Mavericks vs. Suns score

After dropping two games on the road, the Dallas Mavericks tied their second-round series against the Phoenix Suns with a 111-101 victory on Sunday. The Mavs were scorching to start Game 4, shooting 8-for-13 from deep in the first quarter, and they led by as many as 17 points before halftime.

Luka Doncic shot just 1-for-10 from deep, but finished with 26 points, seven rebounds, 11 assists and four steals in 37 minutes. Dallas forward Dorian Finney-Smith shot 8-for-12 from 3-point range and scored 24 points. Reserves Spencer Dinwiddie, Maxi Kleber and Davis Bertans scored a combined 33 points and shot 7-for-13 from deep.

Chris Paul followed up his uncharacteristically sloppy Game 3, in which he turned the ball over seven times, with another strange performance. This time, he was undone by fouls. Paul picked up his fourth foul near the halftime buzzer, his fifth with 9:32 left in the third quarter and his sixth with about nine minutes remaining in the fourth. He logged only 23 minutes, finishing with five points on 2-for-4 shooting, plus seven assists, five rebounds and two turnovers.

Dallas turned up the defensive pressure on Devin Booker with Paul out of the game, but Booker still managed to score 35 points on good efficiency. Booker shot 10 for 22 from the field and 12-for-13 from the free-throw line and dished seven assists in 43 minutes.