Golden State is one win away from heading again to the NBA Finals. They went into Dallas and beat the Mavericks regardless of Luka Doncic main all scorers with 40 factors in Recreation 3.
The idea was that if Doncic may simply get slightly assist that may flip the sequence, however even with Jalen Brunson and Spencer Dinwiddie scoring 46 mixed factors, they got here up quick. Golden State is enjoying a such a excessive stage proper now. They’re discovering new methods to use Dallas in each recreation.
Andrew Wiggins has been liable for attempting to maintain Doncic in verify (although there are many switches) however he additionally reminded us all of simply how good a participant could be with a large dunk on Doncic that set the tone, together with 27 factors and 11 rebounds.
Dallas has been very resilient all through these playoffs, however they need to be asking themselves how they’ll flip issues round at this level.
They’re nonetheless small favorites at house despite the fact that they haven’t lined in any of the three losses within the sequence.
Golden State Warriors (3-0) vs. Dallas Mavericks (0-3)
Tuesday, Could 24, 2022
9:00 p.m. ET
American Airways Enviornment, Dallas, Texas
Unfold: Warriors +1 (-110), Mavericks -1 (-110)
Moneyline: Warriors -108, Mavericks -112
The unfold and Moneyline are nearly the identical for this recreation, however which may change all through the day. I believe the ML is the best way to go in an elimination recreation.
I hate to oversimplify this handicap, however going into this sequence, I did like Golden State to win however by no means thought it could be a sweep, so I’m seeking to again the Mavs Tuesday evening. Sweeps are arduous!!
Golden State has appeared nice, however if you find yourself up 3-0, and on the street, there’s undoubtedly a bent to take your foot off the gasoline. In the meantime, Dallas must be motivated to increase their season and has proven some mettle in elimination video games already this postseason.
On a tactical stage, Dallas goes to try to depend on the identical formulation of maxing out Doncic and hoping that others come alongside for the trip. Additionally they need to be sharper on protection. Golden State solely scored 109 factors in Recreation 3, their lowest whole of the sequence, so possibly they’re enhancing on that finish. If they will convey them down even additional, they’ll be of their candy spot.
In fact, that technique may get blown up by one of many Splash Brothers making 7-of-10 three-pointers Up to now, they’ve been managed if not held in verify.
It isn’t going to be the rationale they lose the sport, however not having Otto Porter goes to make issues harder for Golden State. His finest days are behind him, however you understand what you’re going to get from the veteran, in comparison with the combo of rookies Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga. This recreation goes to be shut, so a couple of possessions are going to make a distinction. That’s the place certainty actually issues.
Golden State is just not going to mail it in, however their depth won’t match Dallas’, which I anticipate to be off the charts as they appear to stave off elimination. So long as Luka rises to the second, which he nearly all the time does, Dallas will get the win.
Coming into the sequence, I anticipated Luka would steal a recreation, and that is going to be his final probability to take action. I can get behind that.