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Charles Barkley Rips ‘Not Competing’ Luka Doncic: Dallas Mavs at Warriors Game 5 Live Scoring Update Final

Dallas could not accomplish something no team has yet to pull off this postseason.
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With the season on the line, the Dallas Mavericks travel to play the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 on Thursday night in the raucous Chase Center.

To avoid elimination, the Mavericks must accomplish something no team has yet to pull off this postseason; Beat the Warriors in San Francisco. Golden State owns the league's best home playoff record at 8-0. Including the regular season, the Warriors have won their last 10 home games.

Dallas beat the Warriors, 119-109, in Game 4 to avoid the brooms. Dallas made 20 3-pointers to keep the Western Conference Finals alive.

"I still believe we can win," said Luka Doncic. "We're going to have to go game by game. You have to believe to win."

FINAL: WARRIORS 120, MAVS 110 - Did the Mavs "believe''? Sure. But they fall 4-1 to the Warriors. And Golden State had something more as they recorded a Game 5 ... win to move on to the NBA Finals. Talent. Pedigree. Momentum. 

Hey, once Steph Curry recorded a blocked shot?

They win.

You lose.

Luka Doncic recorded 28 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Spencer Dinwiddie had 26. But it wasn't close to enough, as the Warriors' Klay Thompson had 32 and the rest of his teammates cruised on the way to the NBA Finals.

HALFTIME: “He’s not competing.”

That’s TNT’s Charles Barkley’s evaluation of Luka Doncic’s six-point first half as Dallas is down 69-52.

Dallas is getting to the rim but cannot finish. Luca is stuck on six points. Spencer Dinwitty is trying to carry the Mavericks with 19. Klay Thompson is among the many Warriors who are out-playing Dallas; he has 17.

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FIRST QUARTER WARRIORS 28, DALLAS 23 No team in NBA history has rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win a series. If the Mavs want to do the unthinkable and make history, it has to start with another win… and more made open shots. 

On the line? A trip to the NBA Finals, which would be Dallas' third time in franchise history.

A Spencer Dinwiddie buzzer-beating 3 makes Dallas' first-quarter result seem a bit more respectable. He's got six, as does Luka Doncic - though Luka is doing it the hard way, with his six points coming on 10 shots.

While no team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit to win a playoff series, three teams have come back to force a Game 7 after losing the first three games.



WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. CT

LOCATION: Chase Center (San Francisco, CA)

TV/RADIO: TNT, BSSW, 97.1 The Eagle (KEGL)

INJURY REPORT: Tim Hardaway Jr. (left foot surgery) is out.

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ODDS: The Mavs are currently 7-point underdogs to the Warriors.

NEXT: If necessary, Game 6 is in Dallas on May 28 at 8 p.m. and Game 7 is in San Francisco on May 30 at 7 p.m.

LAST WORD: In Game 4, the Mavs shot 50 percent from the field as a team, including an impressive 46.5 percent from deep, while the Warriors were forced to use a zone defense to try to slow down Dallas.

"The biggest compliment we've gotten is they got to play zone because they can't play us one on one, right?" said Coach Jason Kidd after the win. "This is a championship DNA team. They're giving you a compliment that they can't guard you. It's pretty cool.”