Doncic scored 33 points and the Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 113-86 on Thursday night to force a deciding game in the Western Conference semifinals.
The home team has won all six games, none with a margin closer than seven points. A trip to the West finals will be at stake Sunday in Phoenix.
The Mavericks won when facing elimination for the first time in three tries with the 23-year-old Doncic, their three-time All-Star point guard.
The Suns, seeking a second consecutive trip to the conference finals, are going the distance in a series for the first time in two postseasons with Chris Paul and Devin Booker. The previous three went six, including Phoenix’s loss to Milwaukee last year in the NBA Finals.
The Mavericks dominated the Suns in Game 6 and four players ended in double figures. Luka led the team with 33 points, Bullock had 19, Brunson 18 and Dinwiddie ended with 15.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 13, 2022
Les Mavericks corrigent les Suns 113-86 : Luka Doncic et sa bande n’ont pas tremblé, direction Phoenix pour un gros Game 7 ! https://t.co/5uWISe7Cb2
— TrashTalk (@TrashTalk_fr) May 13, 2022