Phoenix 83, Dallas 91

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, March 27, 2011 10:30 PM
Location - US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Officials - #25 Tony Brothers, #48 Scott Foster, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 17314

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 17 27 21 26 91
Phoenix 26 23 18 16 83

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 52-21 26-11 26-10 W4
Phoenix 36-36 20-17 16-19 L2

Recap


Jason Kidd made back-to-back 3-pointers in the final two minutes and Tyson Chandler had 16 points and 18 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks dealt another blow to the host Phoenix Suns' playoff hopes with a 91-83 victory Sunday night.

Kidd scored 16 points and Jason Terry added 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter for the Mavericks (52-21), who stayed one game behind the Los Angeles Lakers for second place in the West. Phoenix forced Dirk Nowitzki into a 6-for-19 shooting night for 15 points.

Marcin Gortat and Jared Dudley had 20 points apiece for the Suns (36-36), who dropped four games behind Memphis (41-33) for the eighth spot in the West. Gortat replaced center Robin Lopez in the starting lineup and Dudley replaced shooting guard Vince Carter.

Phoenix led most of the way, but with the game tied 83-83 after a jumper by Dudley with 1:37 left, Kidd drained his decisive shots to give Dallas an 89-83 edge with 44 seconds left. He iced the game with two free throws 17 seconds later. Conversely, Phoenix finished 1 of 16 from the arc.

Gortat had his nose heavily taped after breaking it Friday night when he ran into the back of Steve Nash's head, but shot 8 of 13 with 15 rebounds. Dudley was 7 of 16 with five assists and three steals.

The Mavericks have won seven of eight meetings with the Suns, including both this season.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Phoenix
Tyson Chandler 16 Scoring Jared Dudley 20
Jose Barea 5 Assists Steve Nash 10
Tyson Chandler 18 Rebounds Marcin Gortat 15
Tyson Chandler 6 Free Throws Made Jared Dudley 6
Jason Terry 4 Steals Jared Dudley 3
Tyson Chandler 1 Blocks Marcin Gortat 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 91 38.1 10-26 17-21 20 47 3 8 15
Phoenix 83 42.5 1-16 14-23 22 46 8 6 16

Upcoming Games

  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Sacramento. The Suns have a W/L % of .472 after a win and .528 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against L.A. Clippers . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .765 after a win and .591 after a loss.
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