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Suns take 2-0 series lead over Mavericks in West semifinals

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May 05, 2022 - 09:29 AM

ANKARA (AA) – The top-seeded Phoenix Suns had a 2-0 lead in the West Semifinals with a 129-109 win over the Dallas Mavericks late Wednesday.

Despite being down at halftime with a score of 60-58, the Suns sealed a comfortable win after dominating the fourth quarter with a 40-26 lead.

The 12-time All-Star Chris Paul and Devin Booker combined for 58 points to power the Suns to the Game 2 victory at the Footprint Center.

Booker played with 30 points and Paul added 28 points.

Jae Crowder finished with 15 points. Mikal Bridges put up 11 for the winning side.

Luka Doncic’s 35-point performance was not enough for the Mavericks, while Reggie Bullock added 16 points.

The Suns will visit the Mavericks in Dallas for the Game 3 late Friday.

Heat take 2-0 lead over 76ers in Eastern Conference Semifinals

The Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 119-103 for a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal matchup.

Bam Adebayo added 23 points, while Jimmy Butler finished with 22 points and 12 assists to contribute to the victory at the FTX Arena.

Having scored 10 of his points in the fourth quarter, Victor Oladipo finished the night with 19 points. Tyler Herro added 18 for the Heat.

Tyrese Maxey had 34 points, Tobias Harris scored 21 and James Harden played with 20 for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Game 3 of the series will be held in Philadelphia late Friday.

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