01/15/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/15/2020 00:13
SAN FRANCISCO - The Dallas Mavericks continued their dominance on the road.
Dwight Powell and Luka Doncic combined for 41 points and the Mavs ran away and hid from the Golden State Warriors, winning 124-97, on Tuesday night at Chase Center.
The Mavs are now 25-15 overall and 13-5 on the road going into Wednesday's 9 p.m. CT tipoff in Sacramento against the Kings. That game will represent the midway point of the season for the Mavs.
Against the Warriors, the Mavs had little trouble maneuvering around the court and getting what they wanted. The Mavs led, 82-54, after Doncic buried a pair of 3-pointers midway through the third quarter.
And except for a brief rally by the Warriors late in the third quarter when they got within 15 points, the Mavs coasted from there. A 3-pointer by j> J. Barea put the Mavs up, 124-94
Powell led the Mavs with 21 points and six rebounds in just 24 minutes. He was 9-for-9 from the field, falling one made field goal shy of the team record of 10-for-10 from the field in a game set by Brandan Wright in 2014.
Also for the Mavs, Doncic finished with 20 points and eight rebounds, Boban Marjanovic had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 points, Maxi Kleber added 11 points and seven boards, and Barea scored 11 points in just seven minutes.
Dallas led, 36-26, after the first quarter and continued to hammer away at the Warriors while pushing their lead to 65-47 at the half.
Before the game, coach Rick Carlisle discussed trails and tribulations of playing the Warriors and complimented Golden State coach Steve Kerr, whose team has been ravaged by injuries this season..
'Steve has done a great job, and they are very difficult to play,' Carlisle said. 'They have a bunch of guys out there who know their roles and go hard and are really invested in the team.
'They are a scary team.'
That may be true, but on Tuesday it was the Mavs who looked like a scary team to play. The Mavs shot 50.5 percent from the field and won the rebounding battle, 54-36.