Suns Humbled in Blowout to Mavericks
The Phoenix Suns lost in humbling fashion to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
The Phoenix Suns saw some old nightmares come to fruition.
The Dallas Mavericks have seen this movie before: A very good Suns team needing to be humbled in the worst way possible. The infamous Game 7 meltdown still lives in the minds of some in Phoenix, and an opening night win over the Mavericks helped temporarily ease those thoughts.
However, a Tuesday night trip to Dallas saw the Suns again embarrassed, this time in 130-111 fashion in front of a hostile environment at American Airlines Arena.
A same old song and dance was had with Luka Doncic, as he dropped 33 points, six rebounds and eight assists on the night.
On the other side of the spectrum, Devin Booker shot a poor 4-of-13 shooting for 11 points, his lowest scoring output on the year.
Phoenix was down by as much as 27 at one point.
As a unit, the Suns shot a mere 34.2% from three, connecting on 13-of-38 attempts. Dallas converted 20-of-41 attempts for 48.8%.
In Ish Wainright's first start of the year, he scored just six points and grabbed three rebounds. The likes of Torrey Craig, Cam Johnson, Duane Washington Jr. and Chris Paul were unavailable.
At least five Dallas players scored 16 points or more, whereas the Suns only had one player (Deandre Ayton with 20) hit that mark.
Phoenix looks to move on to Wednesday when the Boston Celtics come to town.