Suns face the Mavericks on 10-game win streak

November 18, 2021 GMT

Dallas Mavericks (9-5, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Phoenix Suns (11-3, second in the Western Conference)

Phoenix; Friday, 10 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Phoenix will attempt to continue its 10-game win streak with a victory against Dallas.

The Suns have gone 9-3 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix ranks fifth in the Western Conference at limiting opponent scoring, giving up just 104.9 points while holding opponents to 43.3% shooting.

The Mavericks are 7-2 in Western Conference play. Dallas is seventh in the Western Conference with 35.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Luka Doncic averaging 7.6.

The two teams play for the second time this season. The Suns defeated the Mavericks 105-98 in their last matchup on Nov. 18. Devin Booker led the Suns with 24 points, and Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavericks with 22 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Booker is averaging 23 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Suns. Chris Paul is averaging 15.0 points over the last 10 games for Phoenix.


Doncic is averaging 24.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists for the Mavericks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 16.2 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

LAST 10 GAMES: Suns: 10-0, averaging 112.3 points, 45.8 rebounds, 26.4 assists, 10.2 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.0 points per game.

Mavericks: 6-4, averaging 105.3 points, 44.9 rebounds, 23.3 assists, 7.1 steals and 3.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.6 points.

INJURIES: Suns: Dario Saric: out (knee), Frank Kaminsky: out (knee).

Mavericks: Maxi Kleber: out (back), Luka Doncic: out (knee/ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.