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3 takeaways from Dallas Mavericks Game 2 Western Conference Finals loss to Warriors

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Takeaway from Dallas Mavericks WCF Game 2 loss to Warriors: 3. Mavs must attack guards

Head coach Jason Kidd made some wise adjustments in Game 2. Luka Doncic and the Mavs were more aggressive as they were attacking the paint and going at the Warriors' lesser defenders.

In the second half, the Mavericks lost their shooting stroke and Kevon Looney did well defending Doncic. Dallas was creating switches against the big man, but he held his own. Looney moves his feet well, and being the biggest body on the floor is an advantage.

Looney had the first 20-point game of his NBA career in the regular or postseason in Game 2. The versatile big man played outstanding defense and got the Dubs some easy looks inside on his way to a 21-point, 12 rebound double-double.

The 6’9 big man has created problems for Dallas on both ends of the floor in each of the first two games. Looney had five offensive rebounds, while going ten of 14 from the field on Friday night, and he may be the frontrunner for conference finals MVP after Game 2.

The Dallas Mavericks should not be attacking Kevon Looney in this series. They must go at guards and wings because those Warriors have no chance of staying in front of Doncic. 

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