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Chris Paul Impactful, Stephen Curry Clutch in Warriors Loss to Mavericks

Paul Leads Early Comeback, Curry Scores 14 Points in Fourth Quarter

After snapping the Mavericks' winning streak at Chase Center on Tuesday, the Warriors had their streak ended in a 108-106 loss in Dallas on Friday. With both teams short-handed, PJ Washington was a difference maker for the Mavericks, scoring a game-high 32 points with five made threes. Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors, scoring half of his 28 points in the fourth quarter. After Washington's go-ahead field goal, the Warriors were unable to convert the potential game-winning 3-point attempt.

Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Dallas Mavericks

Team Leaders
Curry - 28Jackson-Davis - 8Paul - 8
Thompson - 16Green - 7Curry - 5
Payton/Podziemski - 14Looney - 7Podziemski - 5
Washington - 32Gafford - 15Exum - 7
Irving - 26Irving - 8Irving - 7
Hardaway Jr. - 13Washington - 5Gafford - 5

Unlike their hot start in Houston, the Warriors found themselves in a 16-point hole in the first quarter on Friday. However, they responded with a 19-2 run, capped by a Chris Paul buzzer-beating splash that gave the Dubs the lead. Paul was a plus-17 in the quarter, executing an effective 2-for-1 to end the frame. The Warriors' bench shot a perfect 7-for-7 in the period. 

What a shot by Chris Paul

Paul continued to control the game with four steals in the second quarter alone, tied for the most steals he's had in a quarter in his career. After playing his usual shift with the reserves well into the second period, Paul returned with 2:57 left in the frame and closed the half with the starters. The Dubs outscored Dallas by eight points with 'CP3' on the floor in the quarter and his lob to Trayce Jackson-Davis gave them the lead at the break. 

Paul finished the game with nine points, eight assists, five rebounds, four steals and a block. He was a plus-22 in 31 minutes, by far the highest plus-minus in the game.

Player Game Recap Stats

Season:2023-24|VS Team:Dallas Mavericks|Date:04/05/2024
Chris Paul headshot
Golden State Warriors logo
#3 | G

Trailing by eight with 10:42 remaining in the fourth quarter, Head Coach Steve Kerr decided to bring Curry in earlier than his usual substitution pattern. Kerr's decision paid off as Curry's clutch 3-pointer in the final minute cut the deficit to one and gave him 12 points in the quarter. After a Mavericks' free throw, Curry tied the score with a clutch step-back mid-range jumper. He finished the quarter with 14 points on 5-for-10 shooting.

Stephen Curry hits from way downtown

Gary Payton II also rose to the occasion in the fourth quarter adding 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting.

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The Warriors will host the Utah Jazz at Chase Center on Sunday (5:30 p.m.).


  • Tonight’s loss snapped the Warriors’ season long six-game winning streak (3/26 to 4/4) and a five-game road-winning streak. 
  • The Warriors fell to 23-16 on the road this season… Golden State has won 15 of the last 19 games away from home, the most road wins in the NBA since 2/5. 
  • The Warriors have won 23 games dating back to 1/30, the second-most in the association over that span (Boston is first with 25 wins). 
  • Golden State lost the season series to Dallas 1-3… The Warriors have lost eight of their last 10 games vs. the Mavericks in Dallas. 
  • The Warriors fell to 10-6 in the second game of back-to-back sets on the season… Golden State has one more back-to-back set remaining this season out of a league-high 17. 
  • Tonight marked the Warriors league-high 45th clutch game, falling to 22-23 in those games. 
  • Golden State deployed the team’s 25th unique starting lineup of the season. 
  • The Warriors’ reserves outscored the opponent bench for the 53rd time this season (39-20 tonight)… They came into tonight’s game ranked third in the league in bench scoring.  
  • Stephen Curry sank five 3-pointers to give him 339 for the season, the most in the NBA, and the fourth-most 3-pointers made in a single season in NBA history (Curry has five of the top six spots on the NBA’s all-time single-season 3-pointers made list)… His free throw streak ended at 33 consecutive makes after missing his third attempt of the night (the streak began on 3/16 at LAL).
    • Tonight marked his 36th game of the season making five-or-more threes, a league-leading mark (Doncic is second with 23-such games). 
  • Gary Payton II scored 14 points off the bench, tallying double figures for the eighth time this season, and falling one point shy of matching his season high (15, 10/29 at HOU).
  • Brandin Podziemski posted 14 points, his 36th game scoring in double figures.
  • Chris Paul recorded a season-high tying four steals (2/27 at WAS).
  • Moses Moody made his ninth appearance in the starting lineup. 
  • Andrew Wiggins missed tonight’s contest due to left ankle soreness… Jonathan Kuminga did not play due to bilateral knee tendonitis… Dario Šarić did not play due to right knee lateral joint line pain.