Curry scores 48, hits 11 3s while Warriors Mavs beats 119-114
DALLAS (AP) – Stephen Curry scored 48 points, making 11 3-pointers and the Golden State Warriors held the Dallas Mavericks 119-114 on Sunday-evening.
Kevin Durant added 28 points to the Warriors, and Klay Thompson had nine of his 16 in the fourth quarter when the Warriors received a brave fight from a Dallas team that played without the highest two points.
Curry's 11th 3-wager of the game – a season high rated – gave the Warriors a 117-114 lead after a tapped fourth quarter.
Draymond Green blocked the drive of Jalen Brunson at the other end and ensured the loose ball. The Mavericks forced a miss, but Harrison Barnes turned the ball over to the frontcourt with another 5 seconds to go. Curry sealed the game with free throws.
Luka Doncic scored 26 points for Dallas and Barnes had 22. Brunson had 12 of the bench in 30 minutes, instead of the injured J.J. Barea and Dennis Smith Jr.
Devin Harris gave Dallas his first lead since the second quarter with a row of layup to keep it 105-103 with 5:29. Harris followed with a 3 for a lead of five runs and an 11-0 run.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) passes the ball around Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris (34) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, January 13, 2019 in Dallas. (AP Photo / Richard W. Rodriguez)
Curry tied it to 114 with a floater in the lane with 1:39 to play, and Doncic missed a 3 at the other end and set Curry's winner. Dallas missed the last eight shots from the field.
Golden State threw a 10-run lead midway through the third quarter, but Doncic's 3 started a 7-0 run and drew the Mavs within 80-77. Doncic struck another 3 from far behind the line to close the quarter and narrow the gap from Warriors to 92-88.
Curry had 16 points and Durant nine in the first quarter for all 25 points of Golden State.
The Warriors followed 29-25 after one, but closed the first half on a 22-10 run to make it 62-54 in the break. Curry and Durant combined to score 16 of Golden State's last 18 points in half.
BAREA TO HAVE SURGERY ON MONDAY
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said that Barea would be operated on Monday to repair his torn right Achilles tendon. Barea suffered the injury in the fourth quarter Friday night against Minnesota and is out for the season.
"It is heartbreaking for all of us," Carlisle said. "I really believe he will be back, he is truly one of the most resourceful players in Mavericks history."
Barea averaged almost 11 points and six assists per game.
Barea's old teammate Harris, who probably sees more responsibility for handling the ball on the second unit, said: "It's hard to lose from him, he does so much for our team, it's not one man in especially those who can replace it, it has to be a group effort. "
Warriors: Before asking questions before the game, Steve Barrrors praised Steve Kerr Barea and named him & # 39; one of my favorite players to view & # 39; Kerr added: "His story is great, you hate to see someone go down, but YY, especially exactly as he competes, as he is wearing himself."
Mavericks: Smith missed his third consecutive game with back tightness. . Carlisle got a technical error with another 49 seconds left in the second quarter, courtesy referee Ed Malloy after the coach's animated reaction to a non-call on a game that Carlisle thought was a Warriors fault.
Warriors: Tuesday in Denver in a matchup of the top two teams of the Western Conference.
Mavericks: Host San Antonio on Wednesday.
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CORRECTING SUNDAY NOT WEDNESDAY – Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives the ball past Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, January 13, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo / Richard W. Rodriguez)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives past Dallas Mavericks ahead of Dorian Finney-Smith (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo / Richard W. Rodriguez)
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