Overcoming a 19 point deficitlos Golden State Warriors prevailed on Friday 126-117 to the Dallas Mavericks of Luka Doncic y they went ahead 2-0 on the Western Conference Finals of the NBA.
Stephen Curry, with 32 pointsand the pivot Kevon Looneycon 21 points and 12 rebounds in the best game of his career, they commanded the withering reaction of the Warriors before his audience at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
Doncic added 42 points and 8 assists and point guard Jalen Brunson another 31 points that were insufficient for the Mavericks to take a crucial victory on the road, after flattening the Warriors in the first half.
With this new exhibit, Doncic continues to build a stellar career in the Playoffs.
At 23 years old, he Slovenian phenomenon surpassed 800 points in Postseason gamesbecoming the third player to do it in his first 25 games. The ancestors of him are the legendary Michael Jordan y Wilt Chamberlain.
Unusually off on the pitchDoncic left Wednesday’s opening loss wounded in pride and on his face, with a scratch from Andrew Wiggins that marked half his face.
On Fridaythe Slovenian was quick to respond to the challenge of the experienced Warriors with a spectacular first quarter in which he was in charge of 18 of the Mavericks’ 32 points.
Recovering his accuracy from long distance, DaThey knew how to exploit the nerves that arose in the Warriors when they saw the advantage grow on the scoreboard.
The base Jalen Brunson, who added 20 points at the break, took Doncic’s place as offensive figure of the Mavericks while the Warriors got tangled up, especially Draymond Green, in arguments with referees and rivals.
With Doncic resting, the Latvian Davis Bertansalmost disappeared in these Playoffs, joined the Dallas blitz to build a 19-point lead.
Steve Kerr tried to stop the bleeding by returning Wiggins and Curry to the track.
The base signed two triples on the edge of the break but Doncic nailed another far triple and he went to the locker room arguing with a fan and his team ahead by 14 points (72-58).
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Visiting shooters missed the releases that previously entered and the Warriors made them pay for their strategy to play without tall men loading the game on Kevon LooneyThat those with the paint with 11 points in the third quarter.
Golden State was cutting ground until at the beginning of the last quarter Otto Porter Jr scored a triple that gave them the first advantage throughout the game (86-85).
Los Warriors they did not let go of the accelerator and made their audience enjoy with actions such as a stopper from Wiggins to Doncic or an unusual triple from Draymond Green.
“I’m proud of our defense. In the first part they did what they wantedmany clear triples and in the second we were more physical and we managed to stop them“said Looney, who had never reached 20 points in the NBA.
Doncic looked for a last reaction chaining 12 points in a row but failed to jeopardize the victory of the Warriorsdetermined to return to a final after two years of drought.
Like old times, Steph Curry scored one of his devastating long three-pointers down the stretch and other stratospheric baskets for the Warriors to travel to Dallas with a two-game lead.
“These players put us in a position to win an away game. We have to learn from this experience“said coach J.Jason Kidd trying to lift the spirits of the Mavericks.
Game 3 will be played Sunday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.. The winner of this series will face in the NBA Finals at Eastern Conference champion, where the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics they are tied 1-1.