Dallas Mavericks with a late comeback! The Golden State Warriors are back in the Finals

The Golden State Warriors returned to the NBA Finals three years later. In Game 5, the Dubs beat the Dallas Mavericks 120-110, but despite their 25-point lead, they had to tremble a bit in the third quarter.

A 15-0 lead by the visitors in the third quarter pushed the difference to single digits, but Dubs caught on in the latter part of the game and took the win over time, winning the set 4-1. The opponent in the NBA Finals has not yet been decided, in the East the Boston Celtics are currently leading 3-2 against the Miami Heat. The Finals start next week on Friday night, and the Warriors are sure to have an advantage on their home ground.

Dubs also used this against the Mavs. Klay Thompson caught fire in front of his fans and was the tournament’s top scorer with 32 points (12/25 FG, 8/16 three). Stephen Curry (15, 5/17, 9 assists), on the other hand, held up long and only converted two of his seven throws. Instead, it was essentially a team round presentation, with six players hitting double digits.

Andrew Wiggins (18, 7/16, 10 rebounds) defended again strongly against Doncic, Kevon Looney (10, 18 rebounds, 7 rebounds) once again posed problems for Mavs under the boards. Jordan Paul (16) and Draymond Green (17, 6/7, 9 assists) rounded out a strong Warriors side.

Doncic (28, 10/28, 3/13 three, 9 rebounds, 6 assists) was still Dallas’ top scorer, but the top guest player among the guests was Spencer Dinwiddie (26, 7/12 FG, 5/7 three, 7/9). Foot). Dorian Finney-Smith (13, 6/10) played a strong second half, while Maxi Kleber (7, 3/6, 8 rebounds) was the only Mavs player to score significant minutes with a positive plus-minus (+2) rating. .

The Dallas Mavericks season ends in Game Five

Warriors started their dream. The hat-trick went down, Looney got on the offensive rebounds and forced the homers to turn. Dallas needed a few minutes but was back in action after some time, although Doncic missed some (and received no calls) in ringside. Curry limped slightly and appeared as a passer (already 5 assists). Golden State is still leading 28-23, with Dinwiddy scoring two goals in the last 18 seconds for Dallas.

But then following the avalanche, Thompson and Paul hit five straight jumpers (17 points together), and the hits were amazing at this point. That didn’t change when Doncic came back either. The Slovenian was knocked out multiple times in the basket (2/12 FG on break), on the other side, rookie Moses Moody Jumper hit the run as time went on. Dallas’ attack speed increased again thanks to Dinwiddie, but it didn’t stop. Already at the break he smelled like a blast, even though Curry (5) only took 4 throws (69:52).

This continued to take shape after the change. Thompson already had seven mattresses, and Curry also entered the area several times. The lead grew to 25 points, but the Mavis stifled the booming party atmosphere at Chase Center by a few threes (Bullock, 2 x Doncic). As 15-0 progressed, the deficit suddenly dropped to single digits before urine stopped the bleeding before the end of the quarter. However: It was only 94:84 and Dallas had hope again before the final section.

The warriors reacted quickly before Greene was reduced to five fouls. Dinwiddie drew three fouls in a row, but the Warriors got as many second chances with chromatic action on the board. It was particularly bitter three minutes before the end of the game when Dallas stopped, but then ate three Thompson went out like a dagger (115-100). Two minutes before the end, coach Jason Kidd raised the white flag, declaring that lost time.

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