Rewind: Phoenix Suns’ season ends with blowout Game 7 loss to Dallas Mavericks

Rewind: Phoenix Suns’ season ends with blowout Game 7 loss to Dallas Mavericks

Published May 16, 2022
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The Phoenix Suns hosted the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday in Game 7 of their Western Conference NBA Playoffs semifinals series. It did not go well as they lost, 123-90 and were eliminated from the playoffs. Look back at our updates from the game.

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The Phoenix Suns lost to the Dallas Mavericks 123-90 on Sunday night in Game 7 of their NBA Playoffs series, ending the Suns’ season in the Western Conference semifinals.

Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 35 points in the game, going 12-for-19 from the field. Spencer Dinwiddie added 30 points and Jalen Brunson had 24.

Cameron Johnson had 12 points to lead Phoenix. Chris Paul only had 10 and Devin Booker only had 11. Deandre Ayton only had five points.

The Suns shot 33-for-87 from the field in the game.

The Mavericks were 46-for-81. They also hit 19-of-39 3-point attempts.

Dallas will next face the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference finals, while the Suns will begin their offseason with a lot of questions after faltering late in the series against the Mavericks after holding a 2-2 and 3-2 lead in the series.

Final score: Mavericks 123, Suns 90

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The Suns trailed the Mavericks by 42 points after three quarters in Game 7 on Sunday night, 92-50.

That is not a typo.

The Mavericks outscored Phoenix 35-23 in the quarter after outscoring them 30-10 in the second quarter and 27-17 in the first.

Suns fans headed to the exits at the end of the quarter and who could blame them?

Score: Mavericks 92, Suns 50 (end of third quarter)

The Dallas Mavericks are adding to their lead with a barrage of 3-pointers against the Suns in the third quarter.

The Mavericks have hit 15-of-30 3-point attempts on the night and are 30-for-57 from the field. They have led by 40 or more points on a couple of occasions.

Dallas has outscored Phoenix 28-20 so far in the third quarter.

Luka Doncic now has 33 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the field and 6-of-10 shooting from 3-point range for the Mavericks.

Score: Mavericks 85, Suns 47 (2:40 left in third quarter)

The second half has not started any better for the Suns.

Dallas has outscored Phoenix 8-0 to take a 65-27 lead in the game.

65-27. 

Score: Mavericks 65, Suns 27 (10:04 left in third quarter)

“I’m in shock,” Charles Barkley said on the TNT halftime show. “I never would have saw this coming. This is just embarrassing man … In my wildest dreams, I never thought this would happen.”

Barkley said that the Suns would have to try to get the lead down to around 12-to-14 points at the end of the third quarter to have a chance to even think about coming back in the game.

That’s hard to imagine right now after the first half that Phoenix just produced.

The Phoenix Suns trail the Dallas Mavericks in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal, 57-27.

Yes, 57-27.

It was an absolutely horrendous first half for Phoenix, which is 24 minutes away from elimination after being the NBA’s best team in the regular season.

The Suns were just 10-for-41 from the field in the first half.

The Mavericks were 19-for-40.

Luka Doncic had 27 points in the first half for the Mavericks, tying the Suns’ scoring output in the first 24 minutes. He went 9-for-12 from the field and 4-for-7 from 3-point range.

Spencer Dinwiddie had 21 points off the bench in 16 minutes. He went 7-for-10 from the field.

Devin Booker had just two points on 0-for-7 shooting for Phoenix in the first half. Chris Paul had one point on 0-for-4 shooting. Deandre Ayton had three points on 1-for-4 shooting.

Score: Mavericks 57, Suns 27 (halftime)

Deandre Ayton is having an abysmal first half against the Mavericks. He had just three points on 1-for-4 shooting in 14 minutes and now he’ll likely watch the rest of the half on the bench after picking up his third foul.

Dallas is on a 16-3 run in the last six minutes and has outscored Phoenix 19-8 in the second quarter.

Luka Doncic has 19 points for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie has 18 off the bench.

The Suns are being led in scoring by Cameron Johnson and Jae Crowder who each have five points.

Phoenix’s starters have 13 points in the game. 

