Golden State Warriors win Game 1 of Western Conference finals 112-87 over Dallas Mavericks. They're 7-0 at home in the playoffs and will try to stay perfect in Friday's Game 2.
After a close first quarter, the Warriors took the lead and never trailed. Stephen Curry's 10-0 run after halftime broke the game open.
Warriors led by 30 in the second half. Curry led a balanced Warriors attack with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Mavs shot just 36% from the field and 11-of-48 from 3-point range.
In the Warriors' heyday, they often won games in the third quarter. They'd make adjustments, up the intensity, and turn competitive games into blowouts.
They showed magic in Game 1. The Warriors led most of the first half, but the Mavericks were only down nine at halftime
The Warriors were up 18 with 7:16 left in the third quarter, and the game was over.
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, who struggled in the first half, combined for 20 points in the third. In the first quarter, the Warriors went on a 10-0 run in less than two minutes. When Curry dances, it's a bad sign.