Mavericks vs. Warriors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Mavericks vs. Warriors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Mavericks vs. Warriors: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Dallas Mavericks (27-21) play against the Golden State Warriors (13-13) at Chase Center

Game Time: 10:00 PM EST on Tuesday January 25, 2022

Dallas Mavericks 92, Golden State Warriors 130 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
The MVP race in the #NBA is getting interesting. Was Steph Curry anointed too soon? boardroom.tv/jimmy-butler-c…3:15 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson passed well and played his most controlled game since returning. The Warriors blew out the Mavericks. They are related.
Five observations theathletic.com/3092933/2022/0…2:56 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Klay Thompson had the best performance since his 941-day hiatus tonight. More important than the stats, however, was how he felt. sfchronicle.com//sports/warrio…2:55 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
New free pod: Are Passers Better Now? What is an MVP? Wiggins’ Value; Warriors Trades? w/ @Danny Leroux omny.fm/shows/duncd-on…2:33 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson’s rotation pattern was changed tonight to ensure he wouldn’t be iced on the bench for 45 minutes of real time.
Klay: “Especially at my age and what I’ve been through. It felt good to start the second. I was loose and I was active. Hopefully we can learn from it.” pic.twitter.com/Cnu6KwQFvl2:21 AM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Teams with a better record in their last 10 games than the Denver Nuggets at 7-3:
Golden State (9-1)
Cleveland (8-2)
End of list.
The wins aren’t pretty. Actually, it’s been the opposite of pretty most games. But Denver’s 3 losses are to LAC (season changing), UTA, and MEM. – 2:16 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Ejection, injury and ‘ass kicked’: Mavs suffer more losses than just 38-point defeat to Warriors dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…1:44 AM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Klay Thompson on what impressed him about Jordan Poole:
“When you see a player care that much and you see him care about his performance, that’s what really impresses me and I’m not surprised by his growth because he’s an extremely hard worker and he’s only gonna get better.” – 1:39 AM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Jonathan Kuminga sounded shocked that Klay Thompson could pass the ball.
“Growing up watching Klay play basketball, I never really seen him pass the ball the way he did today. So it’s surprising.” – 1:32 AM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Seven dubs in double figures & a double-digit dub 😎 – 1:27 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Klay Thompson on Jason Kidd saying how his return is a source of inspiration pic.twitter.com/TMvrTPveHF1:22 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Klay Thompson: “For what I’ve been through, just to be able to find joy and play the game of basketball, that’s really all I’m consumed with right now.” – 1:22 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Captain Klay makes an appearance at Chase Center. pic.twitter.com/qlW08jzswn1:20 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Klay Thompson on his new rotation and being upset about a missed layup pic.twitter.com/sjSX2Yzi5a1:20 AM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson said he had a “little hyperextension” of his left knee in the last game, some swelling, but he’s feeling fine pic.twitter.com/NPtQwSYbPS1:19 AM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Klay Thompson said he hyper extended his left knee the other night, which caused some soreness and swelling. He said the swelling went down, so he felt good going out there tonight. – 1:15 AM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
The Nets, who owe the Rockets their first-round pick this year, are currently #24 in the Draft, but the Bucks, Cavs and Sixers are all a game or less back of them. Brooklyn’s next three games are Denver (without Kyrie at home), at Golden State, at Phoenix. – 1:14 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Captain Klay Thompson on throwing dimes behind-the-back pic.twitter.com/cVxqECoR7B1:14 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jonathan Kuminga on Klay Thompson’s behind-the-back passes to him pic.twitter.com/4XWkPdl3ob1:12 AM

