DALLAS, Texas – Golden State ended Dallas’s 4 game win streak, which was currently the NBA’s longest, as the Warriors defeated the Mavericks 125-122 on Wednesday night at the American Airlines Center. It was Steph Curry’s 2nd game back after missing 11 games due to a right ankle sprain. Curry was coming off an impressive Saturday performance against the Memphis Grizzlies where he scored 38 points and had an NBA season-high 10 3-pointers.
Curry had 32 points, but that included the most important bucket of the game. With just seconds remaining in a tied ball game, Curry came off a screen set by Draymond Green and nailed a long 3-pointer from the top of the key to put the Warriors on top and win the game. Golden State was ahead for the majority of the game, but late in the 4th quarter gave up their double digit lead. Coach Steve Kerr said the final minutes of the game looked like an ugly grade school game, but was just happy to come away with a victory. Golden State’s “Big Four” finished the game with a total of 100 points.
Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson each had 25, and Green finished with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Andre Iguodala did not play tonight because of a back and hip strain, but Kerr said he should return for their next game. The Warriors will stay in Texas as they head just down the road to Houston to face the West’s top team tomorrow evening. The Rockets will be without their star James Harden, as he is out for at least 2 weeks with an injured hamstring.
Austyn Iven graduated from Oklahoma State University as a Sports Media Major. Austyn passion for sports started before she was even old enough to play one. Born and raised in Knoxville, TN and being a avid Tennessee Volunteer fan her family moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma when Austyn was in the 7th grade.