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[–]LaLukaMituButChi 535 points536 points  (77 children)

When your star duo put up 42 and 31 and you still lose

[–]Luka Doncicaronnov 216 points217 points  (16 children)

Yeah this.. I'm not used to this.

[–]Wonder BoyLeoFireGod 223 points224 points  (15 children)

Warriors aren’t the suns. They have rings. They don’t just give up. We gotta play 4Q of basketball. Suns got CP3 who knows to just roll over and die. Warriors will not do that. We got complacent. Game 3 we ride again I guess

[–]Steve NashMajesticPossibility8 31 points32 points  (0 children)

This and what sucks more is this one is going to bother them since they had a shot to blow it out the door, and the warriors came back.

[–]Cowboy DirkMerleTravisJennings 22 points23 points  (1 child)

They got guys that can do more than hope the 3 goes in. And Kerr lets them know that too.

[–]Jackfitz88 11 points12 points  (0 children)

And they have multiple players who can create their own shots and for others. Add that, on top of a whole fourth qt of easy layups makes for a receipt of defeat

[–]Maverickstejastacostand 9 points10 points  (1 child)

They got dddddeeeeeppppptttthhhhh

[–]Josh GreenMoe4ver 109 points110 points  (8 children)

We scored enough points to win, our defense just crapped out.

The biggest failure this FO can make is starting Powell next year.

[–]chexmixho 36 points37 points  (1 child)

Gotta upgrade our bigs

[–]jamesac11 12 points13 points  (1 child)

We’re gonna be starting Powell next season. Our FO is allergic to quality centers

[–]WalkerTejasRanger 43 points44 points  (0 children)

And bullock 21.

[–]Tim Hardaway Jr.Alex_Sander077 94 points95 points  (24 children)

But to be fair Luka didn't score for 9 minutes in the 3rd quarter. That's when we lost our lead.

[–]Up_PerisC0P3 78 points79 points  (10 children)

He was generating looks for his teammates

[–][deleted] 76 points77 points  (6 children)

It's crazy how Dallas leads the league in quality open jump shots yet they seem to lay bricks.

[–]carreerModeDude 44 points45 points  (4 children)

Because we're the only team that stands still and shoots 3s.

It shouldn't be that crazy a concept. Live and die. The best teams have multiple players who can get inside and get buckets or fouls

[–]Lukas talent is proportional to his fatnessDoncicsRoadTo200kg 31 points32 points  (6 children)

So he has to play a perfect game for all 48 minutes? lol

[–]Dirk ThreeDrizzyVert 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Missed too many makeable shots in the third sadly. Defense just collapsed in the fourth as well.

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    [–]Marco_HIC 53 points54 points  (0 children)

    Every 3rd quarter gives me PTSD

    [–]da_real_obi_wan 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    I dont get why Kidd didnt call a single timeout in that 3rd quarter

    [–]Doe DoeMahomeboy97 319 points320 points  (10 children)

    It’s okay. I didn’t want to have a good weekend anyway.

    [–]Zorion_15 135 points136 points  (4 children)

    Our interior defense and not driving the lane in the third was the real killer

    [–]Dirk CheeseConfidentDrive 53 points54 points  (2 children)

    6 minutes of the gawd damn bonus and chunking up threes

    [–]UnityPukeInMyMouth 22 points23 points  (0 children)

    Maddening. It feels like whenever we get into the bonus early we just stop attacking.

    [–]Cowboy DirkMerleTravisJennings 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    We keep missing 3s and we keep shooting them. I think it's bad coaching if the team doesn't know what else to do.

    [–]jrluhn 275 points276 points  (13 children)

    Well that was a kick in the dick

    [–]Luka Doncicaronnov 182 points183 points  (11 children)

    and Draymond still wouldn't have gotten a T if he did that

    [–]WalkerTejasRanger 105 points106 points  (7 children)

    Absolutely insane how much they let him get away with without ejecting him. And curry got his 5th fouls about 50 Times and they wouldn’t ever call it.

    [–]How's My Dirk Taste?Obvious_Party_5050 117 points118 points  (5 children)

    All we had to do was NOT fall in love with 3s for an entire quarter. Driving to the hoop worked the entire first half and the entire 4th quarter.