Draymond Green @Money23Green
All love my brother!! 🙏🏿 @Dwyane Wade1:12 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Jonathan Kuminga: “Me growing up watching Klay play basketball, I’ve never really seen him pass the ball the way he did today. So, it was pretty surprising.” – 1:12 AM
Draymond Green @Money23Green
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 – 1:11 AM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Have yourself a night then, JK 🗣 pic.twitter.com/7GGPiEPdim1:10 AM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks endure rough night, getting blown out by Golden State and losing Tim Hardaway Jr. to a fractured bone in his left foot. Details here:
mavs.com/mavs-dominated…1:10 AM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Poole on how the mentality shift coming off the bench v. starting:”I got to feel the rhythm out a little, the pace of the game. Sometimes when I come in, we’ll be up, we’ll be on a scoring run, or we’ll be in a drought a little bit. Just trying to figure out where you can fit in” – 1:05 AM
Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
Kuminga, 19, is more refined than Bias was early at Maryland, but every bit as strong and athletic. Bias was becoming polished at 22, entering NBA. – 1:02 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jordan Poole on Klay Thompson having a complete game pic.twitter.com/11sscm31JK1:00 AM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Test your knowledge of the Warriors with our 10-question quiz about the team’s draft history. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2021/06/25/qui…1:00 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Jordan Poole on Klay Thompson evolving night to night: “Klay was huge tonight. … We’re going to find him. We’re going to put him in situations where he’s going to get easy looks. Klay is such a threat.” – 12:59 AM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On Prime with @Danny Leroux LAL/BRK in AD’s Return; DAL/GSW. Join us: duncdon.supportingcast.fm/join12:59 AM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Steve Kerr has a plan for Jordan Poole.
“If he can attack the way he did tonight and be aggressive while coming off the bench, it gives us more punch with that second unit…Then if we can mix him in with Steph and Klay like we did, it gives us another lineup combination.” – 12:58 AM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
basketball is art
@StateFarm || Assist of the Night pic.twitter.com/XXs2H7N4qk12:55 AM

Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
The player who Jonathan Kuminga is starting to remind me of: Len Bias. – 12:52 AM
StatMuse @statmuse
Most 40-point games before turning 21, all-time:
8 — LeBron James
4 — Kevin Durant
4 — Luka Doncic
4 — Anthony Edwards
(Submitted by @DeePee30) pic.twitter.com/hZUoALkRnB12:51 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steve Kerr with a zinger about Steph Curry: “Steph is no longer a 3-point shooter. We’re going to really get the ball to him in the paint and turn him into a back-to-the-basket [player].” Kerr then added, “he’s playing really well” with his playmaking and mid-range game – 12:47 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Kristaps Porzingis on close friend Tim Hardaway Jr.: “He was down at first…But I talked to him now, and he seemed to be in better spirits already.”
Said THJ was already quizzing Theo Pinson, who’s had a similar foot injury, about rehab and getting back. dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…12:42 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
He’s young and raw, but man, pretty easy to see why the scouts loved Jonathan Kuminga. That’s going to be one great 4/3 before too long – 12:41 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson’s minutes restriction was bumped up to around 25 tonight, per Steve Kerr. He said plan is to avoid extended rests on the bench, so expect the start of 1Q, start of 2Q stints and then, if game is close, three separate second half stints in order for him to close. – 12:39 AM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Bad night all around. Blowout is a blowout, but the Hardaway loss is significant as he had made 11 of his last 27 from 3pt (40.7%) when he got hurt. They need shooting. And they’ve got guys slumping. DFS 9 for last 38. Bullock 7-27. Porzingis 8-27. – 12:37 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Klay Thompson emerging as a playmaker pic.twitter.com/FpGy8Z2EU912:36 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Steve Kerr: “Klay just playing a Klay Thompson game. Clean, moving the ball.” – 12:34 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr offers sympathy for Tim Hardaway Jr., who suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot – 12:33 AM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
3 dunks and 4 treys for the rook
@googlecloud || Player of the Game pic.twitter.com/E7yT7xKSsA12:33 AM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Warriors CEO Joe Lacob pauses at the interview room door, points toward me.
‘I’m walking out happy tonight,’ he says.
An reference to my tweet last Thursday (‘Don’t talk to me. I’m gonna go sit in my car and sulk’) expressing his disappointment with the loss to the Pacers. – 12:29 AM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Jason Kidd after the Mavs’ 38-point loss to the Warriors, their most lopsided this season: “Luka was Luka at the beginning. We just couldn’t get anybody to join him.” – 12:27 AM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Final 📊
JK – 22p/5r
Stephen – 18p/9r/7a/1s
Jordan – 17p/2r/3a/1s
Klay – 15p/2r/6a
Andrew – 14p/5r/3a/1s
Otto – 12p/6r/1s
Beli – 10p/10r/4a/2s
Damion – 9p/3r/3a/1s
Gary – 7p/1r/1s/2b
Juan – 3p/4r/1a
Moses – 3p/2r
Kevon – 9r/2a
Chris – 2a pic.twitter.com/4n9SgzQPxu12:27 AM

