Jared Dudley scored 10 of his 16 points in the third quarter and the Phoenix Suns beat the Dallas Mavericks 100-94 Wednesday night.
The Suns made 75 percent of their shots in the third quarter, outscoring the Mavericks 32-20.
Dudley, the longest-tenured Suns player after the departures of Steve Nash and Grant Hill, hit 7 of 9 shots. Goran Dragic added 12 points to help Phoenix win its second straight preseason game.
Dallas' Chris Kaman scored 16 points and Vince Carter added 15 points.
Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki missed his third straight preseason game with a swollen right knee.
The 11-time All-Star said Monday he will limit workouts to time in the pool and on the elliptical machine over the next few days. He wants to avoid surgery and hopes the reduced workload will bring down the swelling.
The Suns made 12 of 16 shots in the third to take an 81-74 lead after the quarter.
Dudley made a 3-pointer to tie the game at 61.
Dragic, who signed with Phoenix in the offseason and ...