The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks quare off on Sunday, May 8, in Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference playoff series. The game will be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
Dallas ended an 11-game losing streak against Phoenix, regular season included. The Mavericks limited the impact of Devin Booker in much the same way they did Chris Paul. Booker scored 18 but was just 2 of 7 inside the 3-point line. Paul had 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting in the Suns’ lowest-scoring game of the season. Paul also had seven turnovers.
“You’re up two games and you know they’re going to come out and hit you in the mouth, but I thought we could have settled down a little bit more on offense,” Suns coach Monty Williams said.
When is Suns-Mavericks?
Phoenix and Dallas face off in Game 4 on Sunday, May 8, at 2:40 p.m. (3:40 p.m. ET).
Will game be live streamed?
The game will be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial. The most basic of plans is the “fubo standard” package, which comprises 100-plus channels for $64.99 per month. Like all cord-cutting alternatives, there are plenty of options, especially for sports.
What TV channel will the game be on?
The game will be on ESPN.
NEED TO KNOW: The Suns fell short of 50% shooting for the first time in the playoffs in Game 3, finishing at 45% to end an eight-game run. They also had a hard time getting shots for Paul and Booker. The pair combined for just 22 shots while two complementary scorers behind Doncic, Dorian Finney-Smith and Reggie Bullock, attempted 21 3-pointers and made eight (four apiece).
KEEP AN EYE ON: Deandre Ayton’s numbers were solid in Game 3 (16 points, 11 rebounds), but he wasn’t the force that helped the Suns cruise in the series opener. His overall efficiency is down as well. Ayton is shooting 55% against the Mavericks after finishing at 70% in the six-game victory over New Orleans.
INJURY WATCH: Dallas F Maxi Kleber keeps on plugging through physical challenges. He played 32 minutes after a scary fall on his back, shoulders and neck in Game 2. Then he came out of Game 3 with a little shadow under his left eye after a collision when he tried to block a dunk attempt from Mikal Bridges.
PRESSURE IS ON: The Suns don’t even want to think about what happened the last time they had a 2-0 lead. It was the NBA Finals last year, when Milwaukee answered with four consecutive wins. Now’s the time for the defending West champs to put the Mavericks on the brink of elimination in Dallas’ first trip past the first round since winning the title 11 years ago.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.