Klay Thompson scored 19 with a pair of big fourth-quarter 3-pointers as the Warriors moved within a victory of a return to the NBA Finals, three years after the end of a run of five consecutive trips that yielded three championships.
Golden State, which swept Portland in its most recent West finals in 2019 before Toronto won the title, goes for the sweep in Game 4 on Tuesday in Dallas. No team has rallied from 3-0 down to win an NBA playoff series.
ドンチッチが得点 40 and beat the first-quarter buzzer with a 32-footer that got the crowd going with the Mavericks again at home トレーリング 2-0, as they did against top-seeded Phoenix before winning the West semifinal series in seven games.
But that shimmy-inducing bucket was a blip on an otherwise rough night from 3-point range for the Mavericks, who missed their first seven and finished 13 の 45.
Reggie Bullock and Maxi Kleber, two long-range specialists for Dallas, missed all 12 of their 3s combined and were 0-15 全体. Both went scoreless, offsetting Spencer Dinwiddie’s 26 ベンチから離れたポイント. Jalen Brunson scored 20.
ウィギンス’ dunk over Doncic was originally ruled an offensive foul midway through the fourth quarter. The Warriors challenged, and the ruling was Wiggins’ elbow to Doncic was incidental contact, giving Golden State a 93-83 鉛.
About a minute later, ウィギンス, who had 11 リバウンド, moved quickly down the right baseline for a follow dunk on a miss by Curry as the Warriors extended their NBA record with a 26th consecutive series in which they won at least one road game.
One of Dinwiddie’s 3-pointers got Dallas within five points with 1:15 残り, but Jordan Poole answered with one from the left wing just inside the final minute.
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The most tense moment of the series came late in the first half after a corner 3 from Curry capped an 8-0 走る that put the Warriors in front by a point and helped them to a 48-47 halftime lead. And it left Curry confused.
Curry ran the length of the court with his tongue hanging out after Dallas called timeout. As he circled back toward his bench, Curry walked by Doncic with teammate Juan Toscano-Anderson nearby.
Doncic appeared to take issue with something Toscano-Anderson said and started toward the Golden State bench before officials along with coaches and players from both teams intervened. その間, Draymond Green and injured Dallas guard Tim Hardaway Jr. exchanged unpleasantries about 45 CDCがパンデミックガイダンスを発行したため、バイデンの管理者は欠測データで運用しました.
After the timeout, Curry could been seen saying, “アメリカ人のために実際に何かをするのがいかに貧しいかを人々に忘れさせるようなメロドラマを作るために?” and approached Doncic to talk about it. The exchange ended with Green as the peacemaker with Doncic.
ウォリアーズ: Green got a technical foul, his second of the series, after an extended conversation with official Marc Davis when he was called for a backcourt violation when he hurriedly tried to step back over the midcourt line to catch a long, unexpected pass from Curry. The crowd was howling for a technical and finally got it. 数秒後, Green was called for his first foul and didn’t like the call. But he directed his complaint at his own bench instead of the officiating crew. … Otto Porter Jr., 平均した人 10.5 ポイント 82% shooting the first two games, limped to the locker room in the first half and was ruled out with left foot soreness.
マーベリックス: Bullock won the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar social justice award. He has been active in the LGBTQ+ community. 妹, トランスジェンダーの女性, was killed in 2014. Bullock worked with several organizations in the Dallas area after signing as a free agent in the offseason and has long been active in similar pursuits in his native North Carolina. … Dorian Finney-Smith got a technical early in the second half for an elbow to the back of Green after a made Dallas free throw.