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
….Jon Kuminga might be able to help the Warriors in the playoffs.
This year.
That’s a big, big development for the Warriors. – 12:22 AM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Warriors get feel-good 130-92 win over the Mavericks. Seven in double figures, led by 22 from an electric Kuminga. Curry 18, Poole 17, Thompson 15, Wiggins 14.
Limit DAL to 35.2 pct from the field.
They’ll sleep well tonight – 12:16 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
FINAL: Warriors get the 130-92 rout of the Mavericks. A lot to like from this one. Klay’s best game since he returned. Solid all-around defense without Draymond. And, of course, some late fireworks from Kuminga. – 12:15 AM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Final in San Francisco.
@chime | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/eP0uMeILzW12:15 AM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Cleanest Warriors win in awhile. Balanced offense, steady defense. Blew out a Mavericks team that had been playing well. Won by 38, led by as many as 39. Double digit scorers: Kuminga 22, Curry 18, Poole 17, Klay 15, Wiggins 14, Porter 12, Bjelica 10. Record: 35-13. – 12:14 AM
The Ringer @ringernba
Jonathan Kuminga with the 🔨!!!
(📼 @NBA)
pic.twitter.com/ou7Xt0naYp12:12 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
JTA just came down hard. Appears to be OK, though. – 12:12 AM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
That’s a team-high 22 points for Jonathan Kuminga. – 12:09 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Three Klay Thompsons behind-the-back assists in the same half pic.twitter.com/Rex3f85HZ312:09 AM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
When Kuminga plays duck, duck goose, it’s dunk, dunk, three – 12:07 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
by the power vested in me i hereby demand Jonathan Kuminga be invited to the dunk contest. – 12:04 AM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Klay Thompson the facilitator. My favorite part is that he throws the vision goggles up for himself each time he makes a nasty assist. – 12:02 AM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Jonathan Kuminga putting on an absolute show in this fourth quarter. Up to 19 points on eight shots in 12 minutes. – 12:02 AM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Here’s that huge Jonathan Kuminga dunk to punctuate the night for the Warriors pic.twitter.com/v6di5APlPE12:01 AM

Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
Luka is great player, but comes off as mopey. Tough to lead that way. – 12:01 AM
Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes
Dallas sports fans are all too familiar w/ THJ’s injury. Former Mavs Roddy B & Dominique Jones sustained 5th metatarsal fractures during the 2010-11 season. Cowboys players to sustain the injury include Dez Bryant & DeMarcus Lawrence, who missed 11 games earlier this year. – 11:58 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Jonathan Kuminga is flat-out entertainment. Does a couple of things every game where you’re like, “Damn, OK.” – 11:58 PM
Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Jonathan Kuminga just murdered Josh Green. My goodness – 11:58 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jordan Poole is HYPED over Jonathan Kuminga’s dunk. – 11:57 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
y’all saw that right?! – 11:57 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
On January 5th the Warriors only scored 82 points against the Mavs and tonight they have a 27 point lead. That’s baseball Suzyn! – 11:57 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Jonathan Kuminga is 16 of 42 from 3 since the start of December. Limited sample, but 38 percent. – 11:55 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Porzingis drops a wide-open pass down the middle and kicks it into the crowd. He was ejected. He apologized multiple times to the fans on his way out – 11:54 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kristaps Porzingis ejected. Got himself some early rest for tomorrow’s game in Portland – 11:54 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Kristaps Porzingis was just ejected after kicking the ball into the stands. – 11:54 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Kristaps Porzingis just got a tech and ejected.
See ya in Portland tomorrow night, homie. – 11:54 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Klay Thompson doing up-and-under layups?! OK. – 11:53 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Klay with his Globetrotters audition tonight – 11:53 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Luka sits to open the fourth. Mavericks may be throwing in the towel. Down 26, with a game tomorrow night in Portland. – 11:52 PM
Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
Warriors have second-best record in NBA for one reason: defense. – 11:50 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Giving Klay minutes at the 3 (for Wiggins) seems to give grant more creative license to Jordan Poole. Both flourishing tonight – 11:49 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks gave up 34 points in the second and 34 more in the third. They are down 97-78 going into the fourth. Warriors clearly intend on making up for that 99-82 loss the Mavericks pinned on them earlier this month in Dallas. – 11:47 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
The Warriors’ Hardwood Classics dance team is dancing to a remix of the Golden Girls theme. Bless them. – 11:47 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
END OF Q3: Warriors up 97-78 on the Mavericks. Doncic has 25, but Golden State has been able to keep pretty much everyone else in check. – 11:47 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
out here ballin’
📺 @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/VA0MlNyo7e11:43 PM

