In typical Golden State fashion, the lovable lightning bolts laid into the best team in the league last night. The Warriors abruptly halted the Mavericks’ league-best 17 game winning streak in definitive fashion.
This game represented exactly what the Warriors should be: a high-scoring team with a well-balanced attack. Let’s check out the stats. 117 points against one of the best defensive teams in the league. The scoring breakdown reads like a high school team: no one over 20 and eight (8!) scored at least eight (8!) points. Every starter, plus Monta and Pietrus, had at least one steal, with J-Rich leading the way with four.
Most impressive though, were the assists: 31 assists on 44 field goals versus only 14 turnovers. Baron, J-Rich and Crazy Steve all dished out seven (7!) dimes apiece.
The playoff dream remains alive. And with our recent dominance against Dirk’s Digglers, a first-round matchup with Dallas just got a little more interesting.
Warriors-Dallas recap [ESPN]