What will it take for Dallas Mavericks to win Game 5 over Warriors: 2. Shot-making
The Mavs have struggled to consistently hit shots in this series, despite Golden State giving Dallas plenty of open looks. Whenever they attack the paint, the Dubs bring help to prevent an easy score inside, which opens up a kick out for a wide-open triple.
The Mavericks shot under 29 percent from 3-point range in Games 1 and 3, and they did not win. In Game 2, Dallas made 21 3-pointers, but a third-quarter blitz from the Warriors put the Dubs in front on their home floor, and they held on to win. The Mavericks must hit shots and win the third quarter if they want to have a chance in Game 5.
Shot-making opened up a massive lead for Dallas on Tuesday night. They went 20-43 from 3-point range as their role players all hit shots. Luka Doncic needs help if the Mavs are going to make this a series. Dallas hitting 15-plus 3-pointers means Dorian Finney-Smith, Reggie Bullock, and Maxi Kleber are contributing on the offensive end.
The Dallas Mavericks making shots improves their defense too. It limits the Warriors' opportunities to push the ball and puts pressure on them to score. Dallas has to shoot well if they want to win at the Chase Center.