NBA Playoffs: Golden State Warriors schocken Dallas Mavericks mit Monster-Comeback – Mavs 0

The Golden State Warriors secured the 2-0 lead in the West final with a monster comeback. Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks dominate the first half, but then the Warriors turn up and win with 126: 117. In the end, the MAVS of the strong Doncic is not enough.

Golden State was in the first half with 19 points in the first half with 19 points, but it was not a preliminary decision. The home side turned the game after the change of sides while the Mavs fell apart. The second half went to the Warriors with 68:45.

The best point collector of the Dubs was Stephen Curry, who marked 32 points (6/10 threesome, plus 8 rebounds and 5 assists) as well as the last needles against the Mavs Defense. However, the appearance of Kevon Looney, with 21 points and 12 rebounds (10/14 FG, 5 offensive rebounds), he dominated the z1. Jordan Poole also contributed 23 points from the bank, Klay Thompson came up to 15 and Andrew Wiggins to 16 points.

Luka Doncic was allowed to put on the crown of the top scorer of the game, he led his Mavs with 42 points (12/23 FG and 5/10 threesome) and 8 assists. Jalen Brunson (31, 5/7 threesome) and Reggie Bullock (21, 6/10) also provided strong support. Nevertheless, the offense had enormous problems after the change of sides and could no longer prevent the Warriors Comedback. Maxi Kleber only got 3 points (1/5 threesome) at -20 in 33 minutes.

Both coaches trusted the same starting fives as in game 1, but Doncic has been struck in the past few days due to illness. However, there was nothing to be seen on the court, a Fadaway and a Slovena Stepback triangle opened the scoring. Already after two minutes and the next open threesome by Brunson saw Warriors coach Steve Kerr.

Warriors shoot game 2 – Mavs collapse completely

That did not change the fact that Dallas and especially Doncic Brandheiß started the game. A bullock triple, the fifth of the Mavs, gilded a 13-0 run, Golden State made several gymnastics. The Mavs lead grew up to 16 points before Curry ballerted his team back into the game. Doncic ended the 13: 0 run with a dark, but Dallas now cooled down. Thanks to 18 Luka counters, the guests went to the second quarter with 32:25.

Now the ball losses increased on both sides, but the shoot was back at Dallas. After a triple by Davis Bertan, there was a wrangling with Damion Lee, which resulted in double technical. The Mavs were also the better team with Doncic on the bench, Dallas pulled away on 19 points, then Kleber also cleared Wiggins. Numerous foul whistles took the flow to the game, but the Mavs trianga continued to fall. Curry fueled a late run to which Doncic answered with a deep triple to 72: 58 halftime score.

Dallas started the second half cold before Kleber finally sank his first three of the evening on the fifth attempt. Already in the middle of the third quarter, Draymond Green (6 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) collected his fifth foul. The MAVs now had more problems with the zone defense or box-and-one of the home side. On the other hand, Looney shone, Golden State stole back with a 16: 6 run, at the end of the third quarter it was only 85:83 for Dallas.

A corner of Otto Porter Jr. at the start of the final section brought Golden State the first tour. Looney continued to dominate the zone, the Poole from Downtown finally let the Chase Center explode (+5). Even Green, who returned after a long break, sank a threesome, Curry increased the lead to 9 points about 5 minutes before the end and Thompson also joined the fun of Downtown.

The Mavs-Offense now only ran over Doncic, who kept his colors with several stepback trees in striking distance. However, the guests don’t get stops. Downtown Curry made the lid on the game one minute before the end. Golden State goes to Dallas with a 2-0 lead, where on Monday game 3 on Monday.

the most important statistics

Golden State Warriors (3) – Dallas Mavericks (4) 126: 117 (boxcore), series: 2-0

  • It was a difference like day and night: In game 1, almost no threesome wanted to fall on the Mavs, now the guests started the game. Finney -Smith (3/4), Bullock (4/5), Brunson (4/5) and Doncic (3/5) were absolutely on fire in half -time – but that was not for the bank (1/8). Nevertheless, this was enough for 15/27 three before the break (53.8 percent) – franchise record.
  • In the first 24 minutes of the game, Dallas had only 15 points less than in the entire game 1. However, the offense then no longer came into its rhythm. In the third quarter, the guests only met 26.3 percent out of the field, and the threesome no longer fell (2/13). In the end, the Mavs were at 21/45 from a distance (46.7 percent), so after the change of sides they only met 6/18.
  • The Warriors had significantly fewer three on the account (14/28), but an enormous advantage of the points in the zone (62:30). Looney also had an enormous share of this, which was a constant danger under the basket with his work on the offensive board and as a Roll-Man. In the third quarter he was one of the main reasons for the Warriors Comedack.
  • The susceptibility to gymnastics has followed the Warriors over the entire season and was a problem, especially in the Grizzlies series. Also in the early minutes, Golden State made far too many bad passes, for example with a cotton player. However, the home side caught each other in this regard, after 11 ball losses in halftime one, only 5 was added in the further course of the game (a total of 16:12 gymnastics).

NBA Playoffs – Warriors vs. Mavs: The voices

Luka Doncic (MAVS): “We were in front with 19 points, that’s hard. But we must not look back. Our defense has to improve.”

Jason Kidd (MAVS-Coach): “You live through the threesome or you die from the threesome. In the third quarter we died through the threesome. But this is basketball. We have against one of the best teams in the league played. That happens. “

Steve Kerr (Warriors coach): “We had to get more self-confidence and the game under control. We were [during the half-time break] that they would not meet 15 threes in the second half.”

The star of the game: Kevon Looney

The best game of his career – in game 2 of the West final. Looney’s presence under the basket never got the Mavs under control, and he also made his cause strong again. The attacks of the Mavs against him ran into nothing. In the meantime, he even received “MVP” response choirs from the fans. He has never scored more than 20 points at NBA level, not even in the Preseason, Summer League or G-League.

The flop of the game: Spencer Dinwiddie

Most recently, the 29-year-old showed strong appearances as a bank scorer, there was nothing to be seen in game 2. He ended the game out of the field with only 4 points at 2/6, continued threes and had the most gymnastics of all Mavericks (4). In general, the bank duel went to the dubs with 36:13, and glue also got a used day, also defensive.

the scene of the game

At the end of the first half, the Warriors threatened to take the momentum into the cabin, Curry had immensely reduced the gap and the Chase Center also lived again at once. Until Doncic quickly silenced the hall. He had a clear message to the Warriors fans follow his ice-cold pullup triano almost from the logo: not too early, dear people! Well, it turned out differently…

MAVERICKS at WARRIORS | FULL GAME HIGHLIGHTS | May 18, 2022

Warriors vs. Mavs: The series at a glance (2-0)

Game Date Time Home About result
1 19. May 3 o’clock Golden State Warriors Dallas Mavericks 112: 87
2 21. May 3 o’clock Golden State Warriors Dallas Mavericks 126: 117
3 23. May 3 o’clock Dallas Mavericks Golden State Warriors
4 25. May 3 o’clock Dallas Mavericks Golden State Warriors
5* 27. May 3 o’clock Golden State Warriors Dallas Mavericks
6* 29. May 3 o’clock Dallas Mavericks Golden State Warriors
7* 31. May 2 o’clock Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors

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