Tuesday, July 5

NBA Playoff: Rain of three-pointers and water prevents Warriors’ sweep over Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks hit 20 three-pointers and showed signs of life in a 119-109 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night at American Airlines Center to avoid being swept during Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in a game with several out-of-the-ordinary questions.

Minutes before the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr, far from talking about the possible qualification to their sixth NBA Finals in the last eight seasons, took the microphone to protest the Texas School Shooting that left multiple children dead accusing Congress of being responsible for this tragedy.

Dallas dominated the first three quarters

Dallas dominated the game in the first three quarters, Luka Doncic shined as did his entire team thanks to great efficiency behind the arc, including eight three-pointers in 10 attempts during the third quarter to take a maximum lead of 29 points (99-70).

In the final quarter, both Kerr and Jason Kidd pulled their starters, as the score tightened to as little as eight points (110-102), at which point, with less than three minutes left to play, the Warriors put Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green back on the court, however, it was no longer enough for them to complete a miraculous comeback.

A leak delayed the start of the second half

But the note of the game was that at halftime, a huge leak caused by a thunderstorm in Dallas delayed the start of the third quarter for a few minutes.

The game’s scoring leaders for the Mavericks were Doncic (30 points), Dorian Finney-Smith (23 points) and Jalen Brunson (15 points).

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For the losing Warriors, Stephen Curry was the top scorer with 20 points, followed by Jonathan Kuminga (17) and Jordan Poole (14).

What’s next in this series?

Game 5 of this series will take place next Thursday, May 26 at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California at 9:00 pm ET.


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