The Phoenix Suns had a strong shooting performance, finishing 44-86 (51.2%) from the field, including 15-30 (50.0%) from beyond the arc, in a 123-108 win over the Dallas Mavericks. Phoenix (16-10) has now won seven of their last 10 games.
Eric Bledsoe had another quality performance, scoring 25 points on 9-12 shooting, including 3-4 on 3-point attempts. Other top contributors for Phoenix included Channing Frye with 18 points and 8 rebounds, P.J. Tucker with 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Goran Dragic with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Dirk Nowitzki put up 21 points for Dallas on 7-17 shooting (1-6 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 6-6 from the free throw line. Monta Ellis chipped in 19 points and 9 assists, Brandan Wright finished with 19 points and 6 rebounds, and Shawn Marion put up 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 59.9%, the Suns connected at a rate of 50.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 4-1 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Mavericks are winless (0-2) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Dallas (15-12) has now dropped consecutive games after losing to Toronto on Friday.
Coming up, the Suns square off against the Los Angeles Lakers, who are 13-13 on the season. The Mavericks meet the Houston Rockets, currently sitting at 18-10 this year. The Suns have a 1-0 record against Los Angeles this season. The Mavericks have a 1-1 record against Houston this season.
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