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Washington hits tiebreaking basket, Mavs top Warriors 108-106



Washington hits tiebreaking basket, Mavs top Warriors 108-106
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DALLAS — P.J. Washington capped his finest sport in Dallas with a tiebreaking layup with 4.5 seconds remaining as Luka Doncic watched due to a sore knee, and the Mavericks beat Golden State 108-106 on Friday night time to finish the Warriors’ six-game successful streak.

Washington completed with 32 factors, his most since being acquired by the Mavericks from Charlotte earlier than the commerce deadline, and Kyrie Irving had 26.

Mavericks ahead P.J. Washington will get a hand on the ball as Warriors guard Chris Paul tries to shoot April 5, 2024.

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Dallas solidified its maintain on fifth place within the Western Convention and is 2 video games away from seventh in pursuit of one of many six assured playoff spots.

Stephen Curry scored 28 factors, together with a tying jumper with 13 seconds to go, as Golden State missed an opportunity to clinch a postseason spot.

Houston’s 119-104 loss to Miami gave the Warriors the prospect to wrap up not less than tenth place within the West. As a substitute, a five-game highway successful streak ended and the Warriors want a win or Houston loss to turn into the ultimate West group within the play-in match.

Each groups had been ending a back-to-back in a sport that was moved again three days as a part of a juggling of the schedule when Golden State had two video games postponed following the loss of life of loss of life of assistant coach Dejan Milojevic in January.

Doncic went from questionable to uncertain through the day earlier than getting dominated out with proper knee soreness.

Washington helped fill the void by staying sizzling from 3-point vary, making 5 of 8 (and 12 of 18 general) and beating his earlier Dallas excessive of 23.

With the triple-double potential of Doncic lacking, Irving had eight rebounds and 7 assists as Dallas gained for the thirteenth time in 15 video games and improved to 4-3 when the eight-time All-Star performs whereas his famous person backcourt mate is out. Dallas is 4-6 with out Doncic.

The Mavericks led by 16 factors within the first quarter and 10 halfway via the fourth when the Warriors slowly trimmed the deficit.

Curry obtained Golden State inside a degree with an extended 3. After his blocking foul was held up on evaluate as a result of his heel was above the road within the restricted space, Curry hit the tying jumper.

On the subsequent possession, Tim Hardaway Jr. drove the land and handed to Washington, who hit the bucket. Klay Thompson, who had 16 factors, was brief on a possible successful on the buzzer.


Warriors: Host Utah on Sunday night time.