The three Warriors-Mavericks game this season have been a tale of two extremes.
Two of three have ended in massive blowouts, a combined margin of 61 points while the other was a final-second thriller headlined by a duel between two of the league's best in Stephen Curry and Luka Doncic.
Tuesday night (ET) was Dallas' turn to pile on the misery, leading by as many as 43 before eventually winning 133-103.
As is the case in every blowout, multiple records were broken or set, and here's a rundown of the biggest ones:
27: Mavericks average win margin vs. Warriors
The 30-point victory is just one of multiple big wins the Mavericks over recorded over the Warriors in the last couple of seasons.
As per the team's PR, Dallas has beaten Golden State in six of their last seven contests and those six wins have come by an average of 27.0 points.
The Mavericks have won 6 of their last 7 games against the Golden State Warriors.- Mavs PR (@MavsPR) April 28, 2021
Dallas has won by an average of 27.0 points across those 6 wins. pic.twitter.com/Q8ERrkHbRW
28: Unanswered Mavericks points
Dallas opened this game up with a 28-0 run, capping off the first quarter with 25 unanswered. They went from trailing 12-11 early in the first quarter to leading 39-12 early in the second quarter.
Jalen Brunson drilled this triple to cap off a 28-0 Mavs run 😳 pic.twitter.com/Ncab68UtEk- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 28, 2021
The Mavericks didn't pull this off against a Curry-less Warriors. In fact, the former two-time MVP was on the floor for all but the final three points of this game-changing run. The bench duo of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Jalen Brunson scored 16 of the 28 consecutive Mavericks points.
The 28-0 run is the most by any team in the NBA this season, as per the team's PR, and the most since the New York Knicks in 2017. It's also the longest unanswered run by the team in the last 20 seasons.
According to @EliasSports, the Mavericks 28-0 run is tied for the 2nd-longest scoring run by any team over the last 20 seasons and the longest since the Knicks went on a 28-0 run against the Raptors on Nov. 22, 2017. pic.twitter.com/NCWvDzFZuD- ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 28, 2021
39: Doncic's career-high through 3
Having not played a single minute in the fourth quarter, Doncic's 39 points (15-22 FGs) are the most through three quarters by a Mavericks player since 1997-98, when quarter data began getting recorded.
While the Mavericks did most of their damage early, in the first quarter, the Slovenian ensured this game remained a blowout by putting on a show in the third quarter - 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting.
23 in the 3rd Q.- NBA (@NBA) April 28, 2021
39 in the game.
Locked. In. Luka. pic.twitter.com/Gta8ny6CCR
He also racked up eight assists, six rebounds, and two steals in just 28 minutes of play. He was the team's top scorer while Curry, with 27, topped the Warriors scoring charts.
33: Mavericks lead at halftime
After two quarters, Dallas led 62-29 - the fewest points scored by the Warriors in any half this season. In fact, the points tally is the lowest in the Warriors Steve Kerr era.
A little Luka magic before the halftime buzzer 🚨 pic.twitter.com/ilxeulzQeP- NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) April 28, 2021
Get this, that's not even the largest halftime lead the Mavericks have held this season. It's second to their 77-27 halftime lead over the LA Clippers back in December. By doing so, they became the first team since the San Antonio Spurs in the 2015-16 season to have multiple games of allowing fewer than 30 points at halftime.
It's only the second time in franchise history that the team have led by at least 30 multiple times in a season. The only previous instance was in 2004-05 season.
2-1: Mavs win key season series
The Mavericks' slump in early April, when they lost five in seven, had them looking vulnerable to fall lower among the Play-in seeds. Instead, they seem to have grabbed a handle on things, having won four of their last five including this one.
More importantly, with this victory, Dallas holds the tiebreaker over Golden State having won the season series 2-1.
The win also helps them remain above the Portland Trail Blazers, who own the tiebreaker with the Mavericks and also won tonight. Dallas sits sixth with a 1.0 game lead.
Of the remaining Play-in teams, the Mavericks hold the tiebreaker over the Spurs while their season series with the Grizzlies is tied at 1-1 with one game left.
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