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After a failed Game 1, Dallas had every intention of playing catch-up in Game 2. The Mavericks believed in that before they were disillusioned. Golden State made a huge 19-point comeback to win 126-117 and take a good lead in the series.
ESPN’s box score with salsa is here
Haunted by their first game in the conference finals, this group from Dallas wanted revenge for Game 2. And, frankly, business started off pretty well. The defense led by Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson works like a thunderbolt, the Warriors barely get any shots and the supporting cast of Reggie Bullock, Dorian Finney-Smith and…Davis Bertans means business. The first quarter is a succession of streaks of about ten points each. Ultimately, it’s the Mavs who call the shots and lead very quickly by +15. However, and Dallas will see it several times during the game, the Warriors should never be buried, especially at home. After some sound bricks from Maxi Kleber and Frank Ntilikina, Golden State returns to -7 and the cards are already redistributed. Jason Kidd retaliates with Bertans (no, we’re not kidding). The Latvian secures a great triple in the face of Damion Lee. Also, the two exchanged some sweet words, before parting ways. At the same time, things are also heating up between Bullock and Draymond Green. Enough to increase the intensity of the match. After the verbal games, the basketball regains its rights, and that is when the Mavs without Luka will take an unexpected 19-point lead. All lieutenants have a cheeky parking pass that punishes the Warriors. At halftime, the Texans are 15/27 from distance, which is life-changing compared to Game 1. Combined with Luka in top form (24 points on 7/12 shooting, 3 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals) and Brunson perfect in his role (20 points on 7/10 shooting and 4 assists), the Mavs are in the angels and lead 72-58.
Except that everything was going too well.
The Warriors and the third quarters, it’s like the Kings and the April parties, they go well together. As usual, Golden State premiered a collective masterclass after returning from the locker room and gradually returned to the game. Leading this comeback, obviously, is Blues and Yellows franchise player… Kevon Looney. The center did a monstrous job on the racket and Dallas couldn’t do much. In fact, the Mavs don’t have anyone in their workforce to contain a guy like Looney, if not Boban Marjanovic, but let’s be serious for a moment. The interior finished his fourth with 17 points (8/11 to shoot under the basket) and 9 rebounds. On top of that, everyone contributes to the party. Klay soft 3-pronged wedges and large sockets. Curry makes curry and gently preheats it. Wiggins also gets the points from him. In short, hope is strongly reborn in San Francisco, above all that he faces, he no longer knows how to play basketball. See this disastrous 3-point 2/13 for proof, totally contradictory to the success of the first half. In twelve minutes, Dallas collapses and sees how their advantage melts like snow in the sun, and the Mavs only have a tiny two-point advantage thanks to Luka who secures the minimum and approaches the fourth quarter with 28 points on the clock. .
The Warriors then end the match in apotheosis. He splashes all over the place with Jordan Poole awakening, a very good Otto Porter Jr., a nimble Klay Thompson on his drives and a Chef Curry in the kitchen. The point guard creates new gestures with each basket to insult his opponents and please the fans at the Chase Center. He finished his game with 32 points on 21/11 shooting and 6/10 from distance, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. But more than an individual performance, it is a whole group that is rewarded tonight with five players with more than 15 points, of which three with more than 20. And it will always be better than having a player who accumulates all the points like the Mavs with Doncic premiering a new masterpiece with 42 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals and 50% blocking shooting (12/23), parking (5/10) and 13/15 shooting. Little did he think about Jalen Brunson, who also threw a great game with 31 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists on 11/19 to shoot. However, around the contribution is still too low to hope to win against these Warriors.
Golden State breaks at home and takes a serious lead in this conference final. Beware, however, of the Suns’ case law. The Mavs have already returned to these types of situations and it is very difficult to win in the oven of the American Airlines Center. See you Sunday at 3 am for a very important Game 3. A true must-win for Dallas.