3 takeaways from Dallas Mavericks Game 4 playoff win over Suns

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Dorian Finney-Smith
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Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks Game 4 playoff win over Suns: 2. Doe-Doe on both ends

It was Dorian Finney-Smith’s world on Sunday afternoon, and we were all just living in it. The 6’7 wing stood out on both ends of the floor as he made a career-high eight 3-pointers on his way to 24 points. The Suns kept giving Finney-Smith room to shoot, and he made them pay.

Dallas moved the ball to create open looks, and they shot it well on their home floor in Game 4. Doe-Doe finished with eight rebounds as he made eight of his 13 field goal attempts. Phoenix will likely stick to Finney-Smith a little closer in Game 5, which should leave more room for Doncic to score inside.

Finney-Smith played outstanding defense too. He led the Mavericks' charge as they held arguably the best offensive in the NBA to just 101 points on Sunday afternoon. Doe-Doe hounded Devin Booker and Chris Paul as the Suns' star duo had just 40 points in Game 4.

The Mavericks had six players in double-figures for the second straight game, but they needed someone to step up and sink 20-plus. Dorian Finney-Smith filled that role on Sunday afternoon, and his two-way play was key to Dallas grabbing the win and squaring up the series.