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Play Time: 11/17/2021 23:00
The Phoenix Suns play host to the Dallas Mavericks at the Footprint Center on Wednesday night.
The Phoenix Suns entered the season more determined as ever, as they were two wins away from winning their first NBA championship last season. Despite their slow start this campaign, the DeAndre Ayton extension fiasco and the Robert Sarver controversy, the Suns are in fine form with a nine-game winning streak. The Suns defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-96 on Monday for their ninth win in a row and tenth overall. Devin Booker led the team with 29 points and five assists. The Suns shot 37 percent from the field and seven of 31 from the 3-point line.
The Dallas Mavericks overhauled their front office and coaching staff in the offseason to appease Luka Doncic, who signed his rookie max extension. Under new head coach Jason Kidd, things have not been smooth, but the team is slowly getting results and playing well. The Mavericks tied the season series 1-1 with the Denver Nuggets, with a 111-101 win on Monday. Kristaps Porzingis led the team with 29 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block. Offensively Dallas has scored 105 points on 44.12% shooting per game this season.
The Suns survived the absence of DeAndre Ayton, and now that he's back, they could be tougher to beat. Expect a competitive game, with the Suns possibly getting the win over the Dallas Mavericks and extending their win streak to ten.
Tips: Phoenix Suns -8