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3 things that propelled Dallas Mavericks to WCF Game 4 win over Warriors

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Thing that propelled Dallas Mavericks to Game 4 win over Warriors: 3. Shooting

The Mavs could not find their shots in the first three games. They had a better shot quality in all three contests, but Dallas shot just 32.6 percent from 3-point range. Golden State has swarmed the paint in this series when Luka and the Mavericks drive, so they need to make open jumpers to be able to win games.

Dallas found their stroke on Tuesday night early, and the shots fell for the first three quarters before they took their foot off the gas. The Mavs were 20 of 43 from 3-point range as they shot 50.0 percent from the field in the win. Seven different players hit threes in a total team effort.

The Mavs have created quality looks in all four games, and they finally fell on Tuesday night. Dorian Finney-Smith, Reggie Bullock, and Maxi Kleber all had bounce-back games after shooting three of 22 from the field in Game 3. Finney-Smith had 23 points on nine of 13 shooting from the field, including sinking four 3-pointers. Bullock was six of ten from deep, and Kleber had 13 points and three blocks in Game 4.

The Dallas Mavericks must shoot the ball well to defeat the Golden State Warriors, and they did just that on May 24 to grab their first victory of the series.