Mavericks dominated by Warriors as they struggle to hit shots

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks came to San Francisco as one of the hottest teams in the NBA, but they left their shooting behind in Texas as they were dominated by the Golden State Warriors in a 130-92 loss on Jan. 25. Credit to the Dubs. They are one of the best teams in the league, and the Mavs just never got it going on Tuesday night.

Superstar Luka Doncic made four 3-pointers for just the sixth time this season and second time in the last four games. He is finding his jumper and just starting to play his best basketball. Doncic had 25 points in 27 minutes to go with eight rebounds and three dimes in the blowout loss.

It was a night to forget for the Mavericks. They shot just 35.6 percent from the field and were outscored in every quarter. Things went from bad to worse as Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a broken foot in the second quarter. Here is a look at why it is just one bad night for Dallas.

Dallas Mavericks have forgettable night in loss to Golden State Warriors

Doncic was the lone bright spot for Dallas on Tuesday night. Tim Hardaway Jr. had ten points in ten minutes before needing to be helped off the court with a foot injury. THJ broke his fifth metatarsal and will likely be out for a significant stretch.

Kristaps Porzingis had an off night against the Warriors. He made just four of his 15 field goals to finish with nine points, seven rebounds, one steal, and two blocks in 25 minutes of action. The Unicorn was ejected in the fourth quarter after he kicked the ball into the stands in frustration with his play.

Jalen Brunson was the only other Mavericks starter in double-figures on Tuesday night, but Dallas was outscored by 22 points in JB’s 36 minutes on the floor.

The Mavs struggled on the defensive end of the floor too. They allowed at least 29 points in every quarter as Dallas had no answers for the Warriors balanced attack. Golden State shot 53.3 percent from the field and made 17 3-pointers.

Teams are not going to shoot that well against Dallas, and the Mavericks will make more shots. It was an off night that manifested into a blowout loss. Expect the Mavs to flush it and move on quickly.

The Dallas Mavericks do not have to wait for a chance to bounce back as they travel to Portland to face the Trail Blazers on the second night of a back-to-back. Expect them to be hungry, and Luka Doncic will put on a show as the Mavs look to get back in the win column. Do not miss it.

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