The Golden State Warriors came out and made a statement in their Game 1 demolition of the Dallas Mavericks.Interestingly, Golden State did the most damage on the defensive end of the floor while holding Luka Doncic to just 20 points on 6-of-18 shooting. The Warriors contested everything, with Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green doing the most damage on Doncic.
According to ESPN, Golden State held Doncic to just 16.7 percent shooting on contested field-goal attempts, a career playoff low for the Slovenian.
Steve Kerr will be aware that holding a player of Doncic's quality to those numbers again will be a tough task, but the Warriors will be looking to take a commanding 2-0 lead in this series.
For the Mavericks, Jason Kidd will have some adjustments to make on both ends of the floor. Offensively, he'll need to figure out a way to break through the Dubs' defense and get into the paint. In Game 1, they attempted 48 3-pointers, connecting on just 11.
On the defensive end, Kidd will now have to scheme differently and learn how to defend space better, for the Warriors are a much better 3-point shooting team than the Suns.
Here's everything you need to know about Game 2 between the Warriors and Mavericks, including the TV channel and start time.
What channel is Warriors vs. Mavericks on? Date: Friday, May 20 TV channel: TNT Live streaming: Sling TV Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals will be broadcast on TNT. The announcers for the series will be Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and Stan Van Gundy. Allie LaForce will be TNT's sideline reporter.
Game 2 can also be live streamed on Sling TV.
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What time does Warriors vs. Mavericks start? Date: Friday, May 20 Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT The Warriors and Mavericks will go head-to-head again in the Western Conference Finals on Friday, May 20. The game will tip off shortly after 9 p.m. ET and be played at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Warriors vs. Mavericks series schedule Here is the full schedule for the 2022 Western Conference Finals.