Suns rise in third quarter, pull away from Mavericks, take 3-2 series lead

Devin Booker was getting good looks from the midrange again. Chris Paul was racking up dimes finding the open man. 

Deandre Ayton was getting the ball inside and pounding the smaller Mavericks. The Suns’ defense was making Luka Doncic uncomfortable and forcing 

Everything was working for Phoenix, and in the third quarter it all came together — Dallas shot 6-of-16, which turned into transition and early clock chances for the Suns. 

The Suns won the third quarter 33-14 and never looked back, turning the game into a 30-point rout at the end.

Phoenix won Game 3 110-80, and the Suns are now up 3-2 in the series. Game 6 is Thursday night in Dallas.

The Suns have played much better at home this series, but Dallas got off to a fast start with Doncic hitting his first three from beyond the arc,

Even through that run, it seemed the Mavericks were making difficult shots while the Suns were getting the better looks.

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