The second game of the NBA 2020 restart for Phoenix Suns is against the Dallas Mavericks. Here we look at the match preview and TV Schedule for the game.
The first real test for the Phoenix Suns will be against Kristap Porzingis, Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. This will definitely be a tougher competition than their opener against the Washington Wizards. The Mavericks suffered an early setback by losing overtime to the Rockets 153-149.
The Mavericks are currently placed 7th in the Western Conference table. Nevertheless, they will definitely be keen to win this game and get their restart back-on-track.
The Mavs have been heavy on offense all through the season, but will have to tighten up that defense, if they are to have any chance of going deep into the playoffs.
Where to watch Mavericks vs Suns on TV and Online?
- Fans of Dallas Mavericks can live-stream the game on the Mavericks App and Website
- Fox Sports Arizona will also broadcast the game on Television
- Fans from across the world can watch the game live on NBA TV with the help of the NBA League Pass.
- The game can also be live-streamed on Fubo.tv.
NBA TV can be accessed through the official NBA website and the mobile app.
How are the teams Lined up?
It is the distribution ability of Luka Doncic that makes the Mavs extremely lethal in the offense.
Combined with great shooters like Seth Curry and Kristap Porzingis, they have a scoring attack which has delivered time and again. However, they did not play very well defensively. The Rockets ended up over 150 points. The Mavs will definitely have to tighten their defence here to snatch a victory against the Suns.
The teams have previously met twice in the season. The Suns lost at home 120-113 in November. They won against the Mavs at Dallas 133-104, one of the best wins for the Suns. Despite the Suns’ impressive win against the Wizards, they are still 5 games behind the Memphis Grizzlies. If they want to keep their playoff hopes alive, they cannot afford to lose any of their games.
Devin Booker has scored 26.1 points per game for the Suns. He is also averaging 4.2 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. Deandre Ayton is the team’s second-leading scorer. The size of the Mavs team will be a huge factor Booker has to deal with. The Suns will have to constantly be on the offence right from the beginning if they stand a chance to win against the Mavs tonight.
Absence of Kelly Oubre Jr will also be felt by the Suns, who will now have to hope that Booker can pull a rabbit out of the hat against the high scoring Mavs.
Dallas Mavericks (Predicted Lineup): Luka Doncic, Seth Curry, Tim Hardaway, Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith, Kristaps Porzingis.
Phoenix Suns (Predicted Lineup): Ricky Rubio, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Cameron Johnson, Deandre Ayton.