The series’ most stressful moment occurred late in the first half when a corner 3 from Curry capped an 8-0 run that pushed the Warriors ahead by a point and led to a 48-47 halftime edge. Curry was surprised by this.
After Dallas called timeout, Curry sprinted the length of the floor with his tongue hanging out. Curry passed Doncic on his way back to his bench, with teammate Juan Toscano-Anderson close behind. Officials, coaches, and players from both teams interrupted when Doncic appeared to take offense with something Toscano-Anderson said and headed toward the Golden State bench. Meanwhile, Draymond Green and Tim Hardaway Jr., the injured Dallas guard, exchanged words. Curry could be seen asking, “What happened?” after the timeout and approaching Doncic to discuss it.
The Golden State Warriors dominated the Dallas Mavericks 109-100 on Sunday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Stephen Curry delivered 31 points, Andrew Wiggins contributed 27, and Luka Doncic was posturized on a dunk.
Green was penalized for a backcourt penalty after he quickly tried to step back over the midcourt line to snag a long, surprising pass from Curry. He received his second technical foul of the series following a protracted argument with referee Marc Davis. The audience was clamoring for a technical, and it was finally delivered. Green was called for his first foul seconds later, and he didn’t like it. However, he complained to his own bench rather than the officiating staff. Otto Porter Jr. went to the locker room in the first half with left foot discomfort after averaging 10.5 points on 82 percent shooting in the first two games.
For the 4th game, Curry will be planning to upset Mavericks; however, the Mavericks were all dependent on Luka Doncic in their last game. Luka Doncic didn’t manage to finish on a winning note as he proved to be a lone fighter for his side. The mavericks are hoping for visible improvements before heading into the 4th game to beat the Warriors.