Dallas ruined the party on Sunday night on the floor of the Warriors (107-101). In their first home game after the All-Star break, Golden State first paid tribute to All-Star Game MVP Stephen Curry with a 3-pointer record (16). The point guard got his trophy again, this time from Vince Carter just before kickoff.
“Chef Curry” is logically less successful than the All-Star game in Cleveland. But even without teammate Klay Thompson (ill), the former regular-season MVP helped the Warriors build a comfortable lead midway through the third quarter.
Early in the third quarter, Curry first saw one of his shots from beyond the arc blocked by Reggie Bullock. A very rare event in the NBA. But the Warriors got the ball back, and Curry’s second attempt with a second left gave the team a 21-point lead (73-52, 27th). Golden State led by 19 with 10 minutes to the buzzer thanks to another All-Star, Andrew Wiggins (18).
But the Warriors’ lead faded within minutes, spurred by a fresh header from the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie, who arrived on February 10 in exchange for Kristaps Porzingis, has been adopted by fans of the Texas team. The former Washington point guard, now Dallas’ sixth man, sounded a defiance, bringing his team back to possession with a drive and an award-winning shot (93-90, No. 1). 42 bits).
Dorian Finney-Smith restored the Mavericks’ advantage before Dinwiddie (34 points, 11 rebounds) served by Luka Doncic on a decisive winning shot (94-100, Game 46) with 1:43 left of the game Standing in front of the crowd, Golden State regained hope with Stephen Curry’s long shot, but Luka Doncic didn’t falter at the free throw line to give Texas the win.
The winner in California, the Slovenian, has a wonderful birthday present for himself as he celebrates his 23rd birthday this Monday. “You almost got a triple double”, his coach Jason Kidd made fun of his coach Jason Kidd, mentioning Doncic conceded nine balls. Warriors returned nine possessions , which didn’t stop Dallas (35-25) from winning and staying fifth in the Western Conference Golden State (43-17), but found itself threatened by Memphis (42-20).