What to expect from Dallas Mavericks in Game 7 vs. Suns: 3. Threes
The Mavs are taking 39.0 3-pointers per game in this series, compared to just 26.0 for the Suns. It is part of a mathematical advantage head coach Jason Kidd has his team creating to win the postseason.
They are attempting more 3-pointers, limiting their turnovers, and going small. Dallas must lessen the opposition’s rebounding edge, but it has the top-seeded Suns on the ropes. It will be win or go home on Sunday, and Dallas will stick with their proven strategy.
The Mavericks will be looking to attempt 40-plus 3-pointers on Sunday evening. Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson must attack the paint and spray out to shooters when the defense collapses. The game could come down to how many triples Dallas can make in Game 7.
The Mavs are shooting 40.2 percent from 3-point range at home in this series, but their percentage drops to 36.6 percent on 3.4 fewer attempts per game at the Footprint Center.
Luka and JB will create plenty of open 3-pointers on Sunday evening, but will the Mavericks knock them down? If Dallas shoots over 40 percent from 3-point range, they will be well on their way to a berth in the Western Conference Finals.