Stephen Curry’s Clutch and Chris Paul’s Impact in Warriors Loss To Mavericks


Warriors lose 108-106 in Dallas after snapping Mavericks win streak at Chase Center Tuesday. PJ Washington made a difference for the Mavericks with a game-high of 32 points, including five made threes. Stephen Curry scored half of the Warriors’ 28 points in the 4th quarter. After Washington’s winning field goal, Warriors were unable convert a potential game-winning three-point attempt.

Golden State Warriors Highlights vs. Dallas Mavericks

Team Leaders


Points Rebounds Assists
Curry – 28 Jackson-Davis – 8 Paul – 8,
Thompson – 16 Green – 7 Curry – 5
Payton/Podziemski – 14 Looney – 7 Podziemski – 5


Points Rebounds Assists
Washington – 32 Gafford – 15 Exum – 7
Irving – 26 Irving – 8 Irving – 7
Hardaway Jr. Washington – 5 Gafford – 5

In contrast to their hot start in Houston the Warriors found themselves 16 points down in the first period on Friday. The Warriors responded with a run of 19-2, capped by Chris Paul’s buzzer-beating shot that gave them the lead. Paul had a plus-17 for the quarter and finished the frame with a 2-for-1. The Warriors bench shot 7-for-7 during the quarter. 

What a shot from Chris Paul

Paul continued to dominate the game, with four steals alone in the second quarter. This is the most steals Paul has had in a quarter of his career. Paul played his usual shift in the second period with the reserve players. He returned with 2 minutes and 57 seconds left to close the half with the starters. The Dubs were able to outscore Dallas by eight points in the quarter, and ‘CP3″”s lob of Trayce Jackson Davis gave them a lead at halftime. 

Paul finished the game by scoring nine points and had eight assists, five rebounds. He also had four steals, and a blocked shot. He had a plus-22 after 31 minutes. This was the highest plus-minus of the game.

Player Game Recap Statistics

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Steve Kerr, the head coach of the team, decided to bring Curry on earlier than usual when he was eight points behind with 10:42 left in the fourth quarter. Curry’s clutch 3-pointer cut the deficit down to one in the final minutes, giving him 12 points for the quarter. Curry tied the score after a Mavericks free throw with a clutch mid-range step-back jumper. He finished the third quarter with 14 points, shooting 5-for-10.

Stephen Curry hits the way downtown

Gary Payton II, who scored 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting in the fourth quarter, also rose to this occasion.

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The Warriors will be hosting the Utah Jazz Chase Center, Sunday at 5:30 pm.

  • The Warriors’ six game winning streak (3/26 – 4/4) was snapped tonight. They also lost a five game road winning streak. 
  • The Warriors fell to 23-16 on the road this season… Golden State has won 15 of the last 19 games away from home, the most road wins in the NBA since 2/5. 
  • The Warriors won 23 games between 1/30 and 1/30. This is the second-most wins in the NBA over this period (Boston leads with 25 wins). 
  • Golden State lost the season series to Dallas 1-3… The Warriors have lost eight of their last 10 games vs. the Mavericks in Dallas. 
  • The Warriors fell to 10-6 in the second game of back-to-back sets on the season… Golden State has one more back-to-back set remaining this season out of a league-high 17. 
  • Tonight was the Warriors 45th clutch game. They lost 22-23. 
  • Golden State’s 25th different starting lineup this season. 
  • The Warriors’ reserves outscored the opponent bench for the 53rd time this season (39-20 tonight)… They came into tonight’s game ranked third in the league in bench scoring.  
  • Stephen Curry sank five 3-pointers to give him 339 for the season, the most in the NBA, and the fourth-most 3-pointers made in a single season in NBA history (Curry has five of the top six spots on the NBA’s all-time single-season 3-pointers made list)… His free throw streak ended at 33 consecutive makes after missing his third attempt of the night (the streak began on 3/16 at LAL).
    • Tonight marked his 36th match of the season. He made five-or more threes. That’s a league-leading number (Doncic is second, with 23 such games). 
  • Gary Payton II Scored 14 points off the Bench, tallying double digits for the eighth time in the season and falling one point short of matching his season best (15, 10/29 HOU).
  • Brandin Podziemski This was his 36th consecutive game with double-digit scoring.
  • Chris Paul Recorded a season high tying four steals at WAS (2/27).
  • Moses Moody This was his ninth start in the lineup. 
  • Andrew Wiggins missed tonight’s contest due to left ankle soreness… Jonathan Kuminga did not play due to bilateral knee tendonitis… Dario Šarić I was unable to play because of pain in the right knee’s lateral joint line.


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