The Dallas Mavericks seem to be allergic to Game 1s. They’ve now lost all first games in this year’s playoffs. They also didn’t win a single Game 1 between 2012 and 2021. Not to fret however because first impressions might be important but one can recover from any situation. The Warriors did a good job of neutralizing both Doncic and the Mavs’ other offensive options. Bullock, Brunson, and Dinwiddie all shot terribly along with their 23-year-old star teammate. How badly you ask? Only 36% of the shots were made by the whole team. Wiggins proved to be the main man on Wednesday night, especially on the defensive end. It’s unlikely that Dallas will make the same mistakes again but the Warriors vs Mavericks Game 2 predictions still favor Golden State. Most people expect Curry and co. to go up 2-0 but let’s look at some things first.
The Warriors used the same tactics to slow down the Mavs offense as Utah and Phoenix did. The difference is that Golden State did it more efficiently. Additionally, the Warriors know that Luka will have trouble on his mind in Game 2. Doncic has been the best player in this playoffs and there is very little chance his slump will continue on Friday. Dallas still relies too much on their 3-pointers. They made one more than their rivals but they also had 19 more attempts. The whole offense is focused on Doncic, who stretches the floor and gets the ball from the inside to Brunson, Bullock, etc. on the 3-point line. But when you either lock Luka down or if the Mavs’ sharpshooters can’t connect, the offense is dead. So what are our Warriors vs Mavericks Game 2 predictions? GSW will take this one too although the game will be much closer.
The best odds for Warriors vs Mavericks Game 2
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