DALLAS — There had been loads of alternatives for the Dallas Mavericks to place their stamp on Game 3 and get again into the Western Conference finals.
But it was Andrew Wiggins’ poster on Luka Doncic that punctuated one other Golden State Warriors win, 109-100, Sunday evening at American Airlines Center. The Warriors have a 3-0 sequence lead and eyes firmly on their sixth NBA Finals journey in eight seasons.
Doncic did his finest to maintain the Mavericks in it, together with hitting an unbelievable 32-foot buzzer-beater to finish the primary quarter, punctuated by a shimmy paying homage to Stephen Curry. Doncic had 10 factors within the first interval because the Warriors held a three-point lead.
Doncic couldn’t get the assistance he wanted, once more, because the Mavericks shot simply 40% from the sphere and 28.9% from 3-point vary. He completed with 40 factors, his eighth 40-point sport within the playoffs, a Mavericks file.
Dorian Finney-Smith, Reggie Bullock and Dwight Powell mixed for simply 12 factors. Bullock shot 0-for-10 from the sphere.
Spencer Dinwiddie, coming off a four-point outing in Game 2, was the Mavericks’ second-leading scorer with 26 off the bench.
The Warriors had been unfazed by their very own taking pictures woes. The lengthy ball wasn’t falling for both crew and Golden State shot 34.4%. They made up for it on the boards with an 47-33 benefit.
Curry led Golden State with 31 factors, whereas Wiggins had 27.
Otto Porter Jr., one of many Warriors’ key contributors, sustained one other foot damage within the first half that wanted X-rays. He was dominated out after halftime with left foot soreness.
Golden State took a one-point lead at halftime, however Dallas couldn’t capitalize with one other disastrous third quarter.