The Golden State Warriors were glad to have Steph Curry back in their lineup last night against the Dallas Mavericks, as the point guard hit the game-winner in very calm fashion to help his team achieve a solid win at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Curry helped the Warriors win 125-122 against the Mavericks by scoring 32 points with five rebounds, eight assists, and one steal after 34-and-a-half minutes of action on the court. Golden State still remains at the top of the Western Conference with a 30-8 record and a three-game lead over the Houston Rockets.
Golden State's "Big Four" combined for 100 points on the night, but their two-time MVP winner has arguably been their most important player recently, as he has scored 70 points in the past two games since returning from an ankle injury.
His importance to the Warriors was shown last night against the Mavericks, as he hit the game-winner ever so calmly for the current NBA Champions with just three seconds left on the game clock, and it was a three-pointer as well.
As you can see in the video below, on their final possession of the game, the Warriors gave Curry the inbounds pass. A nice screen from Draymond Green was all they needed to give the point guard a clean look from 28 feet, which hit nothing but net.
Longtime Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki commented on the game-winner after the game, saying according to ESPN: "Too open of a look for a game-winner for the greatest shooter in the game."
Curry said on his game-winner: "Draymond set a great screen. I caught Yogi (Ferrell) by surprise and was able to get to my spot and knock it down. I have confidence to take the shot and make it and finish the game."
The Warriors haven't lost away from Oracle Arena since before Thanksgiving, with their road winning streak now at eight games. They'll be looking to extend that winning streak when they travel to Houston on Thursday to play against the Rockets, a matchup between the West's top teams.