The Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks game went very poorly for the Mavericks. Not only did they fall to a 3-0 deficit in the Western Conference Finals, but their star player was also the victim of one of the most brutal posters of the 2022 playoffs.
Andrew Wiggins has been having a great series against the Mavericks' wings and has been an excellent contributor. He has been a great shooter and has been dominating on cuts to the basket. However, his true driving prowess was on full display when he threw down an absolute thunderous dunk over Luka Doncic.
After the monster dunk, NBA official Marc Davis called an offensive foul and tried to have the dunk not count. However, Steve Kerr used a coach's challenge to get the decision overturned upon review. The no-call is not something Seth Curry was a fan of, cheering on his brother's teammates at the expense of his former Dallas teammate.
Seth is correct about this being the best dunk of the playoffs even though the referee tried to call it an offensive foul at the start. How the referees have been officiating games has been a massive talking point all playoffs long, including the Eastern Conference Finals that came under criticism from the likes of LeBron James.
The dunk was the biggest highlight of the game and Wiggins has further proved his importance to the Warriors' championship push. His strength on the wing and on both ends of the floor has been an incredible revelation all season long.
Heading into the NBA Finals, Wiggins may be crucial for the Warriors trying to gameplan against either Jayson Tatum in Boston or Jimmy Butler in Miami. The All-Star starter is proving why he earned that position through the playoffs and he may be the X-Factor going into the NBA Finals as well.