The Dallas Mavericks added another disappointed defeat to their ‘resume’ this season, as they got blown out by the ‘red-hot’ Golden State Warriors.
Rick Carlisle, the head coach of Dallas, reacted to another Mavs’ head-scratching loss by admitting the Warriors seduced his team to play in Golden State’s rhythm.
“The big problem in this game was our defense, obviously. We got seduced into a shootout with these guys,” Carlisle said, per Brad Townsend of Dallas Morning News.
The Mavs shot 50 threes during Thursday’s shootout with the Warriors. They averaged 36.6 threes per game this season making 33.2 percent from them.
Dallas shot in the low forties against the Warriors making 41.3 percent of their attempts from the field. They also had 20 made threes, but they allowed the Warriors to shoot over 50 percent in the game.
Rick Carlisle’s team will face the Warriors again on Saturday to close a two-game mini-series against Golden State.