Warriors Fall to Mavericks on Wednesday Night
Andrew Wiggins led the Warriors with 17 points
The Warriors fell to the Dallas Mavericks 99-82 at American Airlines Center on Wednesday night.
A 21-3 Warriors run in the third quarter brought the Warriors ahead after trailing by double digits, but the Dubs’ shooting woes were too much to overcome against the Mavericks.
|Wiggins - 17||Payton II - 11||Curry - 5|
|Curry - 14||Curry - 9||Green - 4|
|Payton II - 11||Looney - 6||Payton II / Poole - 3|
|Doncic - 26||Kleber - 10||Doncic - 8|
|Finney-Smith - 17||Finney-Smith - 9||Brunson - 4|
|Brunson - 15||Doncic - 7||Bullock / Kleber - 2|
The Warriors shot a season-worst 17.9 percent from 3-point range, making just 5-of-28 attempts from long distance. The Warriors also scored a season-low 82 points.
THIRD QUARTER START
After shooting 39 percent in the first half, including making just one of 15 3-point attempts, the Warriors looked like a much different team to start the second half. The Dubs made six of their first eight shots from the field in the third frame, making all three 3-point attempts and turning a 11-point halftime deficit into a seven-point lead.
Gary Payton II recorded his first double-double of the season on Wednesday night, recording 11 points and 11 rebounds. Payton has now scored in double figures in eight consecutive games, a career-best for him. He also added three assists and two steals.
The Mavericks retired Dirk Nowitzki’s No. 41 jersey after the game on Wednesday. Nowitzki scored 31,560 points in his career, the sixth most in NBA history. He also ranks third in league history in minutes played (51,368), fourth in games played (1,522), sixth in wins (916), eighth in field goals made (11,169), 13th in 3-pointers made (1,982), seventh in free throws made (7,240), sixth in defensive rebounds (10,021), 26th in total rebounds (11,489) and 52nd in blocks (1,281). Nowitzki is of 13 players in league history to appear in at least 10 All-Star games and be named both MVP and Finals MVP. Nowitzki is the only player in NBA history to play 21 seasons with the same franchise.
The Warriors conclude their back-to-back set on Thursday night as the Warriors head to New Orleans to face the 13-25 Pelicans at Smoothie King Center. The Warriors have had a lot of success in New Orleans recently, winning 15 of the last 18 games there. Brandon Ingram is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 22.2 points per game.
More Notables ...
- The Warriors fell to 29-8 on the season (12-5 on the road), which is tied for the best record in the NBA.
- Golden State was held to a season-low 82 points.
- Dallas has won seven of the last eight meetings with Golden State, including three-straight wins.
- The Warriors held the Mavericks to 37.9% from the field, falling for the first time this season when holding the opposition below 40% (7-1).
- Up Next: The Warriors travel to New Orleans to face the Pelicans in the second game of a back-to-back set tomorrow night (5 p.m. PST).
- Stephen Curry made a 3-point basket in his 160th consecutive game, extending his NBA-record streak… Curry finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
- Gary Payton II scored in double figures for the eighth-straight game, extending a career-best streak while tallying his third career double-double with 11 points to go with a season-high 11 rebounds.
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