Jeff Stotts @InStreetClothes
Re: THJ: Hardaway becomes the third player this season to suffer a 5th metatarsal fracture, along with Vlatko Cancar and Zion Williamson. – 11:40 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Jordan Poole just made a Kevon Looney-type play – 11:39 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
You know things aren’t going the Mavs’ way when Frank Ntilikina gets called for a flagrant foul.
Dude’s like the nicest human being not named Boban. – 11:39 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Frank Ntilikina smacks a driving Jordan Poole in the face. JP drops like a tree, but is up and will shoot FTs. Flagrant-1 for Ntilikina – 11:38 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Replays show Poole got clocked in the nose. – 11:37 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Jordan Poole taking a few moments to get back up after he got swiped in the face. Appears to be OK, though. – 11:36 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Mavs’ defense hasn’t been anywhere close to their recent level tonight. Haven’t had the level of consistent rotations on the 2nd and 3rd pass. Warriors already taken 11 corner 3s. – 11:35 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
Curry made 3s are legit cause for celebration – 11:34 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot tonight, the team says. – 11:34 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
A GP2 sighting. He’s played just 5 minutes tonight. He comes in for Porter – 11:33 PM
Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Mavericks say guard Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot. – 11:31 PM
Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Mavericks say Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot in tonight’s game at Golden State. Updates will be given when available – 11:31 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Another third-quarter challenge by the Warriors fails. Wonder if Steve was just tired of the calls Luka is getting – 11:31 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Tim Hardaway Jr. suffered a fracture of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot in tonight’s game at Golden State. Updates will be given when available. – 11:30 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
More on Tim Hardaway Jr.’s left foot injury: dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…11:29 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
This is the most even distribution of scoring from the Warriors’ top four scorer since Klay returned:
Wiggins has 14
Klay has 13
Poole has 13
Steph has 11
Seven minutes left in the third. A good sign for GSW that these guys are gelling on that end after some growing pains. – 11:26 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Warriors wearing out a PnR with Steph and Wiggins to get Luka on him, then going right into a PnR with Porzingis’ man. Getting great looks every time. – 11:22 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
It’s a 20-point game. Warriors up 75-55. – 11:21 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
KT behind the back to a Wiggs and-1?!
Must see TV.
📺 @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/M5OcK7pQyG11:19 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Klay Thompson hits Andrew Wiggins with a behind-the-back pass, in stride, in transition, for the and-1. That’s a first for these two – 11:17 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Klay dropping behind-the-back passes? Who is this guy now? – 11:16 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Some very nice passes from Klay Thompson tonight. Set up a couple of open corner 3s off patient probes into the lane, and just now a highlight behind the back in transition to Wiggins. – 11:16 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
How Warriors open second half: Klay with the J, Steph with the dime – 11:16 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Doncic with 21 inc 4-5 from 3pt. But Mavs shoot just 42% and only four other players scored, inc Hardaway with 10. But his night is done after injuring his foot early in the 2nd. – 11:05 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
At the half: Warriors 63, Mavs 51
-Best offensive half since 1/14 blowout of Bulls
-FG%: 54.2/38.1
-Curry/Thompson 11each, Wiggins 9, Poole/OPJ 7each
-Curry only 14 minutes
-28-17 rebounding edge
– – 11:01 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Warriors shot 54 percent in the first half. After their 1-of-5 start, it was 58 percent the rest of the way. Mavericks also outrebounded 28-17. – 11:01 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Curry checked out with 6:34 and never checked back in, so he is at 14 minutes played at the half. He went to check in with about 3 minutes left but there wasn’t a stoppage to get him back in – 11:00 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks’ defense was shredded at times in the first half, which the Warriors won 63-51. Mavericks will need some defensive tweaks, and sweat equity, in the second half. Luka had 21 points. Tim Hardaway Jr. had 11 before being shelved with a left ankle injury. – 10:59 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Otto & JP turned up the heat to end the half 👏
📺 @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/BqbVC4lfPd10:59 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
HALFTIME: Warriors up 63-51 on the Mavericks. One of the better halves we’ve seen from Golden State in a while. Perhaps most notably: Klay Thompson is beginning to look like, well, Klay Thompson. Has 11 points on 4-for-9 shooting (3-for-4 from 3). – 10:59 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Balanced usage and scoring for the Warriors’ four best scorers in that first half
-Curry 11 pts on 5/8 FG
-Klay 11 pts on 4/9 FG
-Wiggins 9 pts on 4/9 FG
-Poole 7 pts on 3/5 FG – 10:59 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
KLAY TREY 💦
Thompson is 3/4 from deep with 11 points
pic.twitter.com/7rl4WCrf3J10:55 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Lead has gotten fat for Golden State. The Warriors are up 57-40 and both Thompson and Curry have been on the bench for a spell. Luka’s free throws cut it to 15. – 10:54 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
This is the first game we’ve seen Poole flip seamlessly off the ball with Klay on the court to aggressively playmaking with the ball once Klay sits – 10:54 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Tim Hardaway Jr. (left foot injury) won’t return tonight. – 10:52 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson with 14 first half minutes. Best he’s shot it, so Kerr seemed to stretch his minutes a bit. Eleven points, 3-of-4 from 3, a couple assists. – 10:52 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
After Klay got cooked a couple times by Luka off the dribble, he had an extended conversation with Mike Brown on how best to position himself defensively. – 10:51 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Mavericks wing Tim Hardaway, helped into the locker room a few minutes ago, has a L foot injury and will not return
Warriors 49, Mavs 40, 4:52 Q2 – 10:51 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Hardaway left foot injury. Will not return – 10:50 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Per Mavericks PR, Tim Hardaway Jr. will not return to the game with a left foot injury. – 10:50 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Tim Hardaway Jr. out the rest of the night, per Mavs PR. – 10:49 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
The Warriors don’t seem to realize Luka likes the L wing 3. Been his money shot for 3 years. – 10:49 PM
Dallas Mavericks PR @MavsPR
Tim Hardaway Jr. (left foot injury) will not return to tonight’s game at Golden State. – 10:48 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
that’s beautiful
📺 @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/s9X1Okx8Bf10:47 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Klay Thompson hits back-to-back buckets to give the Warriors an 11 point lead over the Mavs. He has 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field and he’s 3-of-4 from deep in 12 minutes of play. – 10:47 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Klay blows layup. Stews. Taps chest. Stews some more. Clobbers each side of his head. Stews. Hits a 3-ball from the L wing. Hits another from top of circle. DAL timeout.
Warriors 46, Mavs 35, 6:34 Q2 – 10:47 PM
Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Tim Hardaway Jr. not putting any weight on his left foot. Didn’t see him turn his ankle or have much contact, so could be a muscle issue.
He did shoot the free throws. – 10:46 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Klay Thompson is starting to heat up. Just knocked down back-to-back 3’s to put the Warriors up 46-35 midway through the second quarter. Was pretty pumped walking into the timeout. – 10:46 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Klay Thompson is 3-for-4 from 3. The best he’s looked shooting yet – 10:46 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Pretty much every time the Warriors have gone directly at Porzingis on the perimeter they’ve gotten a wide open shot. KP has done a nice job protecting the rim with a couple blocks though. – 10:46 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
CORRECTION: Hardaway Jr. was helped off the court and putting zero weight on his left foot. – 10:45 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Long range Luka
@AcmeBrick | #MFFL pic.twitter.com/xGh36TfHpB10:44 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Tim Hardaway Jr. has to get assisted off the court after appearing to injure his left leg. He could not put any pressure on it. – 10:43 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Left ankle, foot or something on his left leg requiring him to be carried off by Casey Smith and Theo Pinson. He shot the two free throws after getting fouled, but it appeared to be a non-contact injury. – 10:43 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Tim Hardaway Jr. came down from a drive grabbing at his left foot/ankle area.
He limped back to the foul line and made both FTs with little weight on it. Then Casey Smith and Theo Pinson just carried him straight from the court to the locker room. – 10:43 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Watching Klay catch & shoot buckets are good for the soul
📺 @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/7OwoSMsJoj10:42 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
So, yeah, the Celtics, one game over .500, now own the 7th best Net Rating in the entire NBA.
(3rd best in January (Phoenix, Dallas)) pic.twitter.com/xl5E4HqiYA10:42 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
It’s amazing to see Luka play because he makes it look so easy. It’s amazing to see Luka lobby the refs because it never seems to work. – 10:42 PM
Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Kuminga looks a little discombobulated so far. – 10:41 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Klay has stoned Luka twice in the post. He’s still really difficult to move down there. – 10:40 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Someone GIF the slow fake cry Luka just gave the ref after getting called for his third foul. – 10:39 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Three fouls for Luka Doncic. He stays in the game for the moment. – 10:39 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Move the rock 👉 THJ bucket. pic.twitter.com/FjEoS2xkNz10:38 PM

