Three Things We Learned From Tuesday's Suns-Mavericks Game 5

The Phoenix Suns beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-80 in the third quarter to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semi-finals, led by Devin Booker.

The Phoenix Suns answered with a 110-80 win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 on Tuesday night, after not looking like themselves in the previous two games of this series in Dallas.

Soon after halftime, the Mavericks had closed to within a point, 49-48.

However, Booker scored 12 of his 28 points in the third quarter as the Suns outscored Dallas 33-14 to take control. The Suns can clinch a spot in the conference finals if they win game six on Thursday, but the visiting team has yet to win a game in the best-of-seven series.

Phoenix's Deandre Ayton finished with 20 points, while teammates Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson each had 14 points. For the Mavericks, Luka Doncic had 28 points and 11 rebounds, while Jalen Brunson had 21.