The Dallas Mavericks played the Phoenix Suns off the floor on their way to a 113-86 victory in Game 6 to even the series. Luka Doncic had a 33-point double-double as the Mavs held Phoenix to a season-low in scoring for the second time in the last four games.
The home team has won every game in this Western Conference semifinal series as the teams prepare for Game 7 in Valley of the Sun. The Suns had the best record in the NBA during the regular season, and they earned the right to host the decisive game. Dallas has won three of the last four games in this series, but they have not won in Phoenix since Nov. 2019.
Luka is the best player on the floor, and the Mavs can win Game 7 in Phoenix. They will have to play more like they have at home than on the road, but never count out Doncic. He always shines in the biggest moments, and Sunday’s Game 7 will be another chance.
What the Dallas Mavericks must do to win Game 7 over the Phoenix Suns
The Suns have been deadly at home in this series. They have won the last two games at the FootPrint Center by a combined 50 points as Phoenix has shot 54.3 percent from the field at home in this series. Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd has made some smart adjustments, but can he figure out to shut the Suns' water off in Phoenix for Game 7?
Luka Doncic will need to produce a superstar performance, but he cannot try to do too much. The Mavs need him making plays and sinking shots. The 23-year-old superstar needs to play his game and dominate on Sunday evening.
Here are three things the Dallas Mavericks must do to win in Phoenix to advance to the Western Conference Finals.