Steph Curry put on another clinical performance in the fourth quarter to help the Golden State Warriors earn an emphatic victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. The two-time MVP drained a few major buckets down the stretch, including the dagger that gave the Dubs a ten-point lead in the game.
After establishing their first lead of the game in the fourth quarter, the Warriors never looked back. They then racked up 43 points in the fourth quarter, courtesy of brilliant basketball from Steph Curry, Jordan Poole and Kevon Looney. As he thrust in the dagger, Curry had some words for the Mavs team and its faithful. He said:
He also released his cold celebration, which drove fans crazy at Chase Center. Steph Curry finished with 32 points on 52.4 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed 8 rebounds and had 5 assists on the night, making his presence felt throughout the game.
Kevon Looney also had a great night scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds to become the first Warriors center since Robert Parish to have a 20/10 playoff game.
The 26-year-old has been brilliant defensively throughout the regular season. However, in Game 2, Looney also played an important role on the attacking side of the floor, which turned out to be a big difference for the Dubs. With Curry and Looney playing as they are, the Dubs can be sure of making the NBA Finals this time around.
Steph Curry and Kevon Looney lead Warriors to stunning Game 2 comeback victory
The Warriors had a 1-0 series lead, but a strong response was expected from the Mavericks in Game 2 and that’s exactly what happened. The Mavs started the game in style by draining 72 points in the first two quarters of the game. Luka Doncic was splendid, but so were his teammates Jalen Brunson, Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith.
The Mavs scored 15 times on target from three points in the first half alone and their high efficiency helped them take a 14-point lead before halftime. The Dubs were a bit worried as main defender Draymond Green was at fault. However, the Warriors fought through it all and put on a clinical second-half performance to get back in the game after going down 19 at one point.
Kevon Looney was vital to them in their quest to come back. His quick plays on the boards and his timely baskets helped the Warriors close their lead. Jordan Poole also played a big part in it, taking charge in the non-Curry minutes early in the fourth quarter.
However, when the two-time MVP stepped onto the court, the Warriors solidified their lead, thanks to his versatile talent. The 34-year-old made some big plays and also emptied the dagger on Dorian Finney-Smith to give the Dubs a 126-117 victory at Chase Center.
As the series heads to Dallas, the Warriors can’t begin their celebrations just yet.