Andrew Bogut put up his 13th double-double this season, scoring 15 points and registering 10 rebounds, to help the Golden State Warriors easily get past the Dallas Mavericks, 108-85. The Warriors had a strong shooting performance in this one, going 41-80 (51.2%) from the field, including 12-25 (48.0%) from three-point range. Golden State (41-24) has now won five straight games.
Bogut finished 7-9 from the field, in a quality offensive outing. Despite the loss, Monta Ellis put up 15 points for Dallas on 6-13 shooting, including 1-3 from behind the arc.
In a matchup of strength versus strength, the Mavericks offense did not have its best game, struggling to make shots against a Warriors defense that ranks second-best in the NBA at forcing misses (47.3% opponents' eFG%). Despite finishing with an eFG% of 39.6% in this game, they rank fifth in the NBA in that metric at 52.1% this season. The Warriors combined an eFG% of 58.8% with 48.0% 3-point shooting. They are 12-3 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Mavericks, on the other hand, are 2-8 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
This drops Dallas (38-27) to 1-2 against Golden State on the year.
Coming up, the Warriors battle the Los Angeles Clippers, who are 45-20 on the season. The Mavericks match up with the Utah Jazz, currently sitting at 22-42 this year. The Warriors won their last two meetings with Los Angeles. The Mavericks have come away with a win the last two games against Utah.