Luka Doncic outplays Stephen Curry as Mavs pound Warriors


April 27, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates towards the Golden State Warriors through the third quarter at Chase Heart. Necessary Credit score: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports activities

Luka Doncic outscored Stephen Curry for the primary time in 5 profession head-to-heads and Dallas ran off 28 consecutive factors bridging the primary and second quarters because the visiting Mavericks pounded the Golden State Warriors 133-103 on Tuesday evening.

Doncic had a game-high 39 factors on the second evening of a back-to-back, serving to the Mavericks (34-27) win the season collection 2-1 over the Warriors (31-31) and go 3 1/2 video games up of their duel for playoff place within the Western Convention.

The blowout was Dallas’ third straight within the two-year historical past of San Francisco’s Chase Heart. The Mavericks, who’ve by no means misplaced within the constructing, blitzed the Warriors by 20 and 27 factors final season.

Curry, who scored 57 factors the final time the groups met in Dallas in February, completed with a team-high 27. He shot 5-for-9 on 3-point makes an attempt whereas his teammates mixed to go 11-for-34.

Curry’s second 3-pointer of the sport gave the Warriors, in search of a 3rd straight win, a 12-11 lead within the fourth minute earlier than the Mavericks started their complete domination at each ends of the courtroom.

Tim Hardaway Jr. hit a pair of 3-pointers amongst 11 first-quarter factors and Dallas shot 5-for-7 from 3-point vary within the interval, throughout which the Mavericks ran off to a 36-12 lead.

Jalen Brunson added a sixth 3-pointer to extend the margin to 27 earlier than Jordan Poole ended a 9:40 Golden State drought with a trey, simply the Warriors’ fifth hoop of the sport’s first 13 minutes.

The 28-0 blitz was the longest in Mavericks historical past, topping a 26-0 run at Houston on Nov. 25, 2009.

The nationally televised sport was by no means aggressive after Golden State drought, with Dallas extending its result in 62-29 by halftime earlier than each groups emptied the bench within the second half.

Doncic shot 15-for-23, serving to Dallas end at 52.2 p.c for the sport.

Hardaway (13), Nicolo Melli (13), Dorian Finney-Smith (13), Brunson (12) and Maxi Kleber (10) additionally scored in double figures for Dallas, which gained for the fourth time in its previous 5 video games.

Mychal Mulder added 26 factors, Andrew Wiggins 15 and Poole and Kelly Oubre Jr. 10 apiece for Golden State, which was held to season lows for 1 / 4 (12 within the first) and a half (29 within the first).

The Warriors had put up 147 and 132 factors whereas splitting their first two conferences with the Mavericks in Dallas.

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