The Dallas Mavericks need to win on Friday night or their season will be all but over. The Phoenix Suns won the first two games in Arizona, and no NBA team has ever come from 3-0 down to win a series. Luka Doncic and company know they need to play better on both ends of the floor if they want to win on Friday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks had the lead at the half in Game 2 before the Suns rolled them by scoring 71 in the final 24 minutes. How will Dallas respond? What changes do they make as they come back to Texas?
Fans will not want to miss Game 3, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and so much more on the battle between the Mavs and the Suns.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Game 3: How to watch
Start time: 8:30 p.m. CT or 9:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: ESPN (national)
Watch online: Watch ESPN
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Game 3: Injury report
Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) remains out for the Mavericks, but he is their only player on the official injury report heading into Game 3.
The Suns have just Dario Saric, who is recovering from a torn ACL, out for Friday’s contest.
Be sure to check social media just before tipoff for any late-breaking news, but it appears both teams will be without just one player for Game 3.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Game 3 odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs are 1.0-point underdogs heading into Friday night’s contest, and they sit at minus-105 on the moneyline as the over/under is set at 219.5 for Game 3.
Looking for prop bets? WynnBet has fans covered, including a parlay of Luka Doncic going over 34.5 points and 9.5 rebounds at plus-250 odds. Think the 23-year-old superstar is in for a third straight monster performance? If so, the opportunity is there to make some cash.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Game 3 predictions
The Mavericks get off to a better start and things are close down the stretch until Chris Paul takes over again in the fourth quarter to put the Suns up 3-0 in the series. Expect CP3 to go for 25 as Devin Booker leads the Suns with 32 in an impressive comeback win in Dallas.
Luka Doncic has another 40-point double-double, but the Suns to slow down his supporting cast just enough to win. Phoenix covers the spread and the game goes over 220 points.
Can the Dallas Mavericks grab a win and get back into their Western Conference semifinal series against the Phoenix Suns? Tune in to find out on Friday night.