Why the Mavs lost: That magical Golden State Warriors’ machine just keeps on rolling.
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 70 points Friday night and the Warriors rolled past the Dallas Mavericks 130-112 at American Airlines Center.
In their quest to beat the NBA single-season record for wins set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, the Warriors are now 62-6. They also are two games ahead of the pace established by the Bulls, who finished their amazing season with a 72-10 record.
As for the Mavs, they are in danger of missing the playoffs as this is the first time they’ve been below .500 after 69 games since they were 33-36 late in the 2012-’13 season.
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Key players: Klay Thompson led the hard-charging Warriors with 39 points, Stephen Curry poured in 31 points, handed out 10 assists and grabbed nine rebounds. Also for the Warriors, Harrison Barnes scored 20 points, Draymond Green had 15 points and eight assists, and Marrese Speights collected 13 points.
Key stat: The Warriors converted an incredible 22-of-38 shots from 3-point range. The NBA record for 3-pointers made in a game is 23.
Records: Warriors 61-6, Mavs 34-35