Luka Doncic Helps Dallas Mavericks Beat Golden State Warriors

"It's still 3-1 and Golden State is a tough place to play. But we've won there before. We just have to take care of the ball and make shots."

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Luka Doncic Helps Dallas Mavericks Beat Golden State Warriors.

Luka Doncic scored 30 points as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference play-offs.

The Mavericks had trailed 3-0, but their 119-109 victory means the best-of-seven series will be decided in a fifth game on Thursday.

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In the NBA’s 75-year history, no team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven playoff series.

“We’re going to stick together. It’s going to be tough, we know that, but we have to stay together,” Doncic said.

“Our defence was amazing today. That’s how we’ve got to play, when we play like this we’re a dangerous team,” added the 23-year-old Slovenian, who finished with 14 rebounds and nine assists.

The fourth game in the series was delayed by 20 minutes at halftime due to a leaking roof, which caused puddles to form at one end of the Mavericks’ court.

The team was more efficient than their home court, and their victory was built on a 19-2 scoring run in the second quarter.

Dorian Finney-Smith led Dallas with 23 points, Reggie Bullock had 18, Jalen Brunson had 15, Maxi Kleber had 13 and Spencer Dinwiddie had ten.

“We believe it’s just one game at a time, we did our part tonight and found a way to win,” Dallas coach Jason Kidd said.

“The next part is to find a way to win on the road. We can’t get ahead of ourselves.

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“It’s still 3-1 and Golden State is a tough place to play. But we’ve won there before. We just have to take care of the ball and make shots.”

Golden State is attempting to win its seventh NBA Finals, while Dallas has only won once, in 2011.

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