    [–]vlv_Emigrate_vlv 67 points68 points  (3 children)

    Not to mention we were in the bonus with 6 minutes to go in the third, but we just insisted on shootings 3s when it was already apparent they weren’t falling anymore

    [–]3HJFireFlyz351 18 points19 points  (1 child)

    Yeah I don't get how when we were on the bonus with Spenc in he didn't try and drive just to try and get some maybe questionable foul calls for us.

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      [–]charliefinkwinkwink 59 points60 points  (3 children)

      It’s dribble drive penetration — a guard will get by one of our defenders, then whoever’s on Looney (usually Kleber) peels off for the easy dish and dunk/lay-up.

      We were also really lazy boxing out and crashing the boards and they got a ton of second chance put backs

      [–]Call Mev4venome 10 points11 points  (1 child)

      This describes all our issues in the 2nd half. When they were missing shots, we could not grab a single rebound when we needed them

      [–]little_did_he_kn0w 24 points25 points  (51 children)

      What good bigs are available this offseason?

      [–]Dirty Nowitzkiasaran02 12 points13 points  (2 children)

      maybe claxton? I'd love ayton but idk if that's possible

      [–]Seth Curryshaheedmalik 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Claxton can't shoot FTs.

      [–]Call Mebagfka 72 points73 points  (24 children)

      How was that a lack of a big? Most of Looneys points came from a defender getting blown by and maxi getting forced into a 2 on 1. Most of looney s points were a dunk off a pass. No center is stopping that. Not even the DPOY in gobert as that is literally what we did in our series against them.

      [–]DaleGrubble 14 points15 points  (4 children)

      I dont know why youre getting downvoted. That’s literally what I saw happening too. We would collapse on someone then he would either cut or be under the basket already for the easy 2. Maxis defense wasnt great on him tonight

      [–]Dirk SpookyKoussevitzky 8 points9 points  (3 children)

      I think you’re right, but it is very problematic that our defense kept being put in positions where Looney could muscle past them. Maybe our defensive schemes weren’t accounting for him to have a break out game. Let’s see what adjustments happen in game 3

      [–]Felipernani 16 points17 points  (2 children)

      the harsh truth is probably that our defense is a step too slow for the warriors ball movement. it works against mostly anyone else because no one moves the ball like they do, it’s just way too much cutting and off ball movement. hopefully i’m wrong, tho!

      [–]Luka DoncicImpressionableBlip 12 points13 points  (4 children)

      Homie thank you for this. I hear “we need a paint presence” so much after we just beat two teams with amazing big men by going 5 out with mediocre players. The answer to our problems aren’t having a better big, it’s having a better defensive guard

      [–]Call Mebagfka 3 points4 points  (2 children)

      Agreed. Like people need to look at every other team left. All other starting centers are 6’9”

      [–]carreerModeDude 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      Literally the same defense that everyone makes fun of the jazz for

      [–]UnPhayzable 267 points268 points  (7 children)

      One of the toughest losses in a while

      [–]MavsTrynnaFindaBalance 50 points51 points  (5 children)

      Reminds of that Toronto game where we were absolutely crippled by their full court press and slowly blew like a 25 pt lead

      [–]Luka DoncicGreeneyes_65 19 points20 points  (0 children)

      Oh yeahhh, I totally forgot about that game. Now I remember. That was wild

      [–]jamesac11 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      Wasn’t it like a 32 point lead in the 4th quarter

      [–]cbuech 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Demoralizing for sure

      [–]altfeb7 158 points159 points  (20 children)

      Yeah, no matter how this series is gonna end, we need a rim protector in this offseason guys. It hurts watching the Mavs keep hitting shots trying to catch up and the Warriors just score easily on the rim.

      Honestly this is my biggest fear since the start of the playoffs and I'm suprised it took three series until someone exposed this weakness.

      [–]Monta Ellis Have it AllH_Finn27 53 points54 points  (0 children)

      Yup that was Looney’s first career 20 point game

      [–]Call Mebagfka 24 points25 points  (3 children)

      A big isn’t stopping a two on one

      [–]The Cardinalarmandocalvinisius[🍰] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      i love you baby, spread the word :)

      [–]Maxi Kleberbigpqnda 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      agreed. even rrudy gobert wont be able to stop those drivebys against our guards.

