NBA regular season

Mavericks use 26-1 run to upend Warriors at home

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Mavericks use 26-1 run to upend Warriors at home

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Luka Doncic churns out game-highs in points and rebounds to lead the Mavericks.

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Luka Doncic and the Mavericks erase a 19-point deficit in the fourth-quarter to pull off a stunning road win against the Warriors

Dorian Finney-Smith tipped in his own miss to give Dallas the lead for good with 5:05 to play and the Mavericks used a 26-1 run to erase a 19-point, fourth-quarter deficit en route to a shocking 107-101 home victory over the host Golden State Warriors on Sunday, February 27 (Monday, February 28, Manila time).

Luka Doncic, the leading scorer among visitors in the three-year history of Chase Center, went for a game-high 34 points as part of a double-double with a game-high 11 rebounds for the Mavericks, who successfully rebounded from a loss at Utah on Friday.

Stephen Curry finished with a team-high 27 points for the Warriors, who were attempting to build upon the momentum of a blowout win at Portland coming out of the All-Star break on Thursday.

After leading by as many as 21 points and then 88-74 entering the final period, the Warriors got a three-point hoop from Otto Porter Jr. and a layup from Damion Lee to extend the margin to 19 in the third minute of the fourth quarter before the Mavericks dominated the rest of the way.

The go-ahead flurry began with a 16-0 run that featured 7 points from Spencer Dinwiddie and 6 from Josh Green.

A free throw by Andrew Wiggins temporarily stalled the skid and increased the Golden State lead to 94-90 with 6:14 to go, but Finney-Smith buried a three-pointer and then followed in his own interior miss to give Dallas the lead for good.

The flurry didn’t end there. When Luka Doncic dropped in a short jumper and Dinwiddie bombed in a three-pointer, all of a sudden the Mavericks found themselves in command at 100-94 with just 1:43 to play.

Curry kept Warriors hopes alive at 104-101 on a three-pointer with 8.6 seconds left, but Doncic capped his big night with 2 free throws seven-tenths of a second later to ice the Mavericks’ fifth win in their last six trips to Golden State.

The Warriors missed 10 consecutive shots, including 7 three-point attempts, in their 8 1/2 minutes without a field goal. Curry went 0-for-3 in the drought, including 0-for-2 on threes.

Dinwiddie finished with 24 points off the bench, Finney-Smith 14, and Reggie Bullock 12 for the Mavericks, who shot 50% from the field and outscored the Warriors 39-33 on three-pointers.

Curry completed a double-double with a team-high 10 assists, while Kevon Looney pulled a team-high 10 rebounds to complement 8 points for the Warriors, who hurt themselves at the free throw line, where they were just 12-for-20.

Wiggins, who went just 2-for-5 at the line, wound up with 18 points and Gary Payton II 13 for Golden State, which had to go without Klay Thompson, out with an illness. – Rappler.com