DALLAS (Ticker) -- The Dallas Mavericks will need to find a way to slow down Amare Stoudemire if they hope to even their Western Conference semifinal series against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.

The Suns limped into Texas on Friday without starting guard Joe Johnson, who fractured his left orbital bone in Game Two. But Stoudemire continued his dominance of the Mavericks with 37 points and 14 rebounds in a 119-102 victory that gave Phoenix a 2-1 lead in the series.

After averaging 22.8 points and 9.0 rebounds in the Suns' opening-round sweep of the Memphis Grizzlies, Stoudemire has averaged 35.7 points and 15.3 rebounds against Dallas.

The 22-year-old Stoudemire has scored 77 points in his team's two wins, making things miserable for Mavericks center Erick Dampier, who has scored a total of 19 in the series.

Jimmy Jackson started in Johnson's place and scored 17 points in Game Three. NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash haunted his former team with 27 points and 17 assists for the Suns.

After scoring a 2004 playoff-low 106 points in its Game Two loss, Phoenix made 11-of-22 3-pointers to produce its third-highest scoring total this postseason.

Dallas had a miserable offensive effort in Friday's loss, shooting 39 percent and making just 1-of-18 3-pointers. Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, but made just 8-of-24 shots.

The series shifts back to Phoenix for Game Five on Wednesday.