Suns, Heat Get Big Wins; One Game From Advancing

Jonathan Grant | May 11th, 2022

The NBA’s two respective conference champions have had far from a cakewalk in their second-round series, but they each picked up big, comfy wins on Tuesday night to take 3-2 advantages and move just a single game away from advancing to the conference finals. The Phoenix Suns got the job done in front of their home crowd by dismantling the Dallas Mavericks 110-80. The Mavs scored no more than 26 points in any single quarter, and they only had 14 in a paltry third that left them much too far behind to contend on the evening.

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Devin Booker finished with 28, as did Luka Doncic, and the Suns now will head to Dallas hoping to put the series away. The Miami Heat will also head out on the road for Game 6 with an opportunity to wrap it up following their 120-85 victory at home to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Sixers led once all game long, and that was very, very early on in the contest, allowing the Heat to pull away and get this routine ‘W.’ Jimmy Butler put up 23 and was one of six Heat men to have at least 10 points to their names in the rout. They’ll now head to Philly knowing they can move on with a win. All the pressure is on the Sixers and the Mavs now…

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