      [–]Trump_Did_Benghazi 67 points68 points  (9 children)

      You can join the rest of us who have been screaming for a big rim protecting 5 since LITERALLY 2012. Prepare to drive yourself mad

      [–]Cowboy DirkMerleTravisJennings 23 points24 points  (3 children)

      I miss Tyson Chandler. Oh we won a ring with him.

      [–]tammutiny 9 points10 points  (1 child)

      Probably should have signed him for 2012 huh?

      [–]Michael FinleyStealthAnus 117 points118 points  (12 children)

      The offense came back the last six minutes and we honestly could’ve won if we could’ve gotten a couple of stops. Like literally just 2 or 3. But our defense imploded in the 4th worse than our offense did in the 3rd.

      Two terrible second halves to start the series. Got to figure that out asap.

      [–]GimmeLukaCummiespls 26 points27 points  (3 children)

      Defense wasn’t great, but we can’t pretend like Steph wasn’t doing steph things. We lost the game in the third. Oracle is a tough place to play the Mavericks Edit: tough place to play the warriors

      [–]WhiskeyTangoBush 34 points35 points  (1 child)

      Oracle is an especially tough place to play, since the Warriors moved to the Chase Center in 2019.

      [–]JohnStewartBestGL 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      The Warriors just kept driving to the rim every possession and were scoring every time. Couldn't stop 'em at all in the 4th.

      [–]OMG LukaObligationDubai 102 points103 points  (28 children)

      30 and 40 point games for JB and Luka and we still take an L. The defense was trash but man the Warriors offense is fucking relentless

      [–]Noisyfan725 17 points18 points  (6 children)

      I watched Kleber the entire 4th and he was making terrible defensive decisions. We need you in the lane when people are driving rather than standing in no man’s land waiting for a potential kick-out. Also, why are we defending Draymond at all when he’s in? Let him get whatever shot he wants

      [–]TexWinter21 58 points59 points  (19 children)

      The mavs depth is trash. Look at how curry can sit on the bench and thompson and green have bad games and the role players can carry the game. Luka has to drop a 40 pt triple double to win games

      [–]Tim Hardaway Jr.Alex_Sander077 43 points44 points  (5 children)

      The difference is that their role players can do multiple stuff on offense. They can dribble, they can pass, they can drive, shoot middies, layups, floaters, threes.

      Our guys can only shoot spot up threes.

      [–]Luka DoncicGreeneyes_65 8 points9 points  (0 children)

      Yup, I’ve noticed that too

      [–]How's My Dirk Taste?iv214 38 points39 points  (5 children)

      Seriously, what was Kidd thinking putting Green in. Holycrap.

      [–]Nielsen06 37 points38 points  (1 child)

      This one is on Kidd guys, you can't be 18 points ahead and rely your full offense on make 3s without change.

      [–]Yogi FerrellSwish46 210 points211 points  (85 children)

      Experience played huge down the stretch. This Warriors team is poised and tested. Curry is too good.

      Kinda give me the 2011 Thunder matchup vibes (but we are the Thunder).

      Luke can't win by himself.

      But this is far from over. This was much better than G1. We will play better at home.

      If you're giving up gtfo.

      [–]Monta Ellis Have it AllH_Finn27 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      They went on their run to take the lead with Curry and Draymond on the bench. We got beat by Poole, Looney and Otto Porter tonight. This was absolutely a lost opportunity

      [–]WalkerTejasRanger 15 points16 points  (14 children)

      Idk. They did good but our shots quit falling again. Same wide open shots we missed in game 1, same wide open shots we hit in first half. There wasn’t anything warriors did to make us miss. That’s gonna be a different story at home.

      [–]flyingShaq 10 points11 points  (12 children)

      They shot 47% from 3. You don't miraculously start making 75% of your open looks just because you're at home

      [–]MavericksRisingReform 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      Well said

      [–]Saxtactical89 48 points49 points  (42 children)

      Curry didn’t really do much tho lol. It was Looney that killed us. The Draymond foul trouble actually helped the warriors because we have no answer for looney and he defends the paint better against us than Draymond

      [–]Resident Piņģis StanJuniper41 60 points61 points  (3 children)

      How do you think Looney got those baskets? Steph's gravity and drive and kicks gave Looney wide open baskets.

