You watched the first 24 minutes of Game 2 between the Golden State Warriors and the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, but if you disable the game at half time you will be surprised to know that the Warriors won 126-117. The Mavericks led 72-58 at halftime and seemed to be in control of the match. However, the game reached 180 in the second half.
Golden State beat Dallas by 12 runs in the third quarter, then beat Maws by 11 runs in the final to ensure victory. With this win, the Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the series, which will now be transferred to Dallas for Games 3 and 4.
Luca Tonsic did everything he could for Dallas as he led the game with two points (42) and assists (eight), but in the end his preparation was not enough. Steff Curry led the Warriors with 32 points and five assists, while Kevon Looney added 21 points with 12 rebounds.
Especially after how well they played in the first half, this defeat must have been a disappointing one for Dallas. Also, no team wants to fall behind in two games in the playoff series. Now, they need to find a way to jump back home. Before moving on to the series, take a look at three key aspects of Golden State’s Game 2 success.
1. Golden State dominated the paint
Dallas’ lack of proper paint stock, or two, really hurt them in this game. The Warriors were able to consistently move into the paint, where once they encountered no resistance at the edge. You saw this again in the second half. During the match, the Warriors attempted 16 shots at the edge and converted 14 shots per Cleaning the Class. This is 87.5 percent. Mavericks, on the other hand, did not change a single shot on the edge.
Overall, Dallas Paint (62-30) was out by 32 points and they were out 43-30. The difference in dots on the paint was huge, and was a major factor in Game 2.
2. Dallas’ backfield came to play
If Dallas has a bright spot in Game 2, it will be their opening backcourt game. In Game 1, Danzig and Jalan Brunson added just 34 points and eight assists. On Friday night, the duo pulled those numbers out of the water. Tonsik alone scored 40 runs and made eight assists, while Brunson added 31 and five assists. For those who do not like math, 71 points and 12 aids – star production.
Unfortunately for Dallas, with the exception of Reggie Bullock, who had 21 points, the pair did not get much help from the rest of the list. The Donsik and Brunson duo can only put more weight on the offensive end for the Maws, so they will need more from guys like Spencer Dinvidi (four points in 22 minutes) and Maxie Klepper (three points in 33 minutes). ) Moves forward in the series.
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3. Returning children
You can not count warriors from one game. Despite the Mavericks taking a big lead inside the halftime locker room, the competition felt still far from over, it proved. The Warriors trailed by 19 runs in the first half to seal the victory in the second half.
This is the 12th time the Warriors have won from a deficit of 15 or more in the playoffs since Steve Kerr took over as head coach before the 2014-15 season. This is the highest number for any team in the last 25 seasons ESPN. That figure is a testament to Coach Kerr and the guys he keeps in the locker room. Even if things don’t happen in the beginning, they won’t panic. Instead they stay in course and hope the ball starts to bounce their way, most likely it will.
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