Golden State Warriors defeat Dallas Mavericks in Game 5, and return to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2019.

SAN FRANCISCO – The Golden State Warriors The NBA Finals will be their first visit since 2019, and sixth time in the past eight years.

With their victory over the Warriors by 120 to 110, the Warriors sealed their fate. Dallas Mavericks In Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals, Thursday night

Klay Thompson Played his best game of series with 32 points, shooting 12-of-25, including eight 3-pointers, to finish the game.

Golden State took the game in its stride early and built an 18-point lead during the second quarter. This was the biggest first-half lead for Warriors and the Mavericks have experienced this postseason.

Dallas scored a run in the third. They outscored the Warriors 15-2 in 3:51, cutting down the Mavericks' 25 point deficit to seven.

However, the Warriors started the fourth quarter with a short run that allowed them to build a comfortable lead. The Warriors were able keep the Mavericks at arms length the rest of the game.

All five Warriors starters were in double-digits. Thompson's offensive performance was the best of the series. Draymond Green He had his highest scoring game in the playoffs with 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Also, he received nine assists. Andrew Wiggins While Kevon Looney There were 10 Stephen Curry Scored 15.

Thursday's Game 5 was also an opportunity to showcase the Warriors' depth. This was greatly needed. Otto Porter Jr. Left foot soreness sidelined Nemanja Bjelica Porter was substituted and Porter was first to check in. Porter immediately responded with strong defense, scoring a plus-14 rating in his first eleven-minute spurt.

Moses MoodyThe person who has been selected to fill the vacancy is. Gary Payton IIThe Warriors received an offensive boost from's minutes. He scored seven points in his nine minutes.

Overall though, the Warriors offense was not at its best. Their defense helped them win, especially when it comes to containment. Luka Doncic.

Doncic was held by the Warriors to just six points during the first half. This is the most points Doncic has scored in any half of the regular season or playoffs. Doncic attempted 12 shots in the first half, but none of them were successful. He ended up with 28.

Golden State will be facing either the Boston Celtics Or Miami Heat In the Finals.

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