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Dallas Mavericks eliminate Phoenix Suns from playoff race

The Dallas Mavericks already clinched a playoff berth, so all they had in mind on Wednesday night was to play spoiler at home against the Phoenix Suns.

Monta Ellis had 20 points, Tyson Chandler chipped in 12 with 23 rebounds and the Mavs eliminated the Suns from playoff contention with a 107-104 win.

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Dirk Nowitzki registered 19 points and he hit a dagger 3-pointer in the final minute that helped Dallas snap a two-game skid.

Gerald Green poured in a season-high 30 points for Phoenix, which faded down the stretch in losing seven of its last eight games.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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