The Warriors threatened a monumental comeback, but ultimately fell short in Tuesday’s 119-109 loss in Dallas. With the loss, the Warriors’ series advantage shrinks to 3-1, and the Dubs get another chance to close out the series on Thursday back at Chase Center.
Down by 29 points to start the fourth quarter, Warriors reserves opened the period with a 9-0 run, prompting Mavericks Head Coach Jason Kidd to reinsert his starters. Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr stuck with his reserves for most of the period, and a 3-pointer by Warriors rookie forward Jonathan Kuminga cut the Dubs’ deficit to eight points with 3:23 left in the game, but that’s as close as the Dubs would get.
Luka Doncic answered Kuminga’s 3-pointer with a dunk on the other end and Reggie Bullock then put the Mavs up by 13 with his sixth 3-pointer of the game. The Dubs never got back within single digits, forcing the series back to San Francisco.