Golden State Warriors basketball players are one step closer to qualifying for the NBA playoffs. The Dallas Mavericks beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-100 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night to give the Mavericks a 3-0 series lead.
The Warriors are particularly driven by Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins. Curry joined the win with 31 points and 11 assists, and Wiggins had 27 points and 11 rebounds. Dallas wasn’t helped by another stellar performance from Luka Dončič, who had 40 points and 11 rebounds. In the play-offs, he played his eighth matchup with at least 40 points.
On the other hand, the game didn’t go well for Reggie Bullock, who even missed 10 shots, which cost him his first postseason loss since 2018. No club in the NBA’s 75-year history has ever finished a series 0-3.
The Golden State Warriors are close to appearing in the playoff finals for the sixth time since 2015. They sealed their victory with a 10-point victory over Dallas in the third quarter. In addition to setting a new personal scoring record in the playoffs, Wiggins also dunked on Doncic. “I’m not going to lie – that guy is amazing. When I saw the video after the meeting, I had to know he was already famous,” The Associated Press quoted Dončič as saying.
The Warriors can decide their course of action on Wednesday night, when Game 4 is again against Dallas. The last time you fought for a title was in 2019, when you lost to Toronto in the final. “I’m happy with where we are. I’m really happy with how we played today and how we won. We felt like we had to win it. When you’re 2-0 in a series, you have to take advantage of that Advantage,” Emphasize Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
Western Conference Finals:
Dallas Mavericks-Golden State Warriors 100:109 (22:25, 25:23, 21:30, 32:31)
Most points: Doncic 40 (11 rebounds), Dinwiddie 26, Brunson 20 – Curry 31 (11 assists), Wiggins 27 (11 rebounds), Thompson 19
/Series rate: 0:3/