Katy Winge @katywinge
Nikola Jokić on the DNA of the Nuggets right now:
“We are grinding. We are warriors. Something like that.”
He also put up his fists while describing it. Incredible. – 10:37 PM
Michael Singer @msinger
Nikola Jokic, asked about the DNA of the #Nuggets: “We grind. … We are like warriors.”
(He clenched both fists at the camera lol) – 10:37 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
Beli dime ➡️ JK dunk
📺 @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/24br6jMa8010:37 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Bruuuuuhhhh. Bjelica made a shot and the snippit “Bia!! BiaI!!” played in Chase. I thought I was the only one who noticed it until @Logan Murdock burst out into laughter – 10:35 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Jason Kidd on the TNT quarter interview said the Mavericks are probably fortunate to only be down by nine after a quarter. Five turnovers led to nine GS points. – 10:33 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson is opening the second quarter. First time the Warriors have put him in the start 2Q unit. Next to Curry, Poole, Kuminga and Bjelica. – 10:31 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Luka’s again wearing the heat pack on his neck when not in the game.
Smart to keep him warm —because, neck strain aside, he’s probably going to have to put the Mavs on his back if they want to compete tonight. – 10:31 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
After 1 at Chase Center: Warriors 29, Mavericks 20
-Curry 9 (4/6, 1/3), Wiggins 9 (4/7, 1/3)
-FG%: GSW 54.5, DAL 38.1
-Luka 13p (5/8, 2/2), teammates 3/13, 1/7 – 10:30 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Mavericks were up 9-2 early against Golden State. Warriors finish the first quarter on a 27-11 blitz and take a 29-20 advantage into the second quarter. Luka was great with 13 points, four rebounds. Curry and Wiggins each with nine for the Warriors. – 10:30 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
Luka 5/8, 13 points. Rest of team, 3/13, 7 points. Mavs scored 4 points in 3:16 after Luka checked out. – 10:29 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
END OF Q1: Warriors up 29-20 on the Mavericks. Terrific defense from Draymond-less Golden State, which held Dallas to 8-for-21 shooting in that first quarter. – 10:29 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors honored Chris Mullin tonight as part of its season-long homage to the franchise’s top 75 players pic.twitter.com/hGFN3xTacy10:25 PM

