The Warriors used a strong second half showing over the Mavericks to earn a 109-100 victory in Dallas on Sunday night, taking the Western Conference Finals series lead 3-0.
The Warriors led by one point at the half (48-47), with the squad seizing control of the contest and outscoring the Mavericks (61-53) in the second half. Along with their offensive output, the Dubs held Dallas to 40.0 percent from the field and 28.9 percent from 3-point range.
Otto Porter Jr. (left foot soreness) exited the matchup at the 9:11 mark of the second quarter and did not return for the remainder of the game.
THIRD QUARTER DOMINANCE
For the third consecutive game of this series, the Warriors outscored the Mavericks in the third quarter (30-21), with the Dubs using a 12-3 run to extend their advantage to double digits entering the final frame. And while Luka Doncic posted 21 of his 40 points in the fourth period to give the Mavericks a late push, clutch closing plays by the Dubs including Jordan Poole’s dagger three with 54.2 seconds remaining in regulation, helped seal a 109-100 Warriors win on the road.