If the top-seeded Phoenix Suns thought the Dallas Mavericks were going to roll over in their NBA Playoffs Western Conference semifinal series, they were sadly mistaken.
A demonstrative Luka Doncic gritted his teeth and delivered No. 4 Dallas to a 113-86 blowout of Phoenix in Game 6 at American Airlines Center on Thursday night, forcing a deciding seventh game Sunday in the Valley of the Sun.
Doncic piled up 33 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and a whopping four blocks to silence the Suns, coming off their own dominating win in Game 5. Reggie Bullock added 19 points and seven boards.
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Doncic outplayed Suns stars Devin Booker (19 points, three assists) and Chris Paul (13 points, four assists). The Mavs' defense dictated things, forcing Phoenix into a stunning 22 turnovers and sub-40% shooting.
Who will walk away from this wild, West series victorious? FrontPageBets take a look at wagers of note for the finale with a spot in the conference finals in the offing.
(Odds courtesy of DraftKings.)
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns
When: Sunday, 8 p.m.
Site: Footprint Center, Phoenix
Spread: Phoenix -6 (-110); Dallas +6 (-110)
Money Line: Phoenix -260; Dallas +210
Over/Under: 207 (-110)
Luka Doncic points: Over 34.5 (-120); Under 34.5 (-105)
Devin Booker points: Over 27.5 (-125); Under 28.5 (+100)
Deandre Ayton rebounds: Over 10.5 (-145); Under 10.5 (+110)
The pick: Phoenix, 110-103
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Gerry Ahern is senior content editor for FrontPageBets. A 35-year veteran sports editor and digital media executive, he has led coverage of the biggest events in sports, from Super Bowls, to Final Fours, to Olympics, to the Masters.