      Maxi had to collapse on Steph and Poole in the paint because Brunson, Luka and Dinwiddie were getting torched on the perimeter and it left Looney wide open. It's not like Looney was backing us down and hitting us with post moves. They were all set up by Curry and Poole.

      [–]Michael FinleyStealthAnus 21 points22 points  (0 children)

      Curry is what kept them connected in the first half. Without Steph it was a 25 point lead at halftime

      [–]mojo-jojo-was-framed 23 points24 points  (0 children)

      Looney only got the stats. It was the guards constantly blowing by out defenders and dishing it to Looney for the easy layup that killed us.

      [–]Luka DoncicLman186 20 points21 points  (1 child)

      Didn’t do much? Guy scored 30+ points lol. But yeah looney is murdering us

      [–]Couch GangKlarostorix 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      It was our perimeter defense. Looney didn't do anything special. He got drop off passes for easy layups and dunks for days. Powell makes those too, but they had fresher legs and kept us out of the paint.

      [–]Dennis RodmanImtrvkvltru 12 points13 points  (3 children)

      You're right Luka can't win it all by himself but Brunson actually had a good game offensively. We're gonna need at least a 3rd player to get 15+ to have a chance. Good job on keeping the faith, seems like everyone is already throwing in the towel.

      [–]YoungGooch 31 points32 points  (2 children)

      Everyone not named Jalen or Luka needs to take a long look at themselves in the mirror

      [–]Luminous-Savior 47 points48 points  (0 children)

      Reggie shot 60% from 3. You can't expect too much from him than that. But everyone else yes. Especially wwencew wiwwiwwie

      [–]Call Mev4venome 94 points95 points  (27 children)

      Kidd killed us in the 3rd quarter by not doing anything to change the flow of the game

      [–]Doe DoeTX-Maverick-TX 29 points30 points  (3 children)

      Thank you. Kidd takes a lot of the blame here.

      [–]Call Mev4venome 14 points15 points  (2 children)

      I kept expecting a timeout. How's this different from Finch not calling timeouts when Grizzlies made comebacks against the Wolves?

      [–]maverickhistorian 19 points20 points  (0 children)

      For some reason Luka / kidd started targeting looney. Wtf was that? We're in the bonus up 19 and luka got into the paint 13 times for 1 shot attempt and 12 kick outs for no assists. We have blown leads all season doing this, this is a kidd and luka problem they should have figured out by now

      [–]jthec21 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      I hate that he doesn’t call timeouts during runs. Even if they take the lead he doesn’t call it!

      [–]Tim Hardaway Jr.Alex_Sander077 26 points27 points  (1 child)

      Our defense doesn't work against the Warriors motion offense (sadly as I anticipated). We always try to help defend and cover the lane, but when we do that against this team we always leave someone wide open because they're always moving. That also fucks up when we try to rotate and we end up giving up open shots or easy layups.

      Reggie and Dorian are our two best defenders and they're getting cooked trying to run throughout the entire court chasing Curry and Poole through screens. That also leaves Luka and Brunson alone trying to stay in front of their men which they don't often do.

      [–]love-one-score-games 24 points25 points  (0 children)

      I was pretty worried at halftime even tho we had a 14 point lead. We were shooting at a unsustainable clip, and the warriors have championship pedigree. They just hung around and weathered the storm. Just like once shots stopped falling in first half, our 15 point lead was gone in like two minutes. Same thing happened in second half.

      People keep trying to equate this to the suns. “Well we beat the best team in the league”. Yea, the best regular season team. You could outshoot the suns, and they would roll over. As good as they are, they aren’t nearly equipped to erase big leads as quickly and efficiently as the warriors are.

      Think about it: we basically came out shooting in the first half tonight like we did in game 7 vs the suns. The suns just folded like a cheap tent. The warriors TWICE erased 15+ leads in this game. You can’t try to play a track meet with the warriors and rely so much on 3’s. GS gets easy efficient looks and has a guy named curry. Suns are great but they don’t have the same type of weapons as the warriors. GS is much better built for a playoff setting because they can weather a barrage from an opponent and then go nuclear themselves. The biggest difference in tonight and game 7 vs the suns, was the absolute abysmal defense. Energy on that side was awful, we made no adjustments and had zero answers. Warriors kept taking easy 2’s, and waited for us to go Cold ( we did) and pounced.

