Phoenix 102, Dallas 91

Date - Wednesday, April 10, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #68 Marat Kogut, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 19725

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Phoenix 28 33 20 21 102
Dallas 21 30 20 20 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Phoenix 24-55 16-24 8-31 W1
Dallas 38-40 22-16 16-24 L1

Recap


Suns 102, Mavericks 91: Goran Dragic recorded 21 points and 13 assists as visiting Phoenix ended its 10-game losing streak and delivered a major blow to Dallas' slim playoff hopes.

Jared Dudley scored 18 points, P.J. Tucker had 17 and 10 rebounds and Wesley Johnson added 17 points for the Suns, who also snapped a 10-game skid against the Mavericks and avoided being swept in the four-game season series.

Shawn Marion had 22 points and nine boards while Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points for Dallas, which fell 3 1/2 games behind the Los Angeles Lakers for eighth place in the Western Conference with four games remaining. The Lakers face Portland on Wednesday.

Phoenix used a 14-2 run to take a 28-14 lead with 1:25 remaining in the first quarter. Johnson helped the Suns carry a 61-51 advantage into the break by scoring 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting - including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc - in the second period.

The teams played even in the third as Phoenix held a 10-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Dallas got as close as 93-89 on Nowitzki's jump shot with 2:03 left, but Tucker hit a layup and a 3-pointer while Dudley added a pair of free throws to cap a 7-0 burst that sealed the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Dallas (38-40) failed to get to the .500 mark for the first time since Dec. 12, when it was 11-11. ... Suns F Luis Scola led all players with 15 rebounds. ... Phoenix's previous win was a 99-76 home triumph over the Lakers on March 18.

Top Game Performances

Phoenix   Dallas
Goran Dragic 21 Scoring Shawn Marion 22
Goran Dragic 13 Assists O.J. Mayo 6
Luis Scola 15 Rebounds Shawn Marion 9
Jared Dudley 6 Free Throws Made Dirk Nowitzki 7
Luis Scola 3 Steals Shawn Marion 3
Jermaine O'Neal 7 Blocks Brandan Wright 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Phoenix 102 42.0 12-27 16-17 25 48 11 7 11
Dallas 91 40.0 6-17 17-21 21 49 7 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Denver. The Mavericks have a W/L % of .436 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • Phoenix will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Suns have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .291 after a loss.