NBA: Mavs overcome Stephen Curry's 57 points to edge Warriors

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (#77) driving for a layup against Golden State Warriors forward Kent Bazemore (#26) during their NBA match on Feb 6, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Stephen Curry won his individual duel with Luka Doncic but hosts Dallas Mavericks captured the team competition over the Golden State Warriors in a wild 134-132 victory in the National Basketball Association (NBA) on Saturday (Feb 6) night.

Curry bombed in 11 three-pointers en route to 57 points, but they were not enough in Golden State's effort to complete a two-game sweep in Dallas.

The Warriors won 147-116 on Thursday night.

Doncic countered with a season-best 42-point performance, including a clutch three-pointer with 44.5 seconds remaining that opened a seven-point lead.

Curry responded with a three-pointer with 39.3 seconds left and a three-point play 10.7 seconds later to get Golden State within 131-130, but Maxi Kleber clinched Dallas' second win in their last nine games with a three-pointer with 6.3 seconds to go.

Damion Lee's tip-in with seven-tenths of a second completed the scoring.

Curry's 57 points came on 19-for-31 shooting overall and 11-for-19 from deep.

It was his second-highest scoring game of the season, having gone for 62 against Portland in January.

Doncic made 12 of his 23 shots and seven of his 12 three-pointers. He also had 11 assists and seven rebounds.

Kristaps Porzingis was a second Maverick with a double-double (18 points and 10 rebounds) while Josh Richardson added 17 points, Kleber, 16, Tim Hardaway Jr, 11 and Dorian Finney-Smith, 10.

Andrew Wiggins had 22 points and Kent Bazemore 20 for the Warriors, who have alternated wins and losses in their last six games.

Kelly Oubre Jr, who led the way on Thursday with 40 points, chipped in with 14 this time, while Draymond Green complemented two points with 15 assists, six rebounds, six steals and four blocks.

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