Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks preview


Tipoff: 7:30 p.m. Friday during Oracle Arena.

TV: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

Records: Warriors 64-7, No. 1 in a Western Conference. Mavericks 35-36, No. 7 in a Western Conference.

Previous meetings: On Mar 18 during Dallas, a Warriors won 130-112 as Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry total for 70 points, 39 by Thompson. It was a five-point diversion during 113-108 with underneath 3 mins to go, afterwards Thompson buried a 3-pointer that began a 17-4 Warriors run to tighten out a contest. The Warriors tied an NBA record with 15 3-pointers in a initial half, and evened a authorization symbol with 22 for a game. On a down side, Andrew Bogut played usually 9 mins before withdrawal with a stretched large toe on his left feet that sidelined for dual games until he returned Wednesday night opposite a Clippers. … On Dec. 30 during Dallas, a Mavericks handed Golden State usually a second detriment of a season, 114-91, when Curry didn’t play.

Curry was worried by a leg damage and a Warriors trailed 60-42 during halftime. Ian Clark was a Warriors’ tip scorer with 21 points. … On Jan. 27 during Oracle, a Warriors routed Dallas 127-107 with Thompson pouring in 45 points.

Warriors update: A feat over a Mavericks would urge a Warriors to 34-0 during home this deteriorate and give them 52 true wins during Oracle Arena dating behind to January, 2015. … Curry and Thompson pennyless brief scoring droughts during a Warriors drubbing of a Clippers on Wednesday night. Curry went for 33 points after being hold to 19 and 14 in a final dual games. Thompson posted really identical numbers — 32 points opposite a Clippers after being singular to 17 and 15 in his final dual games. … Draymond Green posted a double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds) opposite L.A. It was his initial double-double after 3 games but one. … Bogut returned after blank dual games with a harmed toe. He grabbed 10 rebounds in 20 minutes.

Mavericks update: Mavs are a pits right now — 8 waste in their final 10 games, yet they are 2-3 in their final five. To be fair, 6 of those 8 waste were to playoff contenders, including a Warriors, Cavaliers and Clippers. Still, a Dallas movement puts it in risk of blank a playoffs. The Mavs are in a tight, four-team competition with Portland, Utah and Houston for one of 3 playoff spots in a West. … Dirk Nowitzki, a 17-year veteran, has been on a good roll, with during slightest 20 points in 9 true games. Twice during this strain he went for 30, and Sunday he illuminated adult a Trail Blazers for 40 in a 132-120 Dallas win. … Two large problems for a Mavs: Shooting ensure Wesley Matthews, a highest-paid actor on a group during $16.4 million, is sharpened a career-low 35.2 percent from 3-point range. Also spiteful a Mavs: combo brazen Chandler Parsons, a Mavericks’ subsequent highest-paid star during $15 million-plus, is out for a deteriorate with a ripped meniscus in his right knee.

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