Golden State Warriors At Dallas Mavericks [May 24] - Picks And Predictions For NBA Playoffs

Stephen Curry
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The Golden State Warriors are just one win away from another trip to the NBA Finals. The only thing standing in their way is Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, who don't seem to have an answer for their offense.

Steve Kerr's team has outplayed the Mavs on both ends of the floor and looks poised for another championship run. But Doncic has proven to be a unique kind of talent, so maybe he still has something up his sleeve.

Dubs Are One Win Away

Stephen Curry
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The Warriors heard all the noise. They knew everybody counted them out and thought they were done already. Now, they're on the verge of making it to the NBA Finals for the eighth time in six years.

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Steve Kerr have already won three rings together and want to continue making even more history. They're stacked on both ends of the floor and are peaking when it matters the most.

Doncic Needs Help

Luka Doncic
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Luka Doncic has posted outstanding averages throughout the playoffs and this series isn't the exception to the rule. However, his supporting cast has struggled to live up to the expectations and take some pressure off his shoulders.

The Mavs' defense has been solid for most of the year. But they haven't been able to keep up the pace on the offensive end of the floor, with their shooting going ice-cold after putting up some impressive performances against the Phoenix Suns.

Key Injuries, Stats, And Trends

Andre Iguodala
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Andre Iguodala and Gary Payton II will miss this game for the Warriors, while Tim Hardaway Jr. will stay on the sidelines for Dallas.

In terms of trends, the Warriors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600, and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game. Also, the Under is 4-0 in the Warriors' last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game, and 4-0 in the Warriors' last 4 games as an underdog.

Picks For Warriors At Mavericks

Stephen Curry
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The Warriors are one-point underdogs ahead of this game. That's normal, considering the Mavericks need to force Game 5 and live another day. However, there's just no chance Steph Curry's team drops the ball tonight.

The Dubs aren't the kind of team to take their feet off the gas. They smell blood and go for the kill when their rivals are struggling.

Doncic continues to put together a legendary start to his career but the Mavs don't have the personnel to contain Curry, Thompson, and Jordan Poole. Ride with the visitors tonight.