Dubs dominate 2nd half and take 2-0 series lead

Though the Mavericks held the lead through three quarters, the Warriors took control of the contest in the final frame to earn a 126-117 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night at Chase Center.

The Warriors were down by as many as 19 points in the first half, marking the third largest comeback win in Warriors postseason history, and the win gives the Dubs a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals.

The Warriors stuck to a similar script executed in Game 1, with the squad using a third quarter run to take control of the contest. Though the Dubs were down 14 points at halftime, a 19-6 stretch in the third period brought the game within two points entering the final frame. Otto Porter Jr. sank a 3-pointer at the 11:42 mark of the fourth quarter to give the Dubs their first lead of the night (86-85), and although the Mavs would tie it a few times early in the period, the Warriors would never trail again.

The Warriors outscored the Mavs 25-13 in the third quarter and put up 43 points in the final frame, ultimately outpacing Dallas 68-45 in the second half.

With the victory, the Warriors take a 2-0 series lead as the Western Conference Finals shift to Dallas on Sunday with the Dubs taking on the Mavericks for Game 3 of the best-of-seven series. (6 p.m. TNT).