San Francisco (USA), Apr 28 (EFE) .- The All-Star base duel had the Slovenian Luka Doncic as the great winner against Stephen Curry, contributing 39 points that helped the Dallas Mavericks to sign the victory 103-133 on the road against the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors coach himself, Steve Kerr, acknowledged that his team had played in exhibition plan, not caring about the final result when it was the most important of the year, while the Mavericks offered the image of a team that was already competing in the ‘ playoffs’.
Especially Doncic, who, despite all the casualties suffered by his team, once again emerged as the great leader of the Mavericks attack, who came to have up to 43 points of advantage.
Doncic made 15 of 23 shots from the field, added eight assists and six rebounds. Dallas (34-27) has won seven of nine games against Golden State and four in a row at the home of the Warriors. He remains at the head of the Southwest Division.
Forward Tim Hardaway Jr. added 13 points and seven rebounds as a backup. The Mavericks collected 60 points from their reserves one night after losing 113-106 on the road at Sacramento. against the Kings.
Guard JJ Redick played seven minutes for the Mavericks after being questioned by a sore right heel. Serbian center Boban Marjanovic was sent off with 2:39 left.
The Mavericks defense also responded with great work, especially in marking Curry, who contributed 27 points, including five more triples, extending his NBA record for baskets from outside the perimeter in one month to 90 in this month of April.
Curry surpassed the 82 mark held by guard James Harden when he played for the Houston Rockets in November 2019.
Golden State did not defend the perimeter, where the Mavericks shot 18 of 35 on 3s.
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