The Golden State Warriors took a 1-0 series lead against the Dallas Mavericks after a 112-87 blowout in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Mavericks star Luka Doncic finished the game with 20 points shooting 6-18 from the floor and 3-10 from deep. In the second half, Doncic scored just two points and added six more turnovers to end the game.
In the post-game press conference, Coach Jason Kidd told reporters that Luka Magic will be better in Game Two and that Doncic understands how the Warriors will guard him.
“He’s only 23, and we really don’t talk about his age that much, but he understands what they’re trying to do, and he’ll be better. We believe that in the locker room, and there’s not much to say, we knew what was going to come, and we didn’t make shots. He got in the paint and created some looks for guys who normally make them, and they just didn’t go down this evening.”
The Mavericks shot 36 percent from the floor as a team and 22.9 percent from downtown.
Dallas looks to regroup and tie the series Friday for Game Two of the Western Conference Finals in Chase Center.
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