Curry, Warriors Push Mavericks to the Brink with Game 3 Win 2022

DALLAS (AP) - Stephen Curry scored 31 points, Andrew Wiggins added 27 while posting Luka Donsick and the Golden State Warriors beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-100 on Sunday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals.

Clay Thompson scored 19 with a pair of big fourth-quarter three-pointers as the Warriors advanced to victory in their return to the NBA Finals, after finishing one run on five consecutive trips that won three championships.

The Golden State, which swept Portland in its most recent West final in 2019 before winning the Toronto title, went on to sweep Game 4 in Dallas on Tuesday

Neither team came down 3-0 to win the NBA Playoff Series.

Donsick scored 40 and beat the first-quarter market with a 32-footer that allowed the crowd to go back 2-0 with the Mavericks at home,

Donsick scored 40 and beat the first-quarter market with a 32-footer that allowed the crowd to go back 2-0 with the Mavericks at home,

as they did against top-seeded Phoenix before winning the Western Semi-final series in seven games.

But that shake-induced bucket was a blip from the three-point range to an otherwise rough night for the Mavericks, who missed their first seven and finished 13 out of 45.

Reggie Bullock and Maxi Kleber, two long-range experts from Dallas, missed 12 of their three matches and were 0 for 15 overall. Both were scoreless, with Spencer offset by 26 points from the bench. Jalen Brunson scored 20 runs.