Warriors vs. Mavericks score, results: Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins lift Warriors to 3-0 lead

The Golden State Warriors are now just one win away from booking their spot in the NBA Finals after taking a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Dallas Mavericks.

Stephen Cury led the way with 31 points, 11 assists and five rebounds on 10-of-20 shooting and 5-of-10 from deep, while Wiggins provided a huge spark with 27 points, 11 rebounds and three assists.

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While Wiggins poured in a playoff career-high in scoring and threw down a highlight-reel poster dunk, it was his energy and activity on the glass that helped swing the game, reeling in six offensive rebounds, nearly as many as the entire Mavericks squad (7).

Luka Doncic led the Mavs with 40 points and 11 rebounds — his eighth 40-point game in his playoff career, although the Mavs are now 2-6 in those games. 

Dallas has an uphill battle from here and history is not on their side. No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs.

The Sporting News tracked all of the action from Game 3 below.

Warriors vs. Mavericks score

Game 3 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Final
Warriors 25 23 30 31 109
Mavericks 22 25 21 32 103

Warriors vs. Mavericks live updates, highlights from Game 3

FINAL: Warriors 109, Mavericks 100

11:38 p.m. — That’s a wrap from Game 3 as the Warriors take a commanding 3-0 series lead to put them on the brink of the NBA Finals. 

11:32 p.m. — After Dinwiddie cut the deficit to just five points, Jordan Poole answers right back with a huge triple to give the Dubs some breathing room.

11:29 p.m. — Doncic is doing his all to keep the Mavs alive. He’s up to 20 points in the fourth quarter and 39 on the night. Warriors lead 104-96 with 1:30 remaining. 

11:20 p.m. — ANDREW WIGGINS POSTER ALERT!!!

Wiggins detonates over Luka Doncic for the monster one-hand jam. 

11:10 p.m. — Thompson putting the clamps on Doncic down the stretch.

11:00 p.m. — Klay Thompson rips off two quick triples as the Warriors maintain their double-digit lead here in the fourth. 

End of third quarter: Warriors 78, Mavericks 68

10:55 p.m. — Spencer Dinwiddie’s off-the-dribble offense is keeping the Mavs within striking distance. He’s got 21 points off the bench in 20 minutes of action.

10:47 p.m. — Steve Kerr is not happy after Reggie Bullock’s hard foul on Jordan Poole. After the officials reviewed the play, a common foul was assessed.

10:39 p.m.— Even with their small lineup, the Warriors continue to dominate on the glass. Wiggins gets his fifth offensive rebound of the game and puts it back in to make it 17 points on the night.  

10:37 p.m. — The Mavericks can’t find a way to get through the Warriors’ zone defense in the third, setting for 3-pointers.

10:35 p.m. — Draymond says nope!

10:30 p.m. — The third quarter has been the difference-maker in the first two games of the series and the Warriors are off to a strong start here, out on a 7-2 run to open the quarter.

10:26 p.m. — Otto Porter was not on the court for second-half warm-ups. Per Alli LaForce, he will not return to the game tonight. 

Half-time: Warriors 48, Mavericks 47

The Warriors go into the break with a one-point lead. Curry leads all scorers with 16 points, five rebounds and five assists, while Wiggins has 13. 

Luka Doncic leads the Mavs with 15 points and seven rebounds. Jalen Brunson has 12 and Spencer Dinwiddie 11.

10:02 p.m. — Steph goes down after colliding with a courtside beer vendor. He’s alright folks.

10:00 p.m. — Hot potato for the Warriors as they keep the ball flying around the court. Curry drains his third triple of the night to cap off a 10-0 run and give them back the lead 43-42 with 2:01 remaining. 

9:54 p.m. — Otto Porter is currently receiving X-rays on his injured foot, per TNT’s Allie LaForce.

9:52 p.m. — The Warriors have cooled off in Q2 as the Mavs make it a 14-4 run.

9:50 p.m. — Technical foul called on Draymond Green after a questionable over-and-back call. Mavericks lead 38-31 with 5:47 to go in the quarter.

9:48 p.m. — Great effort from Andrew Wiggins on the offensive glass, creating second-chance opportunities. The Warriors already have seven offensive rebounds to the Mavericks’ two.

9:47 p.m. — Golden State is struggling to create much offense with this bench-heavy lineup without Green and Curry in the game. Thompson’s mid-range misses and he’s now 1-for-7 to start Game 3.

9:40 p.m. — Otto Porter attacks the rim for the layup, but soon after was grabbing his left foot in pain and quickly exited the game to go back to the locker room. Timeout Warriors. Juan Toscano-Anderson checks in.

9:38 p.m. — Here come the Mavs. Four quick points from Jalen Brunson gives them their first lead of the game at 30-29 with 9:38 remaining. 

End of first quarter: Warriors 25, Mavericks 22

9:30 p.m. — LUKA GOES BANG!

With time expiring, Doncic drains the deep triple to cut the lead to just three points at the end of the first.

He leads the Mavs with 10 points and six rebounds, while Steph Curry leads the Warriors with eight points. 

9:28 p.m. — Much better from Luka Doncic who is forcing the Warriors to collapse in the paint on his dribble penetration. The patience and ball movement from Dallas has improved as the quarter has gone on. 

9:25 pm. — Golden State is having some early success with the Curry x Green high screen and roll action, with the Mavs getting stuck on the switches. 

9:18 p.m. — The Warriors are making the Mavs pay for their poor shooting, racing out to a double-digit lead, thanks to a 10-0 run. 

9:12 p.m. — The Mavericks haven’t had much luck from beyond the arc, going 0-of-6 to start the game. Warriors lead 14-7 with 7:05 remaining in the quarter.

9:07 p.m. — Doncic in attack mode early in Dallas.

Pregame

9:02 p.m. — The Mavericks will start with Jalen Brunson, Luka Doncic, Dorian Finney-Smith, Reggie Bullock and Dwight Powell

9:01 p.m. — The Warriors will start with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney. 

8:45 p.m. — Charles Barkley arrived at the arena in style.

7:45 p.m. — After scoring a career-high 21 points in Game 2, Warriors center Kevon Looney is gearing up for Game 3.

What channel is Warriors vs. Mavericks on?

  • Date: Sunday, May 22
  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch TNT

Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals will air on TNT. Viewers can also stream Game 3 on Watch TNT or Sling TV.

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Warriors vs. Mavericks start time

  • Date: Sunday, May 22
  • Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT

Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals will tip off around 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 22. The game will be played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

Warriors vs. Mavericks schedule, results

Here is the full schedule for the 2022 Western Conference Finals.

Date Game Time (ET) / Result TV channel
May 18 Game 1 Warriors 112, Mavericks 87 TNT
May 20 Game 2 Warriors 126, Mavericks 117 TNT
May 22 Game 3 9 p.m. TNT
May 24 Game 4 9 p.m. TNT
May 26 Game 5* 9 p.m. TNT
May 28 Game 6* 9 p.m. TNT
May 30 Game 7* 8 p.m. TNT

*If necessary