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Chris Paul Scores Season-High 24 Points, Hits Six 3-Pointers in Warriors Loss to Mavericks

Paul Becomes 37th Player in NBA History to Eclipse 22,000 Career Points

Chris Paul had the hot hand, scoring 24 points and hitting six 3-pointers in the Warriors' 132-122 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at Chase Center on Saturday. With the loss, the Dubs end the calendar year with a 15-17 record. They are 8-2 over their last 10 home games and have five games remaining on the homestand to begin 2024.

Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Dallas Mavericks

Team Leaders
GSW
PointsReboundsAssists
Curry - 25Kuminga - 9Curry - 7
Paul - 24Podziemski - 9Paul - 6
Jackson-Davis - 17Saric - 9three -tied - 4
DAL
PointsReboundsAssists
Doncic - 39Lively III - 14Doncic - 10
Exum - 19Doncic - 8Exum - 5
Green - 18Hardaway Jr./Williams - 6Hardaway Jr. - 5

PAUL AND JACKSON-DAVIS GET THE START
Chris Paul and Trayce Jackson-Davis were inserted into the starting lineup on Saturday, replacing Brandin Podziemski and Kevon Looney. Paul and Jackson-Davis connected on an alley-oop for the game's first basket.

Chris Paul sets up the nice finish

Paul hit a season-high six 3-pointers in just nine attempts, matching Stephen Curry for the game-high in made triples. Paul's 24 points only trailed Curry (25 points) by one point. Jackson-Davis had another strong outing, scoring 17 points on 8-for-11 from the field and grabbing six rebounds.

GAME OF RUNS
Saturday's game featured many long runs, particularly in the second quarter, as the Mavericks went on a 13-0 run and the Warriors responded with a 12-0 burst. Dallas led by as many as 16 points, while the Dubs' most significant advantage was four points. 

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CURRY AND DONCIC DUEL
Headed into Saturday's contest, Stephen Curry (4.8 3PM) and Luka Doncic (4.0 3PM) were first and second in the league in made 3-pointers per game. They also both ranked in the top 10 in scoring (Doncic second, 33.7 PPG; Curry ninth, 27.9 PPG). On Saturday, Curry (6) and Doncic (5) combined for 11 made 3-pointers. Doncic finished with a near triple-double, tallying 39 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists. Curry scored 25 points on 25 shots and dished out seven assists. 

Stephen Curry drills the trey

CHRIS PAUL SURPASSES 22K CAREER POINTS
Chris Paul surpassed 22,000 career points by hitting his third 3-pointer of the game in the third quarter. Paul is the 37th player in NBA history to reach this milestone, which his teammate Stephen Curry also achieved earlier this season. 

Chris Paul Surpasses 22K Career Points

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The Warriors begin the new year by hosting the Orlando Magic at Chase Center on Tuesday.



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