Golden State Warriors @warriors
GET UP OR GET LOST
📺 @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/IEUQqVgeVp10:20 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Warriors have switched GP2 onto Doncic, who has 13 of the Mavericks’ 16 – 10:18 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Don’t remember the last time Luka started a game 2 of 2 from three, but here we are. – 10:17 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Luka is unreal. – 10:17 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry starting to look like Steph Curry again – 10:16 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Stephen Curry scored the first basket of the night for the Warriors. pic.twitter.com/tJtXYC7y1Z10:09 PM

Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
If Steph and Klay are hitting from the outside, Mavs with Porzingis hanging out by the rim don’t really have a great counter. – 10:09 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
lil’ floater gets the squad on the board
📺 @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/XKbako4ZnX10:09 PM

Jon Krawczynski @JonKrawczynski
Important game for the Wolves tonight. Portland is playing well of late, but GSW, Phoenix, Utah and Denver are up next. Little room for error. – 10:01 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Curious why, mere days after saying he’d start Jonathan Kuminga with Draymond Green out, Steve Kerr moved Kuminga back to the bench? Kerr explained pregame tonight: sfchronicle.com//sports/warrio…9:54 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
How many points will Klay Thompson score tonight? pic.twitter.com/28XTZDuVmn9:51 PM

Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Who’s staying up with us tonight, MFFLs? pic.twitter.com/kq6oKVeMCI9:37 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Mavs starters: DFS, Kleber, Porzingis, Brunson, Doncic
GS starters: Wiggins, Porter, Looney, Thompson, Curry
9:02 tip @theeagledallas9:32 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
Your first five on the floor tonight.
@ModeloUSA | #FightingSpirit pic.twitter.com/wn1lOjQWw49:31 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After missing games against the Rockets and Jazz, Klay Thompson will return to the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Mavericks. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/25/inj…9:30 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr on why he’s not worried about Andre Iguodala’s injuries pic.twitter.com/eeUBayjbh99:25 PM

The Ringer @ringernba
How many points will Luka score tonight against the Warriors?
(Odds via @FDSportsbook) – 9:21 PM
Golden State Warriors @warriors
just getting started
@Oracle || Game Ready pic.twitter.com/pyILDt3jRG9:20 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
The latest from Klay Thompson, who will return tonight against the Mavericks: sfchronicle.com//sports/warrio…9:13 PM
Dwain Price @DwainPrice
A few minutes ago, Steve Kerr said this about the #Mavs: “Dallas has been one of the best teams in the league over the past few weeks. They’re very good defensively. We’re going to have to knock down shots. They’re also very physical. They rebound well, so we’ve got to box out.” pic.twitter.com/898DfuAdhh9:00 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry shooting just past the logo pic.twitter.com/S6CM9qpmr29:00 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Steph Curry trying to make some shots again pic.twitter.com/GkR6bhozBN8:55 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
The Kings are currently shooting so badly (20.8 percent) I looked up the worst single game field goal percentage in NBA history. The Philadelphia Warriors shot 16.4 percent against the St. Louis Bombers on Feb. 7, 1948. I don’t think it’s in play, but at this rate who knows. – 8:52 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Here is Steve Kerr’s answer when asked why he moved away from Jonathan Kuminga as the starting PF after only two games. Said with Draymond out, “anything is on the table based on matchups” and it isn’t an “indictment” on Kuminga. pic.twitter.com/eG4RCsWNzj8:43 PM

Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
I know Denver’s winning, but I can’t stop watching Cade. He’s got Luka energy. Maybe not quite that potent, but it’s similar. – 8:42 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Mavs coach Jason Kidd on Luka Doncic with navigating an injury-challenged season pic.twitter.com/PahD9jUlBq8:39 PM

Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Klay Thompson starting tonight against the Mavericks. No Andre Iguodala for Warriors, per Steve Kerr. – 8:28 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the team will have an update on Draymond Green’s progress on Sunday – 8:22 PM
Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Otto Porter, and Kevon Looney are the starters tonight against the Mavs. – 8:21 PM
Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs
Per Kerr: Klay Thompson will play tonight. 9:02 tip @theeagledallas8:17 PM
Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Steve Kerr said Klay Thompson (who was questionable) will start tonight vs. Mavs.
This is the Mavs’ first time facing Thompson since March 23, 2019. – 8:17 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Warriors starters tonight vs Mavericks
Steph Curry
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Otto Porter
Kevon Looney – 8:17 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Klay Thompson, questionable with L knee soreness, is a go tonight. In the starting lineup per Warriors coach Steve Kerr. – 8:17 PM
Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Klay Thompson will be available and start after being listed as questionable with left knee soreness. – 8:16 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Klay Thompson will play tonight and start. Porter will start at PF. – 8:16 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Warriors coach Steve Kerr says Klay Thompson will play tonight in his usual starting spot vs Mavericks – 8:16 PM
Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Klay Thompson will play and start tonight against the Mavs. – 8:16 PM
Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Klay Thompson will play tonight. – 8:15 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
After Jordan Poole hit Utah’s Jordan Clarkson with a smooth crossover on Sunday, the Warriors’ bench exploded on the sideline. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/24/wat…8:00 PM
Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Andrew Wiggins’ All-Star campaign has slowed considerably this month. Can he gas himself up in a national TV matchup against Luka Doncić? nbcsports.com/bayarea/warrio…7:55 PM
Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
I believe in the best-team, best-player approach to MVP. Hurt Curry last year, helps him this year. – 7:41 PM
Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
In the latest edition of NBA power rankings from Rookie Wire, the Warriors dropped another spot on the list. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/01/25/war…7:36 PM
Nick Friedell @NickFriedell
A lot of Lakers/LeBron fans at Barclays tonight. Also a lot of empty seats at tipoff. Feels like it did when the Warriors were here a couple months ago. That was the night Steph was getting MVP chants on the road. – 7:35 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
Sounds like James Wiseman is getting closer for the Warriors. May not play tonight against Mavericks, but he’s close to returning for the first time in forever. – 5:10 PM
Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Got a ton of good questions in this week’s Warriors mailbag, including this: What’s the concern level over Klay Thompson’s sore knee? sfchronicle.com/sports/warrior…4:39 PM
NBA Math @NBA_Math
RPR MVP Predictor, determined by Rolling Player Ratings and team success:
1. Nikola Jokic: 16.22
2. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 15.38
3. LeBron James: 14.94
4. Joel Embiid: 14.31
5. Kevin Durant: 14.21
6. Stephen Curry: 13.85
7. Trae Young: 13.79
8. James Harden: 13.23 pic.twitter.com/qfoLnDbC194:30 PM

Callie Caplan @CallieCaplan
Details on All-Star Weekend festivities are beginning to trickle out, and starting Thursday, so will the rosters.
So…
We debated whether Luka Doncic should start the 2022 NBA All-Star Game: dallasnews.com/sports/maveric…4:16 PM

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