Warriors make it 2-0 despite 42 points by Doncic

2022-05-21T09:14:33+00:00 2022-05-21T13:52:27+00:00.

Aris Barkas

21/May/22 09:14


Luka Doncic bounced back with a strong display but the Mavs still fell to the Warriors who put on an impressive comeback in the second half for a 2-0 lead

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Luka Doncic had been dominating for most of the night, scoring in total 42 points. Still, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors delivered an amazing third quarter and got things done with the unexpected offensive help of Kevon Looney

Curry scored 32 points with six threes, Looney had a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Warriors rallied past the Dallas Mavericks 126-117 for a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

“I feel honored just to be a part of the ride,” Looney said.

The Mavericks led most of the way before Golden State grabbed its first lead of the night on Otto Porter Jr.’s three-pointer 18 seconds into the fourth.

“We have that attitude and spirit that we’re never out of it,” Curry said.

Doncic had 18 points in the first quarter, two shy of his 20-point Game 1 total. His 3-pointer with 13 seconds before halftime — the Mavs’ 15th of the first half — made it 72-58 at the break and gave him 24 points.

But Golden State answered with a 25-13 third quarter to pull to 85-83 going into the fourth. The Warriors trailed by 19 at one point, but in they end they prevailed.