Despite 19 meantime, the Golden State Warriors also won the second playoff game against the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA.
The basketball team around the stars Steph Curry and Klay Thompson took the lead on Friday evening (local time) in the last quarter at 86:85 and did not give the Texans over for the first time.
The Mavericks around national player Maxi Kleber, who are again in the final of the Western Conference eleven years ago since the championship with Dirk Nowitzki, played out a significantly better starting position in front of the two home games in Dallas on Sunday and Tuesday.
For the Warriors it was the 200th playoff victory in its history. Only the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and the San Antonio Spurs have already reached this brand in the NBA. Curry was the best thrower for the hosts with 32 points.
Kidd: “We have to do better”
The Mavericks around her Star Luka Doncic had everything under control in the first half and kept silence in San Francisco. Even at the end of the third quarter, which the Warriors won 25:13, the guests were still at the forefront – but the game was already slipped. Doncic ended the game as the best thrower with 42 points. With the seventh playoff game with at least 40 points, he set the Mavericks record from Nowitzki. Kleber met one of his five attempts and posted three points.
“We have to do it better. If we try and miss three or four threes, we have to get closer to the basket. Maybe that’s a matter of experience,” said Mavericks coach Jason Kidd. “We died in the third quarter that we tried so many threes and only met two.”