Mavericks 120, Warriors 97
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Michael Finley scored 23 points and Cedric Ceballos had 22, leading six Dallas players in double figures as the Mavericks beat cold-shooting Golden State 120-97 Saturday night and ruin the Warriors’ home opener.
Dirk Nowitzki added 20 points for the Mavericks, while Erick Strickland had 19, Robert Pack 12 and Shawn Bradley had 10 to go with 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots.
Dallas defeated Golden State 108-96 in Tuesday’s season opener at Reunion Arena.
It was the fourth straight loss in a home opener for the Warriors, who remained winless in three games this season.
Antawn Jamison and Chris Mills had 21 points apiece to lead the Warriors, who had trouble matching Dallas’ speed on the floor and struggled to maintain the frenetic offensive pace set by the Mavericks, especially in the first half.