NBA Playoffs: Golden State Warriors shock Dallas Mavericks with monster comeback

The Golden State Warriors secured a 2-0 lead in the West Finals with a monster comeback. Although Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks dominate the first half, the Warriors turn up the heat and win 126: 117. In the end, the strong Doncic is not enough for Mavs.

Golden State was 19 points behind after a Mavs hat-trick in the first half, but that was not a deciding factor. The home team turned the match around after the break while the Mavs fell apart. The second half went to the Warriors with 68:45.

The best scorer of the dubs was Stephen Curry, who scored 32 points (6/10 threes, plus 8 rebounds and 5 assists) and the last punch against the Mavs defense. Above all, Kevon Looney’s performance was outstanding, with 21 points and 12 rebounds (10/14 FG, 5 offensive rebounds) he dominated the zone. Jordan Poole also contributed 23 points from the bench, Klay Thompson had 15 and Andrew Wiggins had 16 points.

The crown on the match’s top scorer was Luka Doncic, who led his mavs with 42 points (12/23 FG and 5/10 triple) and 8 assists. Jalen Brunson (31, 5/7 threes) and Reggie Bullock (21, 6/10) also provided strong support. Nevertheless, the offense had huge problems after the switch and could no longer prevent the Warriors’ comeback. Maxi Kleber got only 3 points (1/5 three) at -20 in 33 minutes.

Both coaches relied on the same start-5 as in Match 1, but Doncic had been ill for the last few days due to illness. However, there was nothing to see on the pitch, a fadeaway and a stepback-three by the Slovenian opened the scoring. After just two minutes and Brunson’s next open try, Warriors coach Steve Kerr saw a need for discussion.

Warriors turn game 2 – Mavs completely collapses

That did not change the fact that Dallas and especially Doncic started the match red-hot. A Bullock triple, the Mavs’ fifth, gilded a 13-0 run, and Golden State provided several turnovers. The Mavs lead grew to 16 points before Curry blasted his team back into the match. Doncic ended the 13-0 run with a thump, but Dallas now cooled off. Thanks to 18 Luka counters, the visitors still entered the second quarter with 32:25.

The ball losses increased on both sides, but the shooting was back for Dallas. After a triple from Davis Bertans, Damion beat Lee, resulting in a double technician. Even with Doncic on the bench, the Mavs were the better team Dallas led by 19 points, then Kleber also cleared Wiggins. Several fouls took the game out of the stream, but Mav’s three-pointers continued to fall. Curry fired another late run, to which Doncic responded with a deep triple to 72:58 at the break.

Dallas started the second half cold before Kleber finally got his first three in the night’s pocket in the fifth attempt. Draymond Green (6 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists) admitted his fifth foul in the middle of the third quarter. Mavs now had several issues with the home team’s zone defense or box-and-one. On the other hand, Looney shone, Golden State crawled back with a 16: 6 run, at the end of the third quarter it was only 85:83 to Dallas.

A corner kick by Otto Porter Jr. to start last period, Golden State gave their first lead. Looney continued to dominate the zone, with Downtown Poole finally blowing up the Chase Center (+5). Even Green, who came back after a long break, lowered a three, Curry increased the lead to 9 points about 5 minutes from the end, and Thompson also participated in the fun from downtown.

The Mavs attack now only ran through Doncic, who kept his colors within striking distance with several stepback threes. However, the guests get no stop. Downtown Curry made a minute before the end the lid on the ground. Golden State enters Dallas with a 2-0 lead in Game 3 Monday night.

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