The Golden State Warriors did what they were supposed to do in the Western Conference Finals. They defend their homecourt to take the 2-0 series lead after winning Game Two Friday Night in San Francisco. Unlike Game One, the Dallas Mavericks came out firing to start Game Two. The Mavs hit 15 threes in the first half as they took a 72-58 lead at the break. Luka Doncic scored 24 points and his backcourt mate Jalen Brunson scored 20 points in the first half, but yet it didn't feel like the Mavs were in complete control of the game with a 14-point lead at halftime.
And it would turn out to be true unfortunately for the Mavs.
The Warriors had their patent third quarter showing that turned the game around in Golden State's favor. The Warriors outscored the Mavs 25-13 and cut a 14-point halftime deficit, 19-point deficit in the first half, to only two points heading to the fourth quarter. From there the Warriors would drop43 points in the final quarter enroute to a 126-117 win in Game Two.
Steph Curry led the Warriors with 32 points on 11-21 shooting including hitting six threes and grabbing eight rebounds with five assists. Jordan Poole poured in 23 points off the bench in 29 minutes of action while Klay Thompson only scored 15 points on 6-10 shooting. However, the co-player of the night along with Curry has to be Kevon Looney. Looney in 32 minutes of playing due to Draymond Green fouling out, put up 21 points and 12 rebounds helping Golden State double the Mavs in points in the paint, 62-30. 11 of Looney's 21 points came in that vintage third quarter.
Luka Doncic led all scoring with 42 points with five rebounds and eight assists. Jalen Brunson finished with 31 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. The Mavs received contributions from Reggie Bullock, who scored 21 points with hitting six three-pointers but obviously wasn't enough to contain the Warriors inside Chase Center.
Now the series shifts over to Dallas, Texas as Game Three will Sunday night and Game Four will Tuesday night with both games starting at 9:00PM on TNT.