The Western Conference Finals will see a Game Five on Thursday night back in the Bay Area. The Dallas Mavericks avoid being swept at home Tuesday night 119-109 over the Golden State Warriors. No team in NBA history has comeback from a 0-3 deficit in playoff history, but the Mavs took the first step Tuesday night.
Luka Doncic led the way with 30 points, 14 rebounds, and nine assists. That was his 11th 30-point double-double in his playoff career with ten coming on this playoff run. The nine assists are the far most for Doncic in this series and getting help from teammates.
Fellow starters, Dorian Finney-Smith scored 23 points, Reggie Bullock had 18 points, and Jalen Brunson 15 points on 20 of 35 shooting and 11 of 19 from 3. Maxi Kleber scored 13 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 10 points to bring the bench present for Dallas.
For Golden State, this lost snaps their nine-game winning streak in Western Conference Finals games. The Warriors were able to cut the Mavs' 29-point lead down to eight0 before Luka and the Mavs went on an 8-0 run to put the clamps down for good.
Steph Curry led the Warriors with 20 points, five rebounds, and eight rebounds. The other Splash Brothers struggled in Game 4. Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole shot a combined 10-20 from the field with Thomspon scoring 12 points and Poole scoring 14 points. Andrew Wiggins couldn't follow his Game 3 performance in Game 4 only scoring 13 points on 5 for 11 shooting.
On the bright side, Jonathan Kuminga got to take the court in Game 4. Kuminga played 22 minutes scoring 17 points with eight rebounds. Moses Moody also provided some play off the bench with 10 points.
Nevertheless, there will be a Game 5 in San Franisco at Chase Center as the Warriors will get an opportunity to close out the West Finals.