Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/7/12
PHOENIX -- It was "Guaranteed Fun Night" night at US Airways Center, and the Phoenix Suns certainly succeeded in making things exciting down to the final seconds Thursday. Lately, though the only guarantee is a Suns loss. The Dallas Mavericks blew a 15-point, third-quarter lead but held on to hand the Suns their fifth straight loss, 97-94. Dallas guard O.J. Mayo was a bright spot in a sloppy, disjointed game, finishing with 23 points. He gave the Mavericks the lead for good on a 19-foot jumper with 34.6 seconds left. Markeiff Morris had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds for Phoenix, and his 3-pointer with 1:05 left pulled the Suns within 87-85. Suns guard Shannon Brown tied the game at 87 on two free throws with 48.7 remaining before Mayo drilled his shot over Sebastian Telfair to put Dallas back in front. Goran Dragic missed a layup and a chance to re-tie the game on Phoenix's next possession, and Dallas hit eight free throws down the stretch -- four each by Darren ...
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