The Phoenix Suns are one win away from a berth in the Western Conference finals after dominating the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night in a 110-80 win to take a 3-2 series lead. The Suns benefitted from dominant second-half scoring, as four players finished the win in double figures, led by Devin Booker’s 28 points and seven rebounds. Deandre Ayton added 20 points as the Suns made a point to get him more involved on offense, and Mikal Bridges broke out of his shooting slump to finish with 14 points.
Despite a strong first half, Dallas fell behind by double-digits in the early going of the second half and never made it back into the game. Poor shooting and 12 turnovers in the third quarter blew the game wide open in favor of the Suns, and now the Mavericks face elimination in Game 6 Thursday night.