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After defeating the Dallas Mavericks 109-100 in Game 3 on Sunday night, the Golden State Warriors are one win away from the NBA Finals.
Golden State showed its dominance against Dallas once again. Led by Stephen Curry’s 31 points and Andrew Wiggins’ 27 points, to take a dominating 3-0 series lead.
Luka Doncic tried to will the Mavericks to victory with 40 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists, but despite Jalen Brunson and Spencer Dinwiddie’s combined 46 points, Dallas was unable to close off the game and get back into the series.
Take a look at this incredible dunk by Wiggins on Doncic in the fourth quarter. That right there is Dunk of the Year stuff. That’s better than any of the dunks we witnessed during All-Star Weekend earlier this season during the Dunk Contest.
It was the icing on the cake for Wiggins, who ended with a postseason career-high 27 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists while shooting 55 percent from the field.
Wiggins has been great for Golden State throughout the series, scoring over 20 points per game while also being assigned the most difficult defensive assignment in protecting Doncic.
While Doncic continues to score, Wiggins has made life extremely tough for the Slovenian superstar. Meanwhile, despite playing the most minutes of any Warriors player, he still finds the energy to complete dunks like that in the fourth quarter.
Wiggins has fluctuated between being the team’s top and second-best player. When Curry and Klay Thompson get into a jam, he needs to be the ultimate role player for Golden State. His consistent play on both sides of the court, including six offensive rebounds.
When the Mavericks lost 0-2 to the Phoenix Suns in the conference playoffs. They replied by scoring double digits in Game 3 with four of their five starters.
In the game, Reggie Bullock, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Maxi Kleber combined for 43 points. It provided the jolt Dallas and Doncic needed to climb back into the series.
On Sunday evening, however, this was not the case. Bullock went blank 0-10 from the field in 39 minutes of action, while Doncic received plenty of support from his backcourt mates Jalen Brunson and Spencer Dinwiddie, who combined for 46 points. Finney-Smith only scored nine points, and Kleber went 0-5 from the field for zero points.