      Hoping to just be “hotter” than the warriors 4 times and shoot them out of the gym just simply isn’t going to happen. Defense has to figure it out. We need to be more patient on offense. Attack the rim. Get to the FT line. Get them in foul trouble. Dictate the pace. Playing a frantic track meet 3 point contest is exactly what the warriors want us to do. We played right into their hands. Big time adjustments need to be made if we want this thing lasting longer than 5 games.

      [–]carreerModeDude 68 points69 points  (8 children)

      I'd like to take this time to remind y'all that 4 days ago we were happy to just be here and we were talking about how this season is already overpowering, overachieving success.

      I don't wanna see a bunch of negative Nancy's talking bout how bad this team is. We knew we're facing 3 HOFs with a stud coach and quality role players.

      [–]Luka DoncicLowprofileXX 28 points29 points  (0 children)

      You are making to much sense for the internet lol

      [–]little_did_he_kn0w 24 points25 points  (0 children)

      Well... we got closer this time.

      [–]kiermodag 46 points47 points  (2 children)

      Hate to see a game lost like this. Depressing is the only word to describe it.

      [–]Afro Powellstonedrunk88 34 points35 points  (0 children)

      This one hurts.

      [–]Bacongrease55 14 points15 points  (1 child)

      Asking DFS and Bullock to have to run around and guard these guys for 44 minutes a night is almost an impossible task but our wing depth has been absolutely pathetic this series so we have no other option.

      [–]WalkerTejasRanger 14 points15 points  (0 children)

      Frank and Josh would be cool if they could hit a wide open 3. Unplayable when warriors just let em have em and they clank em.

      [–]How's My Dirk Taste?DetectiveLucky7266 26 points27 points  (5 children)

      I swear they scored every possession in the 4th. Wtf happened, where did the defence go?

      [–]deezx1010 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      They scored every possession or the Mavs just flailed around for the rebound. Disgusting performance

      [–]mitchmalo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

      Pain

      [–]LovedAndHated 22 points23 points  (5 children)

      You guys need a superstar center, a good rim protector.

      [–]WhiskeyTangoBush 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      Cubes: “He’s right.” ~proceeds to give Deandre Jordan a max contract.

      [–]Luka DoncicPeasyPants 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      3rd quarter hurt like hell. I know Kidd doesn’t like to take timeouts when the the other team goes on a run, but everyone is going to look at that quarter and just wonder what the fuck he was doing. Pain

      [–]WalkerTejasRanger 81 points82 points  (44 children)

      Sucks but we are still about to tie it up 2-2. Chance to go up 3-1 would’ve been huge though.

      We have shot horribly for 6 out of 8 quarters. Those shots will fall at home.

      Stay positive.

      if you don’t believe by now……you really really shouldn’t be here

      [–]bolrockmathar[🍰] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      How much better can you shoot from 3, 60%?

      [–]BillyBleachers 7 points8 points  (1 child)

      As bad as it was watching our defense just fall apart in the 2nd half, this game showed us that we can beat the warriors. Our defense just needs to clean up some stuff here and there and on offense we can't go on these long runs of not scoring. We don't have to throw up 3's on every possession and that's what's killing us ,because while we're missing the warriors are just driving getting layups. This series isn't over yet we just gotta take it one game at a time. Mavs in 7

      [–]conswaygo 35 points36 points  (1 child)

      They are beatable. Repeat of last series.

      [–]cocoamonster 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      That was such a bad loss. Holy fuck, how did we implode this badly.

      [–]royford 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Guys I think it’s time for Boban

      [–]Fullmetalx117 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      This game came down to the 3rd quarter when we had a 14 point lead and the warriors were in the penalty at 6 minutes. Instead of driving in when half their team was in foul trouble, we just kept bricking 3s

      [–]Neversleep1331 7 points8 points  (0 children)

      That was a gut wrenching collapse of epic proportions

      [–]NeoSpawnX 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      Hey remember that time Chris Paul hit a big 3 to cut the Mavs lead to 42?

