Warriors vs Mavericks Game 4 Picks and Predictions: Luka Uses the Force To Keep Dallas Alive, The Golden State Warriors think they're playing with "house money", but they have trouble sealing the deal with a big series lead. Our NBA betting picks count on a better-shooting Mavericks team to rally behind Luka Doncic in Game 4.
The Golden State Warriors' road trip will continue as they head to American Airlines Center at 9 p.m. ET Tuesday to face off against the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors will be strutting in after a win while Dallas will be stumbling in from a loss.
Dallas is out to make up for these teams' matchup on Sunday. Golden State was able to grind out a solid victory over Dallas, winning 109-100. Golden State relied on the efforts of point guard Stephen Curry, who shot 5-for-10 from beyond the arc and finished with a double-double on 31 points and 11 assists along with five rebounds, and small forward Andrew Wiggins, who posted a double-double on 27 points and 11 boards.
Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. ET from American Airlines Center in Dallas. Dallas is listed as a one-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Warriors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, with the over-under set at 215.5. Before locking in any Warriors vs. Mavericks picks and NBA predictions, you need to see what SportsLine expert Matt Severance has to say.
DALLAS (AP) Stephen Curry shimmied for the TV crew, Andrew Wiggins shook Luka Doncic with a posterizing dunk and the Warriors are thinking sweep.
Curry scored 31 points, Wiggins' playoff career high 27 points included the dunk that was originally called an offensive foul and Golden State beat the Dallas Mavericks 109-100 Sunday night for a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
''He's looking like Dominique Wilkins out there,'' Klay Thompson said of Wiggins after scoring 19 points as the Warriors moved to the brink of the NBA Finals, three years after the end of a five-year run that yielded three championships.
Golden State, which swept Portland in its most recent West finals in 2019 before Toronto won the title, goes for the sweep in Game 4 on Tuesday in Dallas. No team has rallied from 3-0 down to win an NBA playoff series.
''I love the position we're in,'' Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. ''I love the fact that our team came in and got the win tonight. This was the one we felt like we had to get. Coming here up 2-0, you've got to take advantage of your momentum.''
Doncic scored 40 and beat the first-quarter buzzer with a 32-footer that got the crowd going with the Mavericks again at home trailing 2-0, as they did against top-seeded Phoenix before winning the West semifinal series in seven games.
But that shimmy-inducing bucket from the young superstar was a blip on an otherwise rough night from 3-point range for the Mavericks, who missed their first seven and finished 13 of 45.
Reggie Bullock and Maxi Kleber, two long-range specialists for Dallas, missed all 12 of their 3s combined and were 0-15 overall. Both went scoreless, offsetting Spencer Dinwiddie's 26 points off the bench. Jalen Brunson scored 20.
Wiggins' one-handed dunk over Doncic midway through the fourth quarter was called a foul because his elbow made contact around Doncic's neck as Doncic jerked backward and fell. But the replay ruling after Kerr challenged was incidental contact, giving Golden State a 93-83 lead.
The line for Mavericks vs. Warriors has been steady at -1 Dallas. The total opened, and has remained, at 215.5.
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