The Golden State Warriors were certainly favorites to snag a Game 1 win against the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals.
However, there was always a chance that the Mavs could surprise – again – and overpower the higher seed and start the series off with a bang.
If the Warriors wanted to win, they’d need their entire roster to bring the heat.
That’s exactly what happened.
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— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) May 19, 2022
In the end, Golden State overtook the Mavericks with a big 112-87 win.
The win came because multiple players put up huge points.
Meanwhile, Andrew Wiggins produced 19 points while Steph Curry scored 21.
All in all, this was proof that the Warriors have one of the best lineups in the league and really could be on their way to another Finals appearance.
A Short Series?
After such a commanding opening game, there are now some people wondering if the Warriors are in for a short series against the Mavs.
However, those people may be jumping the gun.
Remember, there were fans claiming the Warriors would make short work of the Memphis Grizzlies too.
That didn’t end up happening – and the Warriors experienced a monumental loss along the way too.
Dallas has consistently surprised analysts and fans all season long.
Their latest big trick was taking down the best team in the league, the Phoenix Suns.
Don’t ever count this team out, even if they got off to a bad start in the Western Conference Finals.
Yet, it cannot be denied that the Warriors are playing terrifically right when it counts.
After months of a few ups and downs and multiple absences plaguing the team, the Warriors are finally complete and healthy.
Game 1 might be just a taste of what’s to come.