5 keys to Dallas Mavericks defeating Suns in second round of 2022 NBA Playoffs

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Key to Dallas Mavericks defeating Suns in 2022 NBA Playoffs: 1. Luka

Luka Doncic is going to need to be lights out if the Mavs are going to pull the upset. Expect the Suns to throw everything at the 23-year-old superstar, and he must overcome it.

Number 77 missed the first three games of their first-round series win before averaging 29.0 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game over the final three to knockout the Jazz. Dallas needs 2021 Luka or better to defeat the Suns, though.

Doncic went off the Clippers last year as he averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game in their first round playoff series. The Mavericks lost in seven games, but it took back-to-back otherworldly performances from Kawhi Leonard to make it happen. Dallas needs that unstoppable Luka against the Suns.

Fans know Doncic will raise his game. He should be fully healthy and ready to battle Phoenix, so keep an eye on his production from the opening tipoff.

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Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks have a shot to pull the upset over the Phoenix Suns if things break their way. They need to hunt mismatches, play stout defense, and make shots to make it a reality. Fans cannot miss it, so be sure to tune in and enjoy every second of the riveting action.