Suns-Mavericks Game 5: What We Learned

Suns-Mavericks Game 5: What We Learned

The Phoenix Suns did not look like themselves and lost the final two games of the series in Dallas The Phoenix Suns responded with a 110-80 victory at home on their court against Dallas Mavericks during Game 5 on Tuesday.

With a lead of 3-2, the Suns have a chance to win this series. However, the Suns hold the advantage against their rivals, the Mavericks and are only one victory away from going into the Western Conference Finals for the second time.

In the offence, Phoenix still struggled at times to make things work from the three-point line; however, their defence was on point, and they could play to their strengths in this game.

The idea of exposing the Maverick’s offensive capabilities and attacking their secondary talent in addition to Luka Doncic was a great idea in the first and 2 and 2. This is the reason. Head coach Monty Williams and his staff returned to this approach for Game 5.

On Tuesday, Dallas suffered 80 points on 38 per cent scoring from the field. Throughout this game, three-point shooting led Dallas Mavericks to two wins at home against their opponents, the Suns, , but they scored just 8-32 (25 25 per cent) from deep during this one.

Game 6 of the series will be played in Dallas the night of Thursday. The game will be a battle of the ages.

For Game 5, here are three main lessons to take away from the Sun’s dominating performance.

After not looking as good as they did and falling in the two final games in this series in Dallas, The Phoenix Suns responded with a 110-80 victory at home on their court against their opponents, the Dallas Mavericks, during the game five at the end of their Tuesday evening.

The Suns are currently leading the series 3-2. However, the Suns are in control against their rivals, the Mavericks and are only one victory away from going towards the Western Conference Finals for the second time in succession.

In the offence, Phoenix still struggled at times with their ability to score from the three-point line; however, their defence improved, and they could play to their strengths in this game.

The idea of exposing the Mavericks to their offence and exposing their other talents alongside Luka Doncic was a great idea in the first and two. That’s why Head coach Monty Williams and his staff returned to this approach for Game 5.

On Tuesday, Dallas suffered 80 points on 38 per cent scoring from the field. Three-point shooting was what led this team. During this match, the mavericks to two wins in the home arena against Suns Suns; however, they only shot 8-32 (25 per cent) from deep in this game.

Game 6 in this series will be played in Dallas at night on Thursday. An event that is sure to be a battle of the ages.

In the case of Game 5, here are three important lessons to take away from the Sun’s dominating performance.

“Hero-Ball” Triumphed Again For Dallas

The Dallas Mavericks won Games 3 and 4 in their home stadium, in addition to their impressive defensive efforts, due to their ability to “spread the wealth” on offence.

Dorian Finney Smith, Reggie Bullock, Jalen Brunson and others were all involved in offensive play, besides Luka Doncic. At the beginning of this game, Doncic was often holding the ball in his hands, and the Mavericks were content to allow Doncic to play constantly one-on-one. This led to them losing their first two games of Phoenix.

In Game 5, Dallas continued to rely too much on Doncic’s “hero-ball”, and as a result, they were hammered by the Suns on Tuesday night.

The most significant aspect that stands out from this game is that the Mavericks scored nine assists throughout the game, and only one assist came in garbage time at the end of the game. So they only had eight assists.

The ball’s movement during the game was not a thing for Dallas, and they were constantly being one-on-one against Doncic in the upper part of the field; Phoenix was able to gradually weaken their defence while focusing on their target, Mavericks All-Star, as they knew that he wasn’t going to give the ball away.

This is the biggest issue the Mavs face to deal with right now, offensive and, as we’ve witnessed in this series, positive things can happen when they get the ball moving.

In the lead up to Game 6, This must be a priority for the head coach Jason Kidd, especially if they are hoping to have an opportunity of forcing an extra Game 7 on the desert.

Deandre Ayton’s Size Is Too Much For The Mavs To Handle

Although he’s not always noticed, Deandre Ayton is quickly becoming one of the best players in the NBA. He was the previous No. 1 overall player and is tall and powerful enough to be a formidable force in the paint, especially against teams that are smaller in this league as well as against the Mavericks and the Mavericks; he has proved this.

Sometimes, Ayton has been underutilized against Dallas However, they went back to Ayton during Game 5, and Ayton was on point by scoring 20 points from 9-13 shooting from the floor and adding nine rebounds to his total.

Dallas isn’t playing the centre Dwight Powell very much, and because of this, they play small and use Maxi Kleber in the middle position. Kleber isn’t a terrible large man, and he’s, in fact, a good defender, but he’s not the height to compete with Ayton, and that’s why the young Suns centre is their primary position.

Ayton’s feeding Ayton while playing the game through his post is a need of focus for players of the Suns just because the presence of Ayton offensively opens the possibility for other players to participate.

With Dallas focused upon Deandre Ayton, Devin Booker, Chris Paul, and Mikal Bridges can play freely around the perimeter and create many opportunities to score with their cuts into the basket.

During this series, Ayton’s ability to penetrate the ball on offence is a major advantage for Phoenix. Ahead of Game 6, the team will try to replicate his win during Game 5.

17-0 Runs Tend To Result In A Win

The way they played in the 3rd quarter enabled the Phoenix Suns to win Game 5 on Tuesday night.

They not only beat their Mavericks 33-14 at the end of the third quarter, but the Suns had a 17-0 run of scoring during the quarter that Dallas did not have a chance to stop. Between the role players shooting shots and the Suns’ defence being arrested, and the crowd’s roaring, This is the time in the series when all the momentum returned to Phoenix.

Because Luka Doncic could not score with the “hero-ball” mentality and because the Mavericks weren’t getting other players involved, The Suns could take control of the game and completely ran to victory.

Whatever the score of the game in which a team typically runs on a 17-0 streak is the one that will win, and this proved real in this case for Phoenix.

The Suns were among the most effective defensive and offensive teams in the NBA during the season, so a win that impressive isn’t that surprising for them, particularly against a weak offensive team such as the Mavericks.

Devin Booker is one of the top all-around scoring options right now. With other players taking part and putting down the shots, Phoenix sucked the enthusiasm and momentum from the Dallas Mavericks franchise in Game 5.

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