Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Golden State Warriors (GSW) and the Dallas Mavericks (DAL) on May 27, 2022 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Chase Center.
The Golden State Warriors defeat the Dallas Mavericks and ends their best-of-seven series in the 5th game of the contest.
Golden State cruises on to the Finals. This is their sixth appearance in the Finals in the past eight years. Within those six years, three championships were earned by the Warriors.
Klay Thompson was nearly emotional after he went dancing at the end of the game as he and his teammates gathered and celebrated the victory. Thompson was phenomenal in the close-out game as he logged in 32 points and hit eight three-point shots.
“It’s hard to put into words really,” Thompson shared. “This time last year, I was just starting to jog again and get up and down the court. Now to be feeling like myself, feeling explosive, feeling sure in my movements, I’m just grateful.”
The magnificent performance brought by Thompson against Dallas shows that he is gradually becoming his former self again, a streaky and a deadly shooter from three-point country.
In addition, Thompson contributed 19 of the Warriors’ 69 points in the first half.
“You could see how much was missing the last couple of years,” Green said. ”We’re lucky to have the Klay Thompson we know back because we know how good he is.”
His splash brother, Stephen Curry, was more of a playmaker than a scorer that he is. The two-time MVP had 15 points and dished out nine dimes to his teammates.
Kevon Looney, their big man, had great outputs for the team, especially his monstrous rebounding prowess. Looney had ten points and grabbed 18 rebounds, seven of which are offensive rebounds, finishing the contest with a double-double performance. Green, Wiggins, and Poole added 51 combined points in the win as they registered 17 points, 18 points, and 16 points, respectively.
Golden State scorched the opposing team with 41 points in the second quarter, widening up their already five-point lead by the end of the first period to a 16-point winning margin before halftime.
Luka Doncic had 28 points after having a slow start while Dinwiddie added 26 points in the losing effort.
The Mavs did not really have many contributors in terms of scoring except for Finney-Smith who had 13 points. Brunson had ten points but shot poorly as he only managed to convert three of his ten looks from the field.
Warriors vs Mavericks
23-28; 29-41; 32-25; 26-26
Warriors (120) – Thompson 32, Wiggins 18, Green 17, Poole 16, Curry 15
Mavericks (110) – Doncic 28, Dinwiddie 26, Finney-Smith 13, Brunson 10, Bullock 6