The Dallas Mavericks aren’t going home just yet. Facing elimination at home in Game 4, they responded to get their first win of the Western Conference finals, beating the Golden State Warriors 119-109 on Tuesday night. The series, which now stands 3-1 in favor of the Warriors will head back to the Bay Area for Game 5 on Thursday night.
After a competitive first quarter, the Mavericks opened up a double-digit lead in the second quarter and led by 15 heading into the break. Then, play was halted due to a leak in the roof of the American Airlines Center. When play finally did resume, the Mavericks picked up right where they left off and built a 29-point lead with some incredible 3-point shooting. While the Warriors’ reserves led a spirited comeback that briefly cut the deficit to single digits late in the fourth quarter, the game was never truly in doubt.
Luka Doncic was not as his most efficient, but led the way with 30 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists. The main story for the Mavericks, though, was their 3-point shooting. They went 20 of 43 from downtown to improve to 7-3 in the playoffs when they make more than 15 3s. Reggie Bullock hit six of them en route to 18 points.
Luka and the Mavs looking to avoid the sweep 🧹
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