Dallas maverick's vs Golden State Warriors

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The Dallas Mavericks came up short in their 112-87 loss in Game 1 to the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals.

With the goal of avoiding a 2-0 series deficit, they will need to respond in a major way in Game 2. 

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Defeating the Warriors on the road is no easy task.

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The Warriors are 16-3 at home in Game 2's since their title run in 2014-15 and are 17-5 in Game 2's overall during this stretch. 

The Warriors made it a point to neutralize Luka Doncic by loading up on him aggressively.

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He was limited to just 20 points on 6-18 from the floor and 3-10 on 3s while the team as a whole went just 11-48 (22.9 percent) from beyond the arc.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks had a tough time keeping up with the speed of the Warriors' offense on the open floor

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with their decision-making in the half-court.  

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