Suns vs. Mavericks Game 7: Live score, updates, highlights from second round of 2022 NBA Playoffs

By | May 15, 2022

The best two words in sports – Game Seven.

The Suns and Mavericks are the second of two Game 7s on Sunday, as Phoenix hosts Dallas in a win-or-go-home battle to advance to the Western Conference Finals.

It will be a showdown between star backcourt tandems Chris Paul and Devin Booker versus Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson. Paul has been struggling mightily in the last few games, needing to channel his performance in Game 6 of the first round against the Pelicans to help the Suns try and move on. Doncic has been a problem in this series, averaging 32.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game.

Will the top-seeded Suns take care of business at home? Or will Doncic put the Mavericks on his back to advance to his first-ever Conference Finals?

The Sporting News has you covered with live updates, highlights and more from all the action.

Suns vs. Mavericks Game 7: Live score, updates and highlights

End of third quarter: Mavericks 92, Suns 50

9:44 p.m.: It’s hard to believe what we’re seeing in this one. The Mavericks lead by 42 (!) points after three quarters, completely routing a Suns team that owned the best record in the league all season long.

Luka Doncic has been masterful with 35 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Spencer Dinwiddie is still feeling it with 26 points off the bench. No player on Phoenix has more than 11 points.

This is a beatdown in every sense of the term.

9:32 p.m.: This game has gotten completely out of hand. The Mavericks have led by as much as 40 (!) points behind 33 points and 10 rebounds from Luka Doncic.

The Suns’ stars haven’t been able to get anything going. Devin Booker has nine points on 2-of-11 shooting, Chris Paul has three points on 1-of-5 shooting and Deandre Ayton has five points on 2-of-5 shooting.

Halftime: Mavericks 57, Suns 27

9:05 p.m.: According to ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry, the Mavericks’ 30-point lead is the largest halftime lead in Game 7 history.

8:59 p.m.: The Suns are getting booed at home. After the first two quarters, Luka Doncic has the same amount of points (27) as the entire Phoenix team.

In fact, if you just take Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie’s points (27), the Mavericks would own a 21-point lead on the Suns.

It has been all Mavericks so far in this one.

8:45 p.m.: The Mavericks have the Suns shell-shocked. Dallas is in complete control of this game, dominating the Suns to a 45-25 lead following another tough bucket from Luka Doncic.

8:34 p.m.: Spencer Dinwiddie! The reserve guard is on fire off the bench, pouring in 13 points to give the Mavericks a 34-22 lead in the first three minutes of the second quarter.

Somehow, Dallas has still held the star trio of Devin Booker, Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton field goal-less to this point in the game.

End of first quarter: Mavericks 27, Suns 17

8:25 p.m.: The Mavericks have come out swinging on the road in Game 7. Luka Doncic is feeling it early and letting the Suns know it, too. He’s up to 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists to give Dallas a 10-point lead.

Chris Paul and Devin Booker are sluggish out of the gate, combining for 0-for-7 shooting from the field.

8:13 p.m.: Luka Doncic is not afraid of the moment in Game 7. The young star is off to a red-hot start, scoring eight quick points to give the Mavericks a 10-5 lead in the first six minutes of the game.


7:55 p.m.: The Mavericks will start Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson, Reggie Bullock, Dorian Finney-Smith and Dwight Powell.

7:55 p.m.: The Suns will start Chris Paul, Devin Booker, Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder and Deandre Ayton.

What channel is Suns vs. Mavericks on?

  • Date: Sunday, May 15
  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch TNT

Game 7 of the Suns vs. Mavericks series will air on TNT. Viewers can also stream Game 7 on Watch TNT or Sling TV.

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Suns vs. Mavericks start time

  • Date: Sunday, May 15
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. PT

Game 7 of the Suns vs. Mavericks series will tip off around 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 15. The game will be played at the Footprint Center in Phoenix.

Suns vs. Mavericks schedule, results

Here are the complete results for the second-round series between the Suns and Mavericks.

Date Game Time (ET) / Result TV channel
May 2 Game 1 Suns 121, Mavericks 114
May 4 Game 2 Suns 129, Mavericks 109
May 6 Game 3 Mavericks 103, Suns 94
May 8 Game 4 Mavericks 111, Suns 101
May 10 Game 5 Suns 110, Mavericks 80
May 12 Game 6 Mavericks 113, Suns 86
May 15 Game 7 8 p.m. TNT