Wiggins and Warriors dunk Mavericks 109-100 for the series lead 3-0

DALLAS (AP) — Stephen Curry wavered for the TV crew, Andrew Wiggins rocked Luka Doncic with a posterizing dunk, and the Warriors think they’re sweeping.

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 on Sunday night for a 3- 0 in the Western Conference Finals.

“He looks like Dominique Wilkins there,” Klay Thompson said of Wiggins after scoring 19 points as the Warriors cruised to the NBA Finals, three years after a five-year run ended. yielded three championships.

Golden State, which swept Portland in its last Western Final of 2019 before Toronto won the title, heads into the Game 4 sweep Tuesday at Dallas. No team has rallied 3-0 to win an NBA playoff series.

“I love the position we’re in,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I like that our team came in and got the win tonight. It was the one we felt we had to get. Coming here 2-0, you have to take advantage of your momentum.

Doncic scored 40 goals and beat the first-quarter buzzer with a 32-footer that sent the crowd going again with the Mavericks at home trailing 2-0, as they did against top seed Phoenix before winning the Western semi-final series in seven games.

But that shimmy-inducing bucket from the young superstar was a blow on an otherwise tough 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 from Dallas, missed all 12 of their combined 3 and were 0-15 overall. Both went scoreless, offsetting Spencer Dinwiddie’s 26 points from the bench. Jalen Brunson scored 20.

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