The Mavericks won 104-94 on Friday in Dallas against the Warriors. The team has been playing very balanced basketball and has been finding it easy to get a lot of players involved. They have many threats that can score at any time and defenses have trouble defending them due to all the personnel they use to score. The Mavericks are now 36-28 on the season and improve their home record to 23-10 this season.
Carter led the way fro Dallas as he scored 19 points in the contest. He was able to get a lot of solid looks that he was able to take advantage of. The Mavericks were up most the game and really opened things up in the second half. The team outscored the Warriors in three of the games quarters. This included the huge second half that found the Mavs outscoring the Warriors 54-45. The Mavericks seem to be a team that is ready to defend their title, but they will have a lot of good teams to beat in order to do so.
The Warriors got 26 points from Thompson who was a very bright spot in the line up. Jenkins also added 10 assists in the contest for Golden State. In the end it was all not enough. The Warriors scored over 25 points in just one quarter of the contest. The team is now 22-40 on the season while their away record falls to 10-21. It was apparent that the Warriors lost all their fight and in the end the Mavs prevailed.