PHOENIX — We now know the Suns can win on the road in Dallas again. Kevin Durant scored 37 points, including dagger jumper with 11 seconds to go, to give the Suns a 130-126 victory over the Mavericks.
This was the first game between Durant and Dallas’ Kyrie Irving since they were traded by the Nets before last month.
Devin Booker scored 36-points. In the three games with KD, Book is averaging 36.0 PPG, 7.7 APG, 5.3 RPG, 42-75 FG (56%), 10-20 3P (50%), and the Suns are a perfect 3-0. Luka Doncic had 34-points, and ended up nose-to-nose with Book at the end of the game. Both were issued a technical.
Next up, Suns return home Wednesday night to face Oklahoma City in KD’s Suns home debut.
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The city of Phoenix is home to five major professional sports league teams; The NFL's Arizona Cardinals, NBA's Phoenix Suns, WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, MLB's Arizona Diamondbacks and NHL's Arizona Coyotes.
The Cardinals have made the State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home turf and the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix is home to both the Suns and the Mercury. The Indoor Football League’s Arizona Rattlers also play at the Footprint. Phoenix has a soccer team with the USL's Phoenix Rising FC.
The Valley hosts multiple major sporting events on a yearly basis, including college football's Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl; the PGA Tour’s highest-attended event, the Waste Management Phoenix Open; NASCAR events each spring and fall; and Cactus League Spring Training.
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