The Dallas Mavericks won Game 4 119-109 over the Golden State Warriors to avoid defeat for at least one last night.
Luka Doncic had 30 points, 14 rebounds, and nine assists to lead Dallas. Golden State’s Steph Curry scored 20 points in the loss.
With Dallas leading by 29 points coming into the fourth quarter, Golden State made it more entertaining than it should’ve been. In a game that wasn’t as over as it seemed, both teams’ starters returned to the court, but Dallas did enough to prevent any historic meltdowns and keep their double-digit lead.
Steph Curry led Golden State’s egalitarian attack with 20 points, with seven others scoring in double figures.
Mavericks Went All-Out In The Third Quarter
Meanwhile, Doncic provided a very contained 30 points on a 10-of-26 shooting night following two fiery 40-plus scoring games that ended in defeats. While the whole roster was on fire outside of Doncic, Dorian Finney-Smith had the most impact, scoring 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and 4-of-7 from beyond the arc.
When Dallas didn’t finish the first half flat as they had previously, things appeared to be looking up, but there was still reason to be concerned when the teams hit the floor for the third quarter. Dallas had one of their greatest quarters of hoops in the third quarter, much to the joy of Mavs fans. After Bullock, Maxi, and Bertans went 0-for-14 from three, the Dallas Mavericks shot 17-of-32 from beyond the arc, excluding Doncic’s 3-of-11 performance. If they want to drive this thing any farther down the road, they’ll need to continue to offer that type of assistance.