The Dallas Mavericks dominated the Phoenix Suns 113-86 in a must-win Game 6 to force a deciding Game 7 in Valley of the Sun on Sunday. The reigning Western Conference champions planned to come to Dallas to finish the series, but Luka Doncic and company had other ideas.
Dallas was dominated in Game 5 in Phoenix and fans were worried the Suns would close it out on Thursday night. Instead, Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd made some smart adjustments and the team’s defense shut down one of the best offenses in the league to force a Game 7. The home team has won every game in this series so far, and the Mavs will need to change that to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
It was the sixth game of this series, but there was still plenty to learn and take away, including fans seeing another incredible performance from Luka in a closeout game. Here is a closer look at the Mavs' impressive victory on Thursday night.
3 takeaways from Dallas Mavericks Game 6 win over the Phoenix Suns
The Mavs gave Doncic plenty of support in the victory. Reggie Bullock had 19 points, including five 3-pointers made as he played outstanding defense on Devin Booker and Chris Paul. Jalen Brunson chipped in 18 points, and Spencer Dinwiddie put in 15, including five threes on Thursday night. Dallas needs the rest of their roster to step up in Phoenix if they want to advance.
The Dallas Mavericks once again showcased their path to winning in this series, and here are the three takeaways from the Game 6 victory.