DALLAS —superstar He doesn't consider it an honor to be swept in the Western Conference finals. He remains focused on defeating the regardless of the long odds, in the series.
The Mavs want to be the first team in NBA history that overcomes a 3-0 deficit and wins a series. This feat has been attempted by 146 other teams. Dallas made a first step in this direction with aTuesday's Game 4 will be held at the American Airlines Center.
Doncic stated, “I mean, it's still possible to win. “Swept or unswept, at the end of the day, if your lose, you lose. It doesn't matter how many times we win. We must go game by game. We will believe until the very end.
Dallas pulled off a surprise in the postseason by rallying from deficits of 2-0 and 3-1 to defeat No. #1 overall seedIn the conference semifinals. The Mavs won that series by beating the Suns 33 to 1. This was the largest blowout win for a road team since 1948.
Doncic, a 23 year-old Doncic who was first-team All NBA before Thursday's match, added to his impressive performances in possible elimination matches with a 30-point, fourteen-rebound, nine assist performance against the Warriors.
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, he joined Hall of FamerAs the only player in NBA history to score at minimum 30 points in each of their five possible elimination games.
Doncic stated, “I just want the game to win and that's all.” We have more work ahead of us, you know. This is not enough. We have three more.”
After three quarters, the Mavs led by 29 points. They did this largely by destroying the Warriors' zone. Jason Kidd of Dallas called this “a compliment” because they cannot guard us 1-on-1. Through three quarters Dallas was 19 of 36 from 3-point range. Golden State coach Steve Kerr then pulled his starters.
Kerr stated that the team was not alert defensively tonight. Kerr's team has now failed in three of its three postseason series. “We weren't sharp. They were not sharp.
However, the game was not without drama.. Kerr took starters after the Mavs lost their lead to just one digit with three minutes remaining. , After Dallas' timeout, the team returned to the court.
Doncic took a bite from a feedThe Warriors won the next possession and pushed the lead back to 10.
Kidd stated, “There's not panic.” “We had a very large lead. They had to make a choice. They called their group back and couldn't get it done.”
For Thursday's Game 5, the series will be back in San Francisco.
“Everybody in that room feels like they have more basketball to do,” declared a forward for the Mavs.The winner was, who scored 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting. “We wanted to win the game by all means.”