Len, Suns complete 97-91 comeback win against Mavericks

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 19, 2017 12:40 PM
Len, Suns complete 97-91 comeback win against Mavericks
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By Sean Shapiro, Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Alex Len had 14 points and 14 rebounds to help the Phoenix Suns rally past the Dallas Mavericks 97-91 on Monday night (Tuesday, PHL time) for their second consecutive comeback victory.

TJ Warren scored 19 points and Isaiah Canaan added 17 as Phoenix (11-21) improved to 2-0 on a three-game road trip despite playing without injured guard Devin Booker.

Dallas (8-23) lost its third straight game and has one win in its last seven.

Harrison Barnes had 26 points and Devin Harris added 14 for Dallas. Yogi Ferrell and Wesley Matthews each scored 13.

Phoenix came from behind and won the game in the fourth quarter.

After the Suns had trailed for the entire second half, Canaan tied it 79-all on a three-pointer with 7:29 remaining. Len gave Phoenix its first lead since the second quarter on a pair of free throws.

Phoenix led by as many as eight in the fourth quarter, 89-81, but didn't seal the victory until Warren made one of two free throws with 11.4 seconds remaining and knocked down two more with 5.6 seconds left,

The Suns erased a 15-point deficit Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) in a 108-106 win against Minnesota.

It was the second consecutive game in which Dallas let a fourth-quarter lead slip away. San Antonio went on a 13-0 run Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) over the final 4:11, including a game-winning basket by Manu Ginobili for a 98-96 victory.


Suns: Booker missed his sixth game with a left adductor strain. ... Tyson Chandler was the starting center on the Mavericks' 2011 NBA championship team.

Mavericks: Rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. missed his sixth straight game with a left hip strain. ... Dirk Nowitzki made his 1,828th career three-pointer, passing Kobe Bryant for 13th in NBA history. Chauncey Billups ranks 12th with 1,830.


Suns: Visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time).

Mavericks: Host the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time).

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