Next win against a top team of Western Conference! Thanks to a strong crunchtime with 122: 113, Dallas Mavericks have prevailed against the Golden State Warriors. The Mavs again squander a comfortable lead, but save Luka Dončić and Spencer Dinwiddie Texans.
- Dallas Mavericks (38-25) – Golden State Warriors (43-20) 122: 113 (Boxscore)
- Mavs give guidance ago – and win in the end
Dallas Mavericks (38-25) – Golden State Warriors (43-20) 122: 113 (Boxscore)
Doncic launched Hot Stuff in the game, was also in the final stages with important hits the spot and scraped ultimately just wide of the triple-double over. The 23 year old recorded 41 points (15/26 and 4/10 FG Dreier), 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Dinwiddie also scored 7 his counter 17 in the final phase.
The Mavs dominated the first half with their offense, shortly after the break, the hosts were even with up to 17 points in front. But once again they playful this lead, only the strong Crunch Time secured the ninth win from their last eleven games. Dorian Finney-Smith likewise showed a strong power (18, Dreier 4/5), Dwight Powell (13 and 8 rebounds) knew to like in the absence of maxi adhesive (ankle problems).
On the part of the Warriors, which is now the last nine games have lost seven, was Jordan Poole by the bank coming to the best scorer (23, 8/12 FG). Moses Moody (13, 5/5 FG) got off to a good performance, Stephen Curry (21 and 9 assists, 4.5 Dreier), however, was taken by Dallas in the fourth quarter completely out of the game. Klay Thompson came after two games break to 16 points, but it also needed 17 throws (6 hits, three 2/8).
The Mavs were presented at the beginning of significantly more accurate than the guests from the West Coast. In particular, the newly crowned Western Conference Player of the Month Doncic not get the Warriors under control. The Slovenian showed good attacks towards zone, hit his triple and ended the first quarter with a personal 8: 2 run. Doncic had there already 19 points and the Mavs a 38: 27-lead on the account.
Mavs give guidance ago – and win in the end
Good defense plus several triples bestowed Dallas also a good start to the second section. The hot little hands had now Finney-Smith (3/3 triple in the second quarter). Dallas sat down to 16 points down, in addition to strong shooting found the hosts always Powell under the basket against small opponents.
Although remained Golden State thanks to several offensive rebounds still within striking distance, but Doncic introduced just before half-time break again a comfortable lead her (68:54). The Mavs offense earned in half one good throws and felt got everything she wanted. Dallas distributed 18 assists at 23 successful field goals and hit 57.5 percent from the field and 61.1 percent from the distance (11/18 Dreier).
After the break, a three-Thompson took over the board, which does not necessarily looked intentional, the Splash Brothers going. Dallas on the other hand was cold from the break (1/7 triple), another Klay triple set to -7 from Warriors-term. Afterwards, however, the Mavs offense began again, the third quarter degenerated at times into a shootout. With 99:91 Dallas went into the final section.
After two and a half minutes with no points in the final pass Doncic came a little earlier on the dance floor back than usual. He sank either directly one-legged fadeaway, but Golden State has further declined. Even more: the middle of the district welded Moody after a controversial call against Dallas two triples in a row by the Reuse and the game was balanced (104: 104).
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Now Dinwiddie and Doncic took the Mavs offense in the hand. Both attacked mercilessly Curry, both recessed important buckets. On the other hand Dallas forced to double team the ball out of the hands of the chef (no throw attempt in the fourth quarter), but Moody kept the Dubs within striking distance. A strong drive from Finney-Smith brought Dallas one minute before the end +7 away, then let Golden State are a threesome and Powell made on the other side everything is clear: victory for the Mavs!