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NBA Fans React To Golden State Warriors Blowout Win Over Dallas Mavericks In Game 1: "Don't Compare Steph Curry With Luka Doncic Again"

NBA Fans React To Golden State Warriors Blowout Win Over Dallas Mavericks In Game 1: "Don't Compare Steph Curry With Luka Doncic Again"

The Golden State Warriors proved to the world what championship pedigree means in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. They completely outplayed the Dallas Mavericks, who are the fairy-tale team of the playoffs after a shocking series win over the league-leading Phoenix Suns.

The Warriors walked out with the Game 1 win at home by a score of 87-112, as the Mavs couldn't match up on either side of the ball. The Mavericks couldn't get shots to fall, and the Warriors did a great job of not letting the Mavericks get easy looks around the rim. The Warriors, on the other hand, got their best looks in the paint and near the rim as they exploited the lack of an interior defender on the Mavericks.

Considering the Mavs' story, many were picking them to upset the Warriors because of Luka's all-world talent. However, Luka's disastrous second-half performance that saw him score only 2 points and have 6 turnovers is an indicator of how outmatched the Mavericks were. This is what people around the association had to say:

The Mavericks generated good looks throughout the first half of the game but were met with a pitiful conversion rate. Even open shots were not going in for Dallas as they shot a pathetic 36% from the field and 22.9% from three. The Warriors also out-rebounded and out-hustled the Mavericks, beating them in almost every statistical category.

If the Mavericks hope to fight back, Jason Kidd needs to figure out the right adjustments as soon as possible, similar to how he did it against the Suns. The Warriors won't give the Mavs any breathing room, so the road ahead is not easy.

The performance of Andrew Wiggins is a key indicator of the Warriors' strategy, and how the Mavericks can stop players like him and Looney from having big games will determine how long this series actually ends up going.