Mavericks star Luka Doncic scored 27 points in the first half of Sunday's Game 7, matching the number of points the Phoenix Suns put up against Dallas.
Doncic shot 9-of-12 from the field and had four 3s to pace the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie added 21 points from the bench. Doncic and Dinwiddie are the first pair of teammates to each have 20 points in a half in a Game 7 since Patrick Ewing and Allan Houston in 1997 for the New York Knicks against the Miami Heat, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
No Suns players scored more than Mikal Bridges' six points in the first half. The team as a whole shot 10-for-41.
Phoenix has an uphill battle to attempt to overcome its 30-point lead. Only one team in the play-by-play era has done it. The Clippers came back from down 31 to the Warriors on April 15, 2019, per ESPN.Luka Doncic 27, Phoenix Suns 27: Mavericks star matches Suns at halftime of Game 7 - The Athletic View Story