Luka Dončić scored 45+12+8, Paul 19 points, the Suns beat the Mavericks 1-0 in the semifinals

The 2021-22 NBA playoffs continue, and the Phoenix Suns welcome the first semifinal match against the Dallas Mavericks at home. After the whole game, the Suns defeated the Mavericks 121-114, leading the series 1-0.

Overall stats:

Specific score: 25-35, 31-34, 23-27, 35-25 (the sun is behind).

On the Suns side, Paul scored 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. On this night, his total number of assists in the playoffs surpassed Tony Parker and ranked fifth in playoff history. In addition, Mikal Bridges 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks, Jae Crowder 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists, DeAndre Ayton 25 points, 8 rebounds and 1 block, Booker 23 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, Cameron Johnson 17 points and 5 rebounds, Carmelo Payne 9 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists, McGee 4 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.

On the Mavericks side, Dončić scored 45 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. In addition, Bullock 7 points, 6 rebounds and 1 steal, Finney-Smith 15 points and 6 rebounds, Dwight Powell 4 points and 1 rebound, Jalen Brunson 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, Dinwiddie 8 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals, Kleber 19 points, Bertans 3 points.

Game recap:

In the first quarter, the Suns quickly entered the game. Paul made a jumper, Bridges scored an alley-oop dunk, Booker made a layup, and Crowder made a three-pointer. The home team led 9-0. On the Mavericks side, Dončić’s step-back jumper barely stopped the bleeding, but his bond with his teammates was completely severed. In the middle of this quarter, Ayton turned over and made a jumper, Booker also hit a free throw, and the difference came to 15 points. Kleber made three consecutive points, and Doncic continued to score by storm, barely supporting the team’s offense. In a single quarter, Mavericks trailed the Suns 25-35, and Luka scored 15 points alone.

In the second quarter, Kleber made another three-pointer, Bronson made a layup to score 2+1, and the point difference returned to single digits for a time. Dončić was kicked by Claude in a defense, and the latter suffered a level of malice. foul. On the Suns side, Ayton and Booker continued to score, and by the end of the quarter, both scored 15 points. Paul rolled over and jumped into the net, made a three-pointer, and the game was stopped again. On the Mavericks side, Dončić continued to struggle. With a layup, he scored 26 points at halftime, while the Mavericks temporarily trailed 56-69.

After changing sides and fighting again, Dončić scored 5 points from inside and outside shots, and he has already scored 30+, but on the scene, Mavericks is still passive. In the latter part of the third quarter, Dončić was trapped in physical fitness and other factors, and his efficiency declined. The sun took the opportunity to set off a new climax. Cameron Johnson and Cameron Payne scored three points in succession, and the difference was approaching the 20 mark. . Mavericks was not discouraged. With Dinwiddie making a three-pointer, Dončić made 1 of 2 free throws. After the third quarter, Mavericks continued to trail 79-96.

In the end, Mavericks was still trying to catch up. On the side of the sun, Paul shows the true character of the stubborn king. Later in this section, Paul made three consecutive rounds of three-pointers, jumpers and free throws, and one person scored 7 points, pushing the opponent into a corner. But Mavericks hadn’t given up yet. Bronson’s jumper succeeded, Dinwiddie made a layup and hit a three-pointer. Dončić scored a dunk and the point difference returned to single digits. After that, Dončić was still chasing points, and he himself scored 40+, but it was too late. After the whole game, the Suns defeated the Mavericks 121-114, leading the series 1-0.

Starting lineup for both sides:

Mavericks: Jaylen Bronson, Luka Dončić, Reggie Bullock, Finney Smith, Dwight Powell

Suns: Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, DeAndre Ayton, Devin Booker, Chris Paul

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