November 2021

Time: 10:00 PM ET

Phoenix Suns – currently 2nd in the Western Conference, will take on the Dallas Mavericks – 4th in the West. The Mavs are 2 games behind the Suns and will look to make up for their 7-point loss in the last meeting.

Phoenix Suns Season So far

Chris Paul extended his contract with the Suns, keeping faith in the team’s young core. Last season’s surprise Western Conference Champions managed to retain most of their starters during the offseason and added a high potential support cast. The guard-Center trio of Paul – Booker – Ayton is delivering results for the Suns.

Ever reliable Chris Paul is all NBA leader in assists and 3rd in steals this year. Devon Booker is putting up numbers on the scoreboard while Ayton is clearing glass for them. The addition of McGee provided the Suns more depth and protection in the paint area. McGee is leading the Suns in Blocks. 

Also Read: NBA Playoffs: Did Phoenix Suns Have an Easy Road to the Finals?

Dallas Mavericks Season So far

The Dallas Mavericks have had a mixed season so far. Mavs have lost matches just when they are into the winning runs. they have struggled against top teams like the Bulls, the Miami Heat, and the Nuggets. But they have been luckier with easier fixtures after a loss.

Luka Doncic has been their star player – leading them in points, assists, rebounds, and 2nd in steals per game. Injury-prone Kristaps Porzingis, who missed 5  games, is 2nd in points per game for the Mavs. Tim Hardway Jr. has not been at his best as he averages just 15+ points this season

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Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Match Prediction

The Suns are scoring at a rate of 110.6 points per game, 3 fewer than last season. But Dallas has a 7.5 points decline in their scoring, as they average 104.5 points per game. The winning margin for the Suns is also +5.5 (5th in the league). The Mavericks have a -1.1 differential margin, highlighting a loophole in their defence also.

Luka Doncic ranks above the Phoenix Suns’ centres in rebounds and is even effective in steals this season. But the NBA is a team game, and the Suns are much better defensively. The Suns are able to restrict fast-break point plays more effectively than the Dallas Mavericks.

Phoenix Suns are on a 10-game winning streak. They will be happy to face the same opponents again and put up another victory.

Injury Report

Phoenix Suns:

Dario Saric (Knee): Ruled out until 1st April

Frank Kaminsky (Knee): Ruled out until 21st November

Dallas Mavericks 

Luka Doncic (Ankle): Game time Decision

Maxi Kleber (Oblique): Ruled out until 23rd November

How to watch Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks?

Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks is part of the ESPN doubleheader tonight. Suns will host Luka Doncic and co in the Footprint centre in Phoenix, Arizona. International viewers can access the game on NBA League Pass. 

Also Read: NBA Injury Report: LA Lakers Give Major Update on LeBron James Return

Kunal Chawda a Sports Fanatic and Crazy for NBA & Soccer. Loves Online Games especially MOBA Games. Though a chatterbox personality, he gives Honest Analysis and reporting.