No team has ever managed to overcome a 3-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs, but Dallas will still give it a shot … The Mavericks won Game 4 at home (119-109), and therefore avoided a “deletion” which would be severe. Similar to Game 3, the Warriors scored 109 points in Texas, but this time they suffered another 19 against a raging Mavs. After a close first quarter (28-24), Dallas gradually began to widen the gap to lead by fifteen points in the first half (62-47), and after a sixteen-minute break early in the second half to shut off a water leak on the roof of the American Airlines Center, they pushed the Californians a little deeper into the third quarter, with a lead that climbed to ’29 (99-70, 36). Victory secured, the Mavs calmed down in the last quarter (20-39) and rested a bit Luka Doncic (Curry also came out), to win in the end with ten points.
“A victory of the ego”
Slovenia was the great architect of this victory, with 30 points (10 out of 26 in shooting, including 3/11 with 3 points), 14 rebounds and 9 assists in 38 minutes, but he was well assisted by Lieutenants Reggie Bullock (18 points). ) and Dorian Finney-Smith (23 points, 6 rbds). Opposite, Stephen Curry scored 20 points in 7 of 16 shots (his 100th play-off game with 20 points or more, only 15 other players did)Jonathan Kuminga 17 and Jordan Poole 14. “It was almost like an ego victory (for Dallas). You enter the field and you really have nothing to lose. So the faith started early. And we really did nothing to slow them down, and then the avalanche started “I take my hat off.”, said Stephen Curry. Golden State will have a first chance to finish this Thursday in San Francisco, but Dallas will no doubt not miss it. If no one has ever come back from a 0-3 margin in the play-off in 146 attempts, the three teams have still managed to snatch a 7th game, and the Mavs would love to be fourth.
BASKETBALL – NBA / PLAY-OFF 2022
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (3) – DALLAS MAVERICKS (4): 3-1
Match 1 – Golden State Warriors – Dallas Mavericks: 112-87
Match 2 – Golden State Warriors – Dallas Mavericks: 126-117
Game 3 – Dallas Mavericks – Golden State Warriors : 100-109
Match 4 – Dallas Mavericks – Golden State Warriors: 119-109
>>> Statistics of Frank Ntilikina (DAL): 17 minutes of play, 5 points (2/2 on shots including 1 / on 3 points, 0 free kicks), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 interception, 3 errors
Game 5 on Thursday, May 26 in San Francisco
Game 6 (if needed) on Saturday, May 28 in Dallas
Game 7 (if needed) on Monday, May 30 in San Francisco