Summer break in the Bundesliga. Don't lose sight of vacation and sport. Bayern full-back Alphonso Davies is with the NHL team Edmonton Oilers and BVB defender Mats Hummels is visiting the Dallas Mavericks. They lose and are on the brink of extinction in the NBA.
The Golden State Warriors are just one win away from making the NBA finals. The Warriors defeated the Dallas Mavericks again in the Western Conference playoff finals on Sunday. With the 109:100 (48:47) away win, the ex-champion took a 3-0 lead in the series, four wins are necessary to progress.
Even a strong performance by their star Luka Doncic could not prevent the Mavericks from losing. The Slovenian scored 40 points, 21 of them in the final quarter. In the history of Dallas, Doncic has overtaken Dirk Nowitzki by at least 40 points in playoff games. Doncic now has eight such games, Nowitzki managed to do this seven times.
The Warriors were in the lead for the entire second half and in the middle of the third quarter they pulled a double-digit lead with a 12-3 run. Stephen Curry with 31 points and 11 assists and Andrew Wiggins with 27 points and 11 rebounds led the visitors. With a dunk over Doncic, Wiggins made the highlight of the game in the middle of the last round.
The German national player Maxi Kleber remained without points for the Texans. Kleber missed all of his five shots from the field and grabbed four rebounds in 25 minutes. On Tuesday, the Mavericks receive the Warriors for their fourth duel. The Texans have to win this or their season is over.
It is not yet known whether Mats Hummels will be there. The 2014 soccer world champion is a self-confessed fan of the Dallas Mavericks and saw the Texans' defeat on the spot. The BVB defender reported on this in his Instagram story.