Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Dallas Mavericks (DAL) and the Golden State Warriors (GSW) on May 25, 2022 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the American Airlines Center.
The Dallas Mavericks finally strike blood against the Golden State Warriors in the fourth game of the best-of-seven series.
Luka Doncic led the team with a near triple-double stat line as he racked up 30 points, 14 rebounds, and nine dishes. The sensational forward also had two blocks and two steals on the defensive end for Dallas.
The Mavericks gained the upper hand in the second quarter where they scored 34 points against the Warriors’ 23 points. They carried on their scoring burst in the third quarter where they had 37 points. However, in the fourth quarter, Golden State rallied up and scored 39 big points and limited Dallas to only 20 points. However, they still knelt to the home team at the end of the matchup.
“Just got to finish the game. A win is a win,” Doncic said after the contest.
Doncic had a lot of help from the supporting cast. Finney-Smith, who was 9-13 from the field, had 23 points and had six boards while Bullock had 18 points and converted six of his ten looks from beyond the three-point arc.
Kleber and Bertans contributed 23 combined points from the bench in their victory.
“Everybody in that locker room felt like we had more basketball to play,” Finney-Smit shared. “We just wanted to get the win any way. … Feel like we came out desperate that first half.”
The Warriors’ nine-game winning streak in the Western Conference Finals snapped after the matchup. But nevertheless, they are still leading 3-1 in the series as both teams go back to the Chase Center in the next game.
“It was almost like an ego win (for Dallas). You come out and really have nothing to lose. So that confidence started early,” Stephen Curry shared. “And we really didn’t do nothing to slow it down, and then that’s when the avalanche starts. You tip your hat to them.”
Stephen Curry tallied 20 points and shot 7-16 from the field. The two-time MVP also had eight assists and five rebounds. Golden State had great contributors from the bench, namely, Kuminga, Poole, and Moody, players who had 41 combined points in the losing effort.
Klay Thompson had 12 points while Green is still as versatile as he is as he had ten points, six rebounds, six dimes, and two rejections.
Mavericks vs Warriors
24-28; 23-34; 23-37; 39-20
Mavericks (119) – Doncic 30, Finney-Smith 23, Bullock 18, Brunson 15, Kleber 13
Warriors (109) – Curry 20, Kuminga 17, Poole 14, Wiggins 13, Thompson 12