Warriors Struggle Early, Fall to Dallas Mavericks

Mychal Mulder Logs Career High 26 Points, Six Splashes

There was no sugar coating Tuesday’s final result: the Warriors struggled mightily in the first half and that set the tone, as the Dubs fell to the Dallas Mavericks 133-103 on the home hardwood at Chase Center.

TEAM LEADERS


GSW
Points Rebounds Assists
Curry - 27 Green - 11 Wiggins / Mannion - 5
Mulder - 26 Poole / Mulder - 5 Toscano-Anderson - 4
Wiggins - 15 3 Tied - 4 Green / Poole - 3


DAL
Points Rebounds Assists
Doncic - 39 Powell - Finney-Smith - 8 Doncic - 8
3 Tied - 13 Hardaway Jr. - 7 Brunson - 3
Brunson - 12 Doncic / Kleber - 6 Kleber / Burke - 2

The Warriors started the game 3-for-3 on their field goals and took the lead at 8:40 left in the first quarter following a Stephen Curry step-back jumper, but then the team would not score for the next 10 minutes played. In that time, the Mavericks went on a 33-4 run that became the determining factor of the game.

The Dubs were held to just 29 first half points and sub-25 percent shooting by a stifling Dallas defense.

Guard Mychal Mulder notched career highs in points (26) and three-pointers made (6) in his third consecutive start. He is averaging 17 points per game across his last three contests.

Stephen Curry finished with 27 points on a 5-for-9 night on his 3-point attempts. He extended his NBA record of most treys made in a month up to 90 through April.

And coming off the bench with 10 points each were Kelly Oubre Jr. and Jordan Poole. Both dropped two splashes each in the contest, while Poole added three dimes as well.

The squad will look to bounce back quickly on Thursday when the Warriors hit the road to play the Minnesota Timberwolves (5 p.m., NBCSBA). That game will also tipoff the final road trip for the Dubs that includes four games, all against clubs sitting below them in the Western Conference standings.

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