Luka Doncic and Dallas tie the semifinal series with Phoenix

2022-05-09T00:08:33+00:00 2022-05-09T07:24:27+00:00.

Aris Barkas

09/May/22 00:08

Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks turned things around in the Western Conference semifinals against the Phoenix Suns

By Eurohoops team/

Slovenian sensation Luka Doncic was unstoppable, Latvian sharpshooter Davis Bertans finally delivered with 12 points on 4/6 threes, and German big man Maxi Kleber added 11 points and six rebounds on the way to a 111-101 win for Dallas over Phoenix.

The Mavericks and the Suns are now tied at 2-2 in the Western Conference semifinals with Doncic once again setting the tone and finishing almost with a triple-double.

He scored 26 points, despite shooting 1/10 threes, and dished 11 assists while grabbing seven rebounds and also having four steals.

Dorian Finney-Smith also scored 24 points for the winning side and Jalen Brunson scored 18, making crucial shots down the stretch. French guard Frank Ntilikina finished the night with three points, two rebounds, and one steal.

Devin Booker scored 35 points for the losing side, but Chris Paul was not a factor, fouling out after 24 minutes of play with just five points, seven assists, and five rebounds.

“I saw he was going for the rebound and I was surprised,” Doncic said about the play that ended up being Paul’s sixth foul. “He said to me, ‘Did I push you that hard?’ I said, ‘No, not that hard. But it was a smart play.’ And he said, ‘Yeah, I know.'”