The Suns showed last night that they are a couple of steps ahead of Dallas. It was a close game, one in which the Mavericks dominated for long periods; However, when the moment of truth arrived, Phoenix stepped on the accelerator and ended the illusions of his rival.
Everything changed with seven minutes to go. A triple by Tim Hardaway Jr. put his team up to eight points up (95-87). It seemed that Jason Kidd’s boys were close to victory, but everything changed in an instant. From that moment until the end they conceded a 22-6 run. While they were missing, the Suns were infallible in consistently hitting the basket. They just couldn’t react to a better team.
“Chris always what decisions to make. He showed it again in the fourth quarter, “says Kidd about Chris Paul, who had 10 of his 20 total points in the last period, also adding 11 assists without losses to his stat sheet.
The duel of bases was without a doubt for Paul. Luka Doncic finished with 28 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists, but the 8 losses he accumulated were a burden for his team. The Slovenian player suffered a heavy fall in which he seemed to hurt his neck, but after a brief stint on the bench he played the last quarter. “My neck is not an excuse. But man, they’re the best record in the league. We were in the fight,” he says.
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