The Mavericks from Luka doncic were imposed on Wednesday by 99-82 to the Golden State Warriors on a night in which the star of those from San Francisco, Stephen Curry, was well below his usual performance and in which the Dallas team paid tribute to their former player Dirk nowitzki.
The Mavericks retired the jersey with the number 41 from historic German player Nowitzki, who retired in 2019 after 21 seasons playing for Dallas and after breaking most of his team’s records. Nowitzki He also participated in 14 “All-Star” games.
The Warriors arrived in Dallas as the first of the Western Conference while the Mavericks were in sixth position and with one of their main players, the Latvian Kristaps Porzingis, discharged due to the covid pandemic protocols.
Doncic was the leading scorer with 26 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals, while his teammate, the forward Dorian Finney-Smith he had 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.
For the Warriors, the top scorer was Andrew Wiggins, who added 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 1 block. Curry had 14 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 block, but with 5 of 24 field goal attempts and 1 hit of 9 triple attempts. What’s more, Gary Payton II he had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Doncic He began to mark territory from the first minutes controlling the ball from the line of three and going into the paint. Curry He did not make his first field goal until about two minutes from the end of the second quarter, when the locals were already 9 points up, 45-36.
In almost 16 minutes of play, Curry He had only made 1 of the 10 field goals he tried and none of the 5 3-pointers he shot. The first half concluded with Mavericks 11 points above Warriors, 50-39, and with Doncic as the best so far with 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Four minutes into the last quarter, Doncic I was still holding some Mavericks those who had a hard time taking off. The Warriors were closing in, first 73-71 and later 74-73.
Five minutes from the end Dallas he was 13 points up, 88-75. The Warriors, without him Curry usual, they were unable to react and the Mavericks did not lower their guard throughout the game, leaving the final score at 99-82.