Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry acknowledged the Warriors can enter Game 4 without much pressure and try to close out the series versus the Dallas Mavericks. On Monday night, the Warriors took a big step toward making the NBA Finals.
The Warriors, who won Games 1 and 2 in San Francisco, handled the business in Game 3 as they beat the Mavericks 109-100. Curry dropped a team-high 31 points for the Warriors, who now have a comfortable 3-0 lead in the series.
Curry wasn't just scoring as he also dished out 11 assists and grabbed five rebounds. The Warriors will be aiming a sweep when they take on the Mavericks in Game 4 on Tuesday night. “We can play with house money on Tuesday and try to get it done,” Curry said, per The Dallas Morning News.
Curry and company have a shot at a sweep
The Mavericks are a resilient team and Warriors guard Klay Thompson acknowledged the Warriors have to remain completely focused. "This team won't lay it down," Thompson said. "We are going to have to go take it.
They are not going to give it to us. Just going to have to just play together, play as a unit. Strength in numbers; that's been our mantra." The Warriors made five consecutive NBA Finals between 2015 and 2019. They know what it takes to win and center Draymond Green made it clear the series is not over until a team clinches the fourth victory.
"Being one win away from the Finals means absolutely nothing," Green said. "It means you have to win one more game, and we have to make sure we come in with an even better focus than we did tonight, which was incredible. Closeout games are always the toughest.
We have to come out and win the game; they are not going to give it to us." Curry and Thompson have been playing on the expected level but Andrew Wiggins has been a positive surprise. Wiggins, a former No. 1 pick, scored 27 points on Sunday night for the Warriors.
"He's worked so hard to get to this point," Thompson said. "We've just got to help him become a champion, and he will obviously help us. What he did tonight ... that's what we brought him on for. He is such a talented player. I'm so grateful we have him."