WCF Game 2: Warriors Go Up 2-0 Over Mavs

Jonathan Grant | May 21st, 2022

It was a much tighter contest in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Friday, but the result was still the same as Game 1. The Golden State Warriors came out on top, besting the Dallas Mavericks 126-117 to take both of their home games ahead of the series swinging to Dallas. Down 14 at the break and having given up 42 points in total to Luka Doncic, the Warriors simply found a way to come back and down the Mavs and take firm control.

Golden State of Mind

Steph Curry, obviously, is always a big part of their puzzle, and he contributed here to the victory by dropping 32 points while Jordan Poole had 23 and four other Warriors had at least ten to their name. The Mavs continued to rely heavily on Doncic, as the 42 points suggest, and while they did also get 31 from breakout star Jalen Brunson, they didn’t get hardly anything from the bench. That held them back tremendously, and it now leaves them in a hole as they head back to Texas for Games 3 and 4. The good news for them is that they overcame a 2-0 deficit in the last round to defeat Phoenix, so this series is far from over regardless of how it may appear.

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