The battle between the Mavericks and Suns didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Phoenix was handed a 122-99 defeat on Monday at US Airways Center.
The Mavericks were a 5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 184.5.
Dallas got 25 points from Delonte West and another 21 points from Vince Carter. Rodrigue Beaubois contributed 7 assists, while Brendan Haywood cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Phoenix got 17 points from Marcin Gortat in a losing cause and another 15 points from Jared Dudley. Sebastian Telfair contributed 6 assists for the Suns, while Marcin Gortat had 10 rebounds.
Dallas led at halftime, 66-48.
Dallas won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 44-33.
Next game, Dallas takes its act home to face Oklahoma City looking for another win. For Phoenix, they head on the road to face New Orleans.