The Suns lost on the road against the Mavericks (111-130) for their 8th los of the season. Dallas made a big run in the first quarter (33-15) and never looked back again.

After the game Phoenix center Deandre Ayton said that it was needed for some team to give a lesson to his team.

“It’s about time a team really put a butt whipping on us and let us get back in the lab and figure out what we need to do when we don’t make shots during games and how we adjust,” Ayton said, per Duane Rankin.