Suns win Game 1 with Deandre Ayton and Devin Booker
The Phoenix Suns defeated the Dallas Mavericks 121-114 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The Suns never trailed, jumping out to a 9-0 lead and never looking back.
They shot 50.5 percent from the field, outrebounded the Mavericks51-36, and beat them for the 10th time in 11 games.
Luka Doncic had 45 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists. It's the first time in Doncic's four-year NBA career that Dallas has made the second round.
Doncic/Maxi Kleber was ready, but the rest of the Mavs did nothing until it was too late. Kleber had 19 points.
In Game2, Booker strained his right hamstring and missed three games for Phoenix against the New Orleans Pelicans.
He returned for Game 6 and scored 13 points, but he was more cautious than usual to stay healthy.
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