The Dallas Mavericks held serve by winning two games on their home floor to even their Western Conference semifinal series against the Phoenix Suns at two games apiece. It is now a best-of-three series with the Suns holding the homecourt edge. Luka Doncic and company must win one in Phoenix if they want to advance.
Chris Paul will be looking to get back on track after two uncharacteristically bad games in Dallas. He had a season-high seven turnovers in Game 3 before fouling out in just 23 minutes in Game 4. The Mavericks are going to try to force CP3 to guard Luka and wear him out, but the future Hall of Famer has been lights out at the Footprint Center this year.
The Suns have not lost three straight games this season, but will the Mavs make it happen with a victory on Tuesday night? How does Phoenix adjust after losing two in Dallas? Fans will not want to miss this pivotal game, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Game 5: How to watch
Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: TNT (national)
Watch online: TNT online
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Game 5: Injury report
The Mavs ruled out Tim Hardaway Jr. as he continues his recovery from foot surgery, but he is the only player on their injury report heading into Game 5.
Torrey Craig missed the last two games with an elbow contusion, but he is listed as probable to play on Tuesday night. Dario Saric remains out for the Suns as recovers from an ACL repair.
Fans should be sure to check social media just before tipoff for any late-breaking information that drops.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Game 5 odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs are 6.0-point underdogs heading into Game 5. They sit at plus-220 on the moneyline, and the over/under for the contest is 213.0 points.
WynnBet has all the prop bets fans crave too, including player stat over/unders and alternate lines. Be sure to check out their site if you are looking to put some money down on Tuesday's game.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Game 5 predictions
Luka Doncic destroys the Suns as the Mavericks take the 3-2 edge in the series. No player can stop number 77 one-on-one, and the Suns are comfortable switching. Luka picks his matchup and goes for a 45-point double-double as the Mavs survive a fourth-quarter comeback by the Suns in Phoenix.
Jalen Brunson scores 22 and hands out seven dimes on Tuesday night. He plays a key role as the Mavericks make just enough shots to win Game 5. The game goes over 215 points with both teams finding their offensive touch.
Expect an absolute slugfest on May 10 in Phoenix. Game 5 in a 2-2 series is always pivotal, and both teams know what is on the line. Will the Dallas Mavericks rise to the occasion and win on the road? Be sure to tune in to find out.