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Shorthanded Mavs Fall to Warriors, 116-95


(Photo credit: Golden State Warriors, @warriors on Twitter)

On a night where the Dallas Mavericks were severely shorthanded, they faced one of the toughest challenges in the NBA: playing the Golden State Warriors in Oracle Arena on the second night of a back-to-back.  



With Dirk Nowitzki, Deron Williams and Devin Harris battling injuries, the Mavs were also without Wesley Matthews, J.J. Barea and Andrew Bogut. Despite the loss, this was a prime opportunity for Dallas’ young players to get some valuable playing time against top competition.


You got a feeling of what kind of night it was going to be when Klay Thompson started out scoring 18 points on 7-of-7 from the field. By the time the first half came to a close, the Mavs found themselves in a 67-36 hole. However, Dallas came out motivated and focused in the 3rd quarter and was able to cut the deficiet to 84-68, outscoring the high-powered Warriors by 15 points in the period. Although the Mavs continued to fight hard in the 4th quarter, they just simply didn’t have what it took to pull off a comeback, losing 116-95.


Top Performances

Harrison Barnes: 25 points (8-20 shooting), 8 rebounds 

Justin Anderson: 16 points (6-19 shooting), 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 vicious put back dunks

Dwight Powell: 14 points (6-8 shooting), 9 rebounds

Seth Curry: 10 points (4-17 shooting), 9 assists, 5 steals

Quote of the Night:

“Tonight, the schedule dictated the rest for these guys along with overtime game the other day.” –  Rick Carlisle  (quote credit: Earl K. Sneed,


Up Next

The Mavs will get a nice little break that will hopefully help them regain their health.  Dallas will not take the court again until Monday, November 14 when they travel to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks.

Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I received my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration - Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern Mississippi. If you're unfamiliar with Southern Miss, think Brett Favre. I'm currently working full time as a salesperson for my family business. My fiancé and I are huge MFFLs, and we never pass up a chance to see the guys play in person.

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