Warriors overcame a 19 point deficit to take Game 2 against the Mavericks 126-117
San Francisco- The Warriors get the victory over Dallas in a second half comeback.
After defeating Dallas in Game 1, things were much different in Game 2. Golden State came out the gate in shooting slump. They shot 3 out of 12 in the first few minutes of the game and had trouble stopping Luka Doncic. At one point, Dallas had a 26-10 lead midway in the first, which made Coach Kerr call a timeout. Whatever was said in the huddle, the Warriors responded. They went on a 13-2 run to cut the Mavericks lead to three with under a minute left in the quarter. Doncic finished with 18 points in the first quarter.
The Warriors stars in Draymond Green, Damion Lee, Curry had gotten themselves in some foul trouble at the start of the second quarter. All three players combined for six fouls and had to play a little conservative the rest of the quarter. Things got a little chippy midway in the second, Lee and Davis Bertans got tangled up and both benches started jawing. Both players were awarded wit a double technical. Things gotten worse for the Warriors late in the quarter. They were being outplayed while Doncic was on the bench, turned the ball over way too much, and missed wide open shots. Walking into the locker room down 72-58, the Warriors had their hands stuffed with figuring out how to stop Doncic and crew three point shots. Dallas ended the half shooting 55% from behind the arc.
The second half started like the first quarter for the Warriors. Golden State went 1 out of 9 from the field at the start of the third and their defensive presence in Green ended up getting his fourth foul. Despite not getting shots to hit the bottom of the net, the Warriors was still in striking distance with turning their misfortunes into another potential fourth quarter victory, after cutting Dallas' lead to single digits at the end of the third.
The Warriors took their first lead of the night with a Otto Porter Jr. trey ball at the start of the fourth. Momentum swung right into Golden State's lap. From getting second chance boards to easy layups, the Warriors built up an seven point lead midway in the quarter. The Warriors went on a 14-7 run to close out the game and sealed another fourth quarter comeback.