The Warriors held a 19-point advantage early in the fourthquarter, but then went cold down the stretch in Sunday’s 107-101 loss to the visiting Mavericks.
After the Warriors held the lead for the first three and a half quarters of the game, the Mavericks surged ahead with a 26-1 run, most of which was done with their star player, Luka Doncic, on the bench. Dallas forward Dorian Finney-Smith gave the Mavs their first lead of the game with a tip-in at the 3:21 mark of the fourthquarter. Dallas newcomer Spencer Dinwiddie played a key role in that fourthquarter run, and his 3-pointer with 1:43 left in the period put the Mavericks up by six.
After splitting their first two games coming out of the All-Star break, the Warriors will open a four-game road trip on Tuesday in Minnesota. The trip will also feature a rematch with Dallas and dates with the Lakers and Nuggets.