Suns, Mavs, off to a strong start

Suns, Mavs, off to a strong start

The Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks are both ready to kick-start their 2022-23 NBA campaign. During the last time these two teams meet, it was a nightmare for the Suns. The Suns had the best record last season, but they got eliminated because of the Mavs in a 7-game playoff. As these two teams starts anew their NBA journey, they want to start in a strong manner. For this match, it will be the Suns hosting the Mavs on October 20, 2022, at 10:05 AM (GMT+8). The result of this match may be a little hard to predict due to the additions of both teams.

Mavs had a 33-point edge against the Suns when they last met, giving the Mavs a spot in the conference finals. Surely, the Suns will not let this happen as they do not want to experience the same in this match. It will be a long journey for the Suns with Chris Paul leading them. On the other hand, the Mavs look better than ever with Luka Doncic looking ready to claim the MVP. The Mavs are now ready to prove that they are one of the most dangerous squad in the NBA right now.

Phoenix Suns

NBA: Phoenix Suns
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The Suns ended last season in a very disappointing after losing to the Mavericks in the semi-finals of the Western Conference. During the 2020-21 season, they were the runners-up, but eventually lost to Bucks. During the regular season last season, they were very impressive, winning 64 games. Those 64 games were the most in the NBA, that is why many expected them to be a contender last season. During the offseason, dramas circulate the team with Deandre Ayton on the trade talks and the suspension of their owner. Thankfully, Ayton signed an extension with the Suns while their other stars return for them. Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Cam Johnson, Cameron Payne, Bismack Biyombo, and Dario Saric all returns this season. Aside from the returnees, new faces are also set to do some magic for the Suns.

Dallas Mavericks

NBA: Dallas Mavericks

Talent-wise, there is not much talent from the Mavs excluding Luka Doncic. However, although they are underdog in that area, they get a lot of what they have. Last conference, this squad finished at the fourth in Western Conference with a 52-30 record. They lost to the Warriors in the conference finals, but they indeed have a successful season. With Luka Doncic now playing stronger as before, they stand a chance to take their squad to the next level. Tim Hardway Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith, Reggie Bullovk, Maxi Kleber, Davis Bertans, and Dwight Powell all return for the Mavs. With that, offensively and defensively, the Mavs can go against the Suns.


Phoenix Suns
Total Under: 110.5
Odds: 0.89

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