Dallas Mavericks

Mavs done in by Thompson’s 29 points, Durant’s triple-double

Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry, left, came off the bench to score 11 points and contribute a team-high five assists. But it wasn’t enough to overcome his older brother Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Friday in Oakland, Calif.
Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry, left, came off the bench to score 11 points and contribute a team-high five assists. But it wasn’t enough to overcome his older brother Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors on Friday in Oakland, Calif. AP

Kevin Durant notched his first triple-double for Golden State with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and first in more than a year, leading the Warriors past the Dallas Mavericks 108-99 on Friday night.

Durant’s eighth career triple-double was his first since Dec. 10, 2015, against Atlanta. Klay Thompson scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and finished with five 3-pointers and Stephen Curry added 14 points.

Harrison Barnes, who spent the past four seasons in a key role with Golden State, scored 25 points for Dallas against his old team.

In the first quarter, Curry (11,903) passed Purvis Short (11,894) for seventh place on the Warriors’ all-time scoring list.

Draymond Green had 13 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in Golden State’s ninth straight home win against the Mavericks, the Warriors’ streak longest ever.

There was some Curry vs. Curry in this one, with Stephen guarding brother Seth and vice versa for short stints.

Thompson has 78 3-pointers against the Mavs, his most against any opponent. The Warriors began 3 for 10 from long range but wound up 11 for 33.

Dirk Nowitzki, who had been questionable coming in with an illness, scored 11 points on 3-for-12 shooting in 23-plus minutes for Dallas.

Warriors reigning NBA Coach of the Year Steve Kerr, for one, is ready for 2017 given his health issues following complications from two back surgeries last year that still affect him.

But he doesn’t need to change his routine. Nor his star-studded roster.

“I’m not a resolution guy,” he said. “I go to the gym every day, I don’t just go to the gym the first 10 days of January.”

Briefly

▪ Ex-Warriors C Andrew Bogut was out for a rest day, not playing in back-to-backs right now.

▪ Dallas is 4-9 on the road vs. the Western Conference.

▪ Golden State finished the calendar year 72-12 for the second straight time – the best two-year mark (144-24) in NBA history ahead of the 1996-97 Bulls at 136-30.

▪ The Warriors had 13 turnovers after averaging 20.3 over their previous three games and Kerr would like his team’s total to be around 12-13. He said that meant making about a half-dozen better decisions over the course of a game and avoiding overpassing.

▪ Rookie Patrick McCaw, brought back up after a day with the D-Leauge Santa Cruz Warriors, stayed home because of flu-like symptoms.

CURRY’S SNEAKER CAUSE

Two pairs of Stephen Curry’s special shoes were auctioned off to raise $45,201 to aid the Oakland Fire Relief fund following the deadly Dec. 2 Ghost Ship warehouse fire in nearby Oakland. The “Oakland Strong” shoes worn in a game by the MVP were taken for $30,101 by an anonymous bidder, while his pregame “Ghost Ship” grafitti-style pair went for $15,100 also to an anonymous bidder.

“I’m always very proud of Steph and all of our guys. They put some money together as a group, the team did, to donate to the fund,” Kerr said.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host Washington on Tuesday. The road team won both times during last season’s series.

Warriors: Host Denver on Monday, having won four straight at home against the Nuggets.

Dallas

29

19

21

30

99

Golden State

29

30

32

17

108

Dallas

Min

FG-A

FT-A

R

A

F

Pt

Barnes

27:28

11-18

0-0

3

1

0

25

Finney-Smith

21:09

0-3

0-0

2

0

0

0

Nowitzki

23:26

3-12

5-5

5

1

2

11

Matthews

29:45

5-14

2-2

2

1

1

14

Williams

20:28

4-7

2-3

2

4

0

11

Se.Curry

26:08

4-8

2-2

1

5

1

11

Powell

23:36

5-7

0-0

13

1

1

10

Harris

17:39

1-4

1-2

2

2

2

4

Anderson

16:57

3-11

0-0

4

1

3

6

Brussino

12:00

1-2

0-0

3

1

1

2

Jackson

12:00

1-6

1-1

1

5

1

3

Hammons

6:21

1-1

0-0

0

0

0

2

Mejri

3:03

0-0

0-0

2

0

0

0

Totals

240

39-93

13-15

40

22

12

99

Percentages: FG .419, FT .867. 3-Point Goals: 8-32, .250 (Barnes 3-7, Matthews 2-4, Se.Curry 1-3, Williams 1-3, Harris 1-4, Brussino 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Finney-Smith 0-2, Nowitzki 0-3, Anderson 0-4). Team Rebounds: 8. Team Turnovers: 10 (0 PTS). Blocked Shots: 6 (Powell 2, Anderson, Barnes, Brussino, Nowitzki). Turnovers: 10 (Nowitzki 3, Williams 2, Barnes, Brussino, Finney-Smith, Harris, Mejri). Steals: 11 (Matthews 3, Anderson 2, Barnes 2, Se.Curry 2, Jackson, Williams). Technical Fouls: Matthews, 3:43 second.

Golden State

Min

FG-A

FT-A

R

A

F

Pt

Durant

35:28

7-14

3-4

11

10

0

19

Green

26:31

6-10

0-0

8

7

3

13

Pachulia

18:20

1-6

0-0

5

0

1

2

St.Curry

30:08

5-12

1-1

4

5

2

14

Thompson

35:38

11-19

2-2

4

2

0

29

Clark

23:41

3-8

1-2

2

1

0

7

Iguodala

22:42

0-3

2-2

4

2

2

2

Livingston

17:52

3-5

0-0

2

0

1

6

West

14:35

2-2

4-4

2

4

2

8

McGee

10:36

4-4

0-0

1

0

1

8

Looney

4:29

0-1

0-0

0

0

0

0

Totals

240

42-84

13-15

43

31

12

108

Percentages: FG .500, FT .867. 3-Point Goals: 11-33, .333 (Thompson 5-11, St.Curry 3-6, Durant 2-7, Green 1-3, Clark 0-3, Iguodala 0-3). Team Rebounds: 9. Team Turnovers: 13 (0 PTS). Blocked Shots: 4 (Livingston 2, Iguodala, Thompson). Turnovers: 13 (Durant 4, Green 3, Thompson 2, Clark, Looney, St.Curry, West). Steals: 5 (Clark, Pachulia, St.Curry, Thompson, West). Technical Fouls: Defensive three second, 5:30 second; team, 5:30 second. Att.—19,596 (19,596).

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