Abused at the start of the game by the Dallas Mavericks, the Golden State Warriors were able to rectify the situation after halftime to win (126-117) and lead 2-0 in these Western Conference finals.
The Warriors played scary but lead well before heading to Texas. In effect, in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Golden State had the last word against Dallas (126-117), despite a delay which rose to 19 points before half-time. Because, after a first big setback in California to start (112-87), Luka Doncic (42 points, 8 assists and 3 steals) and his family started very strong last night on the Chase Center package. Indeed, after a first quarter to their advantage (32-25), the Mavericks put it back in the second (40-33) and were therefore logically in the lead at that time (58-72). Carried by their Slovenian star, Jason Kidd’s players then seemed to take the measure of the event perfectlywhile Jalen Brunson (31 points and 7 rebounds) and Reggie Bullock (21 points) brought in particular offensively.
The Warriors’ awakening was fatal in Dallas
Touched, but far from sunk, the locals then reacted perfectly in the second half and left their opponents powerless (68-45). Back on the scoreboard after 36 minutes of play thanks to a much more controlled third quarter (25-13), Stephen Curry (32 points and 8 rebounds) and his team woke up at the right time not to lose feathers on their land. Behind, the Warriors hit the nail on the head in the last quarter (43-32), thanks in particular to the strength of their collective. Indeed, behind their leader, five other players exceeded the bar of ten points, namely Jordan Poole (23), Kevin Looney (21), Andrew Wiggins (16), Klay Thompson (15) and Otto Porter (11). Victorious without trembling in the last minutes, Steve Kerr’s players have therefore done the job at home and can now join Texas with peace of mind. Led 2-0, the Doncic Mavericks now have an obligation to react quickly at home, at the American Airlines Center, this Sunday.
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— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 21, 2022
BASKETBALL – NBA / PLAY-OFFS 2022
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (3) – DALLAS MAVERICKS (4): 2-0
Match 1 – Golden State Warriors – Dallas Mavericks: 112-87
Match 2 – Golden State Warriors – Dallas Mavericks: 126-117
Game 3 on Sunday May 22 in Dallas
Game 4 on Tuesday, May 24 in Dallas
Game 5 (if necessary) Thursday, May 26 in San Francisco
Game 6 (if necessary) on Saturday May 28 in Dallas
Game 7 (if needed) on Monday, May 30 in San Francisco