They sure put on a show their last game against each other.
Phoenix Suns outlasted Dallas Mavericks, 130-126, March 5 at American Airlines Arena as Kevin Durant scored 37 points that included the game winner in a back-and-forth battle that saw four players have 30-point games.
All four are back with their respective teams as the NBA is having the Mavs face the Suns at Footprint Center as part of the five-game Christmas slate, sources confirmed Thursday evening to The Republic .
The Athletic first reported the news as remaining four Christmas games are as follows:
The NBA is expected to release its full 2023-24 regular season schedule as early as next week.
This will be the third consecutive Christmas game for the Suns.
They lost to the Warriors in the 2021-22 season at home, 116-107 and fell to the Nuggets last season in overtime, 128-125, in Denver.
Durant and Irving were teammates in Brooklyn before being traded to the Suns and Mavs, respectively, before the Feb. 9 traded deadline. The Suns have since added Bradley Beal in a blockbuster deal in the offseason.
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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks to meet on Christmas with star- studded rosters