How can Dallas Mavericks avoid sweep in Game 4 vs. Warriors: 3. Stay aggressive
The Mavs are driving 52.8 times per game in the playoff, which is by far the most among the final four teams. Head coach Jason Kidd loves to talk about getting two feet into the paint on possessions to open shots. Dallas is doing that in this series, but the Warriors' defense collapses hard to prevent shots at the rim.
Aggressiveness lead to 34 Mavericks' free throws and 17 shots in the restricted area in Game 3. They need to try to get downhill to create open looks.
The Mavs drove the ball 57 times in Game 3 as they shot 14 of 19 from the field and went to the free-throw line 19 times off drives. It was fantastic offense from Dallas, but the issue was they passed out of drives 26 of the 57 times and had just two assists. The Warriors passed out of drives 23 of 45 times and had six dimes.
The results have not been what the Mavericks want, but they need to stay aggressive on Tuesday night. Luka Doncic and company must get into the paint and kick the ball out if the defense collapses. When they pass, the role players have to step up and make shots.