Deandre Ayton, Chris Paul and Devin Booker have six points combined.

The Suns are just 9-for-36 from the field in the game. The Mavericks are 16-for-35.

Score: Mavericks 46, Suns 25 (2:45 left in second quarter)

We can’t sugar coat it. The Phoenix Suns are having an absolutely horrendous first half of Game 7 against the Dallas Mavericks.

The Suns are behind 41-23 with 4:58 left in the first half.

Yes, they have just 23 points more than halfway through the second quarter.

Phoenix is just 8-for-33 from the field.

The Suns could be headed for the offseason a lot earlier than many expected if something doesn’t change fast.

Score: Mavericks 41, Suns 23 (4:58 left in second quarter).

Spencer Dinwiddie has provided the Mavericks with a huge spark in Game 7 off the bench.

Dinwiddie has 13 points in seven minutes for Dallas, as the Mavericks have built a 34-22 lead in the second quarter.

Luka Doncic has been on the bench in the second quarter, getting rest, as the Mavericks have extended their lead.

Dinwiddie is 4-for-5 from the field and 3-for-4 from 3-point range.

Meanwhile, the Suns have gotten a combined three points from Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton.

That’s not a recipe for a Game 7 victory for Phoenix.

Score: Mavericks 34, Suns 22 (9:04 left in second quarter)

The Mavericks had a 27-17 lead on the Suns at the end of the first quarter of Game 7 in Phoenix.

Phoenix shot just 6-for-23 from the field in the opening quarter and went 3-for-8 from 3-point range. 

Dallas went 10-for-21 from the field and 5-for-14 from 3. 

Luka Doncic had 12 points in the first quarter on 5-of-7 shooting. Spencer Dinwiddie added eight.

Cameron Johnson and Jae Crowder have five points each for Phoenix, who got two points combined from Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul in the first quarter.

Score: Mavericks 27, Suns 17 (end of first quarter)

The Mavericks have built a 21-12 lead on the Suns in the first quarter of Game 7.

Spencer Dinwiddie has provided a quick six points off the bench for Dallas to go with Luka Doncic’s 10 points.

Jae Crowder leads the Suns with five points.

The Mavericks are 7-for-17 from the field and 5-for-13 from 3-point range.

The Suns are just 4-for-18 from the field and 2-for-7 from 3-point range so far.

Phoenix players look tight in the early going and TNT’s Reggie Miller suggested that they had some Game 7 jitters. They better find a way to get rid of them quick if the Suns want to extend their season.

Devin Booker is off to an 0-for-5 start from the field for the Suns.

Score: Mavericks 21, Suns 12 (2:01 left in first quarter)

The Suns have gotten off to a slow start in Game 7 of the series against the Mavericks.

The Mavericks’ Luka Doncic has not.

Doncic has eight of Dallas’ first 10 points and the Mavericks have a 10-5 lead at the first break in action.

The Suns are 1-for-10 from the field in the early going. Doncic is 3-for-5, including 2-for-4 from 3.

Score: Mavericks 10, Suns 5 (6:30 left in first quarter)

Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal just picked the Mavericks to beat the Suns in Game 7 in Phoenix on Sunday night.

Charles Barkley picked the Suns to get the win.

Dallas has lost nine straight games against the Suns in Phoenix.

The Suns are staring Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder at forward and Deandre Ayton at center.

Devin Booker and Chris Paul are starting at the guard positions.

The Mavericks are countering with Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith at the forward spots and Dwight Powell at center.

Jalen Brunson and Luka Doncic make up the starting backcourt.

The Suns are a 6.5-point favorite in the game against the Mavericks on Sunday, according to Tipico Sportsbook. 

Phoenix is -290 on the money line and Dallas is +225.

The over/under for the game is set at 203.5 points.

Click here for picks and predictions for the Suns vs. Mavericks game on Sunday.

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The game will be broadcast on TNT beginning at 5 p.m. Arizona time.

Kevin Harlan (play by play), Reggie Miller (analyst) and Allie LaForce (reports) will be the announcing crew.

Click here to see the entire Suns vs. Mavericks NBA Playoffs series schedule.

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