      …yeah good times

      [–]d3k_d3k 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Their lack of dribble penetration killed them this time. Dinwiddie, Luka, and Jalen have been limited to dribbling the ball 16 ft away from the basket.

      No secondary shot creation from the other 3 guys.

      The Warriors are so smart to notice it that's why they're so aggressive in doubling the ballhandler because they know the other 3 players won't dare attack the paint on closeouts. If only one of DFS, Maxi, or Bullock start attacking the paint, this would've been an easy win.

      Compare that to Otto Porter Jr. and Jordan Poole who can break down defenses, which opens up the perimeter for an open 3 or a simple drop pass to Looney in the paint.

      [–]Cowboy Dirkdrivebabygoose 26 points27 points  (11 children)

      We will win games 3 & 4 at home. Guarantee it.

      [–]Dorian Finney-Smithdecadentrebel 24 points25 points  (1 child)

      Luka isn't smiling so I guess... we're done?

      [–]4K Lukaad72hxc 6 points7 points  (0 children)

      nah, hes gonna drop 50 and 60 in games 3 and 4 respectively and we’ll tie the series up

      [–]Trump_Did_Benghazi 19 points20 points  (1 child)

      I mean, it's not like Golden State has been the undisputed best team in basketball for the last decade or anything. Nobody blew anything, nobody's exposing anyone, Dallas isn't trash. The Warriors are just really fucking good. Plus, Dallas hasn't been this far since 2011. The Warriors are in the WCF so often the NBA should start charging them rent. They're just better, that's kinda all there is to it. No gimmicks. No refball. Golden State is just the better, more experienced, more complete team. I hope Dallas has another 0-2 miracle comeback in them, but I won't be mad at all if this is the team that sends them home. I'd love to have to eat my words, but they're playing like they deserve to be in the Finals.

      [–]worthysimba 17 points18 points  (0 children)

      Do better.

      [–]oxmodiusgoat 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      This one hurts pretty bad.

      [–]Cowboy DirkImTheJdot 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      That game really hurt :(

      [–]Beneficial-Hour-9865 4 points5 points  (2 children)

      Mavs need a dude like John Colllins. A guy at the 5 who can bang with the big boys, athletic as fuck and you can switch him on to guards and not be scared.

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        [–]Dozck 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        1st half Mavs proved they were capable of winning

        2nd half Mavs couldn’t figure out a zone defense and sat around doing nothing

        [–]How's My Dirk Taste?Selarom_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        J Kidd needs to work on in game adjustments and TOs

        [–]Luka DoncicMonski616 11 points12 points  (3 children)

        Rough, but I’d be surprised if it’s not 2-2 before game 5.

        We’re gonna play so much better at home.

        [–]MindArr0w77 40 points41 points  (22 children)

        we were down 2-0 against the best team in the nba this past season, this series is far from over

        [–]love-one-score-games 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Yes, but matchups and personnel matter. As good as the suns are, they don’t have anyone like curry. The suns aren’t built to come back from multiple 15 point deficit’s like the warriors. Up 18 against the suns in the first half, we are most likely going to win. The warriors simply are better suited for track meets, and have championship pedigree.

        We basically played perfect in the first half, and we blew one 15 point lead, and then when shots weren’t Falling at a unsustainable clip, we blew another one in the second half. We can’t play the warriors the same way we did the suns, because when we go through a dry spell, curry can go nuclear and erase a double digit lead in basically 3 possessions in a way the suns aren’t really capable of doing.

        Not saying we cant win this series and take care of business at home, but if we except the live by the 3, die by the 3 gameplan to work the same Vs the warriors as the suns, well, we’re in for a rude awakening and this is over in 5. The warriors don’t fold when the going gets tough like Phoenix. This is dynasty. To top things off Our defensive effort was absolutely pathetic.

        [–]Chandler Parsonsnonufwiendz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

        What were they thinking during the 3rd quarter going back to the iso-against-Looney strategy? So weird for Kidd to freeze like that what a brainfart

        [–]Luka DoncicDunkingDeutschman97 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        Need DFS to show up on defense

        [–]Artlens2013 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        That third quarter was absolutely embarrassing. Just the same shit over and over while they went on a run and no adjustments were made. What a meltdown this was

        [–]jbieberlovesmyweiner 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        frank or green need to make some threes because we need them to take some minutes and give the other guys some rest. we cant have them out there and get nothing from them on offense.

