The Reigning NBA champions, Golden State Warriors were whipped at home by the Dallas Maverick 126-91 on their ground at the Oracle Arena.
They fell to a fourth loss this month having left out talisman Stephen Curry in the game, but even still they shouldn’t be losing to a tanking Mavericks team by 35 points, especially with the likes of key players like Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins still in the starting lineup.
Dallas Mavericks were with their brilliant rookie Luka Doncic who recorded yet another triple-double, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. Doncic is now fourth all-time as a rookie with six triple-doubles this season. He did it in style as well, hitting some nasty step-back 3s, and finishing a circus and-one bucket that still doesn’t really make sense. The Mavericks are second-bottom in the Western Conference, while the Warriors’ record is now 49 wins and 23 losses this season.
However, they returned to winning ways with a 121-114 victory over Detroit Pistons at the Oracle Arena on Sunday, with the returning Curry scoring five three-pointers in his game-high 26 points.
Golden State have already secured their place in the play-offs, which begin on 13 April.
Meanwhile, the outcome of the game was reported as the Warriors’ heaviest home defeat since coach Steve Kerr was appointed in 2014 and the team’s worst since 2007.
By Olukayode Oniwinde