SAN FRANCISCO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Golden State’s taking pictures star Klay Thompson scored 15 factors to go along with six assists after he sat out two video games, Stephen Curry had 18 factors, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, and the Warriors pounded Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks 130-92 on Tuesday night time.
It was a troublesome night time for Dallas seeing Tim Hardaway Jr. go down with a damaged fifth metatarsal bone in his left foot. The guard was helped off with 7:16 left within the second quarter and didn’t return. Hardaway went down awkwardly on a drive and grabbed at his foot, however was capable of rise up and shoot his free throws earlier than exiting for the locker room.
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“I simply need to say how sorry we’re to listen to that. You hate to see anyone get injured,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated. “I simply need to ship him our regards from the group and hopefully he’s again someday quickly. I don’t know what the prognosis is. We really feel horrible for him.”
Thompson had missed two in a row, Friday for relaxation after a back-to-back and Sunday’s 94-92 victory over Utah with soreness in his surgically repaired left knee that he stated he hyperextended the final time he performed that brought on some swelling.
“My mindset is simply to play with power, nice focus and pleasure,” stated Thompson, who performed a season-high 25 minutes.
Every recreation, Thompson is trying extra comfy following his 2 1/2-year absence.
“I believe this was Klay’s finest recreation by way of his endurance and permitting issues to occur, he wasn’t forcing it in any respect,” Kerr stated.
A few occasions late Thompson hit rookie Jonathan Kuminga, who dazzled once more with a high-flying slam over Josh Inexperienced with 7:12 left within the recreation and changing the and-one for a three-point play. Curry watched in pure admiration and Kuminga made his approach to the bench with an enormous grin.
He dunked once more the next possession and hit a 3 the following time down and wound up taking pictures 8 of 9 for 22 factors.
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“Rising up watching Klay play basketball I’ve by no means actually seen him cross the ball the best way he did right this moment so it’s stunning,” Kuminga stated.
Doncic had 25 factors and eight rebounds, whereas Hardaway scored 10 factors in 10 minutes for a Mavericks group missing the smothering protection that held Golden State to 82 factors in a 99-82 victory Jan. 5 in Dallas.
“That’s simply unhealthy luck,” Doncic stated of his teammate. “I talked to him. He’s dissatisfied. Each time you get injured you might be unhappy, so we tried to cheer him up.”
Curry made his first 3 try on the 7:13 mark of the primary quarter then missed the following three earlier than halftime, when Golden State led 63-51 behind 54.2% taking pictures, and 5 in a row in all earlier than connecting once more with 5:08 remaining within the third.
Curry is simply 37 for 127 on 3s this month after a 1-of-13 outing from deep his final day out. He has 41 assists to 10 turnovers the previous 5 video games.
Jordan Poole scored 17 off the bench as Golden State snapped a three-game shedding streak to the Mavericks.
Kristaps Porzingis received ejected with 8:21 left within the recreation when he booted a ball into the stands. He high-fived followers whereas exiting.
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