Dallas vs Golden State: prediction for the NBA match
Mavericks can already be happy with the result, because no one expected to see the club in the Western Conference Finals. Jason Kidd's men beat Utah (4:2) in the first play-off round and then edged out one of the main title contenders, Phoenix Suns, in a close encounter (4:3).
Dallas advanced into the Conference Finals and now team is fighting against the Warriors. The Mavericks failed to find a victory in first two matches and now team has a mountain to climb. However, Texas club should do better in home matches.
Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are looking impressive so far. Team easily coasted past Denver (4:1) and then took down the Grizzlies (4:2). Players didn't waste much energy in these games, so team approached the Conference Finals in a great form.
Golden State completely outclassed Dallas in the first match, shutting down their offense completely (112:87). Warriors also won the second match (126:117), so club is going to American Airlines Center with a solid handicap.
Club managed to beat the total in each of three latest matches
Three of five latest head-to-head matches started with two-point shots
It is clear that Dallas had not too much time to recover after an exhausting series against Phoenix, so it is difficult to play against such a strong opponent as Golden State. A third defeat in the series will leave Jason Kidd's lads will almost no chance for the NBA Finals.
Golden State will surely to end the series as soon as possible. Warriors put up a great performance in two first matches and now they are looking to continue their impressive run. In our opinion, Steph Curry and co will achieve success once again.
Our prediction - Handicap (+4.5) points for Golden State Warriors
The Mavericks need to go all the way ahead, if they want to bounce back, so hosts surely won't pick a defensive strategy here. Warriors also prefer an offensive style of play, so we are expecting an interesting battle.
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