Mavericks blow half-time lead as Golden State move 2-0 up in the series

Mavericks blow half-time lead as Golden State move 2-0 up in the series

The visitors dominated the opening two quarters and enjoyed a 72-58 lead at the half-way mark.

However, a valiant fightback from the hosts, including yet another high-class display from Steph Curry, allowed the Warriors to take another step towards the NBA Championship. Curry top scored for the San Francisco outfit with 32 points, while five of his teammates also finished with double figures. Luka Doncic was the top scorer for Dallas with a game-high 42 points as the Mavericks dominated in the opening 20 minutes. The visitors not only made 15 of 21 three-pointers, but they also opened up a 19-point lead at one point in the first-half.

Being 2-0 down in the series is unlikely to trouble the Mavericks, considering they were in the same predicament in the earlier round against the Phoenix Suns. Despite their deficit, Dallas came back to beat their opponents 4-3, a fightback coach Jason Kidd hopes his side can replicate. He said: “We have to understand, when we shoot three or four threes in a row and miss, you’ve got to get to the rim and got to get the ball into the paint. “It happens. They held serve. We’ve seen this in Phoenix so now we have to go back and just focus on game three and get ready for game three, understanding what’s at stake.” The series continues on Sunday with the Mavericks set to host the Warriors in Dallas.

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