News ID: 321472
Published: 1037 GMT May 09, 2022

NBA playoffs: Mavs, Sixers level series

NBA playoffs: Mavs, Sixers level series
TONY GUTIERREZ/AP

Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) shoots during a victory over the Suns in the NBA Western Conference playoff series in Dallas, TX, US, on May 8, 2022.

The Dallas Mavericks rained 20 three-pointers and again neutralized Phoenix point guard Chris Paul to beat the top-seeded Suns 111-101 and knot their NBA playoff series at two games each.

Star guard Luka Doncic scored 26 points and Dorian Finney-Smith added 24 for Dallas, AFP reported.

Devin Booker led the Suns with 35 points. Jae Crowder added 15 and Deandre Ayton scored 14.

The Philadelphia 76ers also won a second straight game at home to level their Eastern Conference series with Miami at two-all.

Former NBA MVP James Harden scored 31 points to lead six Philadelphia players in double figures in a 116-108 victory.

Center Joel Embiid, who missed the first two games with a concussion and facial fracture, scored 24 points, his presence again making things tougher for Miami defensively.

"The organization on offense, it helps a lot with him on the floor," said Philadelphia's Danny Green, who made three three-pointers on the way to 11 points. "Without him we look a little discombobulated."

Harden also pulled down seven rebounds and handed out nine assists in his strongest showing of these playoffs.

 

   
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