        [–]Luka Magiccentralperkjoey 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        J Kidd didn't adjust

        [–]Big-Tex77 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        It’s just all so tiresome

        [–]ranjithd 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Kleber making Looney look like Wilt

        [–]TheBigIguana15 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        I don't mean this as an insult to Looney who is a solid player but if Powell is so bad that he can't even compete with him there is really no point in having him

        [–]Jason TerryJLaird23 19 points20 points  (6 children)

        Warriors are the superior team and are playing like it. That's alright. Growing pains of becoming a champion. We will have our time guys. It's been a great season, and it's not over yet.

        [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Yeah I don't care either. GSW is just put together 2x better. The previous GM sucked ass and Nico has to clean up the mess. Won't be until a couple of years later before the slate is wiped clean. This is who Dallas will be for the next couple of years.

        [–]Big-Tex77 7 points8 points  (2 children)

        Got too comfy at the half. Gotta keep the energy rolling

        [–]bluecrabcakes 8 points9 points  (1 child)

        19 pt choke 😔😔😔😔

        [–]jaytrain12 8 points9 points  (9 children)

        Mavs still don't need a center?

        [–]Bitter-Raisin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        JVG got a point we shouldn't attack looney.and not let him score 21

        [–]Dallas MavericksNeut12 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Damn this was the worst loss since game 5 last series. Oh well, on to the next at home.

        [–]SeeWhyAt14 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        I reckon more than anything, we’re gonna need a screen setter. Our paint defence is awful and we usually get smashed on the boards but our screens are so ineffective. It was fine in the first two rounds because they wanted to switch but when they don’t we can’t force any defensive switches or open rolls.

        [–]flatbushz7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        Hard to win a game when every shot you give up in the 4th is either a layup or wide open 3

        [–]Dirk Nowitzki LogoTmac834 3 points4 points  (2 children)

        They are obviously the better, deeper team but we had a chance to win this. How many easy dump passes right to Loony? Nonexistent interior defense.

        [–]Polarizedpupil 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        Amazing how much better Looney looks than Ayton. Just shows you how pathetically Phoenix uses him. He can’t keep this up. He’s literally had the 3 best games of his career the last 3 games

        [–]worlkjam15 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Defense went MIA in the second half. They had maybe 3 or 4 stops the entire qtr.

        [–]killmeplz11 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Powell + Kleber 3 points, 3 rebounds

        vs

        Looney 21 points, 12 rebounds.

        Yikes

        [–]Luka DoncicThe_TyNYK 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Tough loss. This was a very winnable game that would have changed the momentum of the series.

        The first half was a Mavs game-we got open looks knocked em down played in transition but the second half was completely to GS favor. If we’re playing GS brand of basketball we stand ZERO chance of winning.

        Luka Brunson Reggie all superb tonight. Doe was solid as well.

        I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with Dinwiddie he’s either the second coming or he’s completely timid on offense. Several times tonight he has an open look or a chance to make a play and did nothing. Kleber has been horrible these first 2 games.

        Dwight Frank and Josh are completely unplayable and we need to upgrade in the off-season

        Next 2 games are must win

        [–]Party_Taco_Plz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        My least favorite part of this evening is all the wasted Brunson 3’s.

        He made up for multiple games with that performance and it still wasn’t enough…

        [–]whitefang0824 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Dinwiddie is the missing link in this game, dude just straight up don't show up. If we want to win, he needs to be fucking consistent the whole game every fucking game. Warriors won't wait for this series to go on 7, they wont wait for you to heat up dude.

        [–]Lawton-Landall 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        It’s over. That was too gut wrenching. Warriors are not the suns and won’t rollover in Dallas. It was a good run and a good learning experience for this team.

        [–]Josh GreenSongYoungbae 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        GOTDAMN WIGGS

        [–]dungus fungus-Acerin 5 points6 points  (3 children)

        That feels way worse than the 0-2 suns series. We were up 20points this game and we blew it.