The Warriors have rallied behind their King in the West, Stephen Curry, and laid waste to Mavericks’ hopes of conquering the Western Conference .The vintage, ‘3rd-quarter Warriors’ stormed Dallas, tore their defense down with a spearhead by the name of Stephen Curry. Curry dropped 31 points while the Man of the Match, Andrew Wiggins, bagged 27 points as Golden State once again asserted their dominance over Dallas to take a commanding 3-0 series lead, in the Western Conference Finals. It was a normal day at the office for Steph, who was impeccable in offense, but needed a hammering from Andre Iguodala to perform better defensively !
Luka Doncic tried to carve path of hope for the Mavericks with 40 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists but, fate did not favour him again. Despite the combined 46 points from Jalen Brunson and Spencer Dinwiddie, Dallas did not have enough in the tank to finish off the win to get back in this series. Reggie Bullock and Maxi Kleber, two downtown experts for Dallas, missed all 12 of their 3-pointers combined and were 0-15 overall, in what was a calamitic shooting display from Dallas.
Stephen Curry was once again the spearhead of the Warrior’s offense as he finished the game with 31 points, 11 assists and 5 rebounds on 10-of-20 shooting and 5-of-10 from beyond the arc. Wiggins produced a playoff career-high in scoring with 27 points, 11 rebounds and three assists while also throwing down a highlight-reel poster dunk on Luka Doncic. Klay Thompson bagged 19 points as Jordan Poole and Draymond Green scored 10 points apiece.
” Stop F**king Around” – Andre Iguodala unimpressed with Stephen Curry’s careless turnover
Stephen Curry had a great game and had 50% shooting overall, however the Golden State Warriors veteran , Andre Iguodala was furious with him producing unnecessary turnovers in the game. Curry scored 11 points in the third quarter, giving the Warriors their biggest lead at 78-64 with a classic step-back 3 in the dying moments and turning to the national TV crew for a close-up view of his shoulder shimmy.
Warriors forward Andre Iguodala, who has missed the last eight (8) games due to a disc injury in his neck, has been advising and aiding the team to play better. Another case was seen today as he went over to Stephen Curry after the 3rd quarter, and with a little bit of frustration told him to be more responsible in possession. Iguodala has been an important presence for the Warriors, even on the bench, as his constructive criticism has made players shine over the years.
The Warriors will try and put an end to Dallas’s misery on Tuesday, doing so they will lock horns with the winner of the Boston Celtics-Miami Heat series in the Eastern Conference, for the greatest prize in basketball on the grandest stage of them all. Though Dallas managed to keep it close down to the final buzzer, unlike in the previous two contests of this series, it just didn’t feel like they could make a legitimate run without guys like Bullock, Finney-Smith and Kleber making shots
Golden State has been dominant through this entire series, and are now one win away from reaching its sixth NBA Finals in eight years, with Iguodala on his way to reach the 7th straight Final in 8 years. There’s still work to be done here, Doncic and the rest of the Mavericks squad will surely do everything in their power to try and extend this series and avoid a sweep. But with the Warriors comfortably in the driver’s seat right now, it’s not too early to start thinking about the most awaited game of the NBA season.