After the Golden State Warriors easily won Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against the Dallas Mavericks, many hoped that the Maves would return and make the series at least somewhat competitive.
Dallas jumped to a big lead early in Game 2, and it looked like the matchup would probably be an interesting one.
But the Warriors made a huge comeback and competed 126-117.
On Sunday, the Mavs wanted to get back on board in this series.
But with the exception of Luka Donsic and Jalen Brunson, no one else on the team apparently was able to throw marbles in the Gulf of Mexico and they fell to 109-100.
Game 3 Final: Warriors 109, Mavericks 100
-Kari 31 and 11a, Wiggins 27 and 11r
-Source: Dog defense, timely offense and exploitation of dog-tired opponents
-They want to sweep, because they understand the value of rest and reset
– Monte Poole (ontMontePooleNBCS) May 23, 2022
With a commanding 3-0 series lead, the Warriors are making it clear that they are ready to win the NBA Championship, and they are starting to look like the best team in basketball.
The warriors are coming together
Even when the team started 18-2 this season, a lot of people weren’t sure about Golden State or its chances of winning.
Clay Thompson has yet to recover from an ACL injury and tore Achilles apart, and with the exception of old standby Stephen Curry and Drymond Green, the rest of the team was completely different from reaching the NBA Finals in 2019 for the last time. .
Andrew Wiggins is still being integrated into the Warriors system, while Jordan Poole, Gary Payton II, Damien Lee and Auto Porter are being developed as bench contributors.
After Thompson’s return, the team expanded due to injuries to Curry and Green.
But once the play-offs started, the Warriors were healthy again, and occasionally, they looked outstanding in the first two rounds.
The Golden State opponent in the first round, the Under-Man Denver Nuggets, didn’t know what hit them, and the Memphis Grizzlies had several extended competitors, but they were too young and too injured to mount a serious challenge.
The Golden State has just begun, as the World Conference begins to see its best version in the finals.
Not only did it show its expected offensive excellence, but it also locked down Doncick’s supporting cast.
He had another great game with 40 points on Sunday, which came with a 42-point performance in Game 2.
However, none other than Brunson and Spencer Dinuidi were able to reach the double figures for Dallas.
Reggie Bullock missed his 10-shot effort in Game 3 when Maxi Kleber was 0-of-5 off the field.
Fighters played box-and-one, hedge-on-switches to avoid discrepancies and zones in the Mavs – basically everything under the sun and the Mavs didn’t seem to be able to cope with that level of pressure. Stop telling me that any team has a better defense than them. They are the best defensive team.
– Jim Park: (েরsheridanblog) May 23, 2022
The Warriors are the favorites to win the World Championship
According to several sources, Golden State is now an easy favorite to win after winning its Game 3.
In the Eastern Conference Finals, both the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics look impressive at times, but that series has so far been marked by a wild swing of momentum and a lack of lasting continuity.
The Celtics have an outstanding defense and Jason Tatum has a Borderline superstar, but they don’t have a real floor general and perhaps the Warriors could use it in the final matchup.
Miami has the right emotional makeup, but sometimes it seems to lack the offensive firepower needed to overcome the hump, especially against highly talented opponents.