Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) celebrates with guard Klay Thompson during the second half of the NBA team's basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO – Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points and the Golden State Warriors overcame Luka Doncic's 20th triple-double of this NBA season to beat Dallas 104-100 on Tuesday night, snapping the Mavericks' seven-game winning streak .

Doncic, the NBA's leading scorer at 33.9 points per game, finished with 30 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. His 20 triple-doubles are second only to Domantas Sabonis (26) and Nikola Jokic (23). Doncic also recorded his 48th 30-point game of the season, trailing only Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (50).

Warriors coach Steve Kerr praised Wiggins for his defense on Doncic, who on Tuesday was named the Western Conference player of the month for March, winning the award for the second month in a row.

“It was our defense that gave us the win,” Kerr said. “Keeping these guys at 100 points is very difficult. I thought (Wiggins) was brilliant. He tried so hard just to try to make Luka work. Luka was amazing as always, but this effort really set the tone.”

The Mavericks cut the deficit to 102-100 with 15 seconds left, but the Warriors were able to put the game away with late free throws from Klay Thompson.

Six Warriors scored in double figures on a night where Stephen Curry shot just 5 of 18 from the floor. Thompson and Chris Paul had 14 points each, Curry scored 13 and Moses Moody had 12 in Golden State's fifth straight victory.

“Steph and Klay didn’t play very well tonight on the offensive end, but a lot of other guys moved on,” Dallas guard Kyrie Irving said. “I think that was the story of today’s game.”

Draymond Green made two big plays down the stretch for the Warriors, blocking Daniel Gafford with 1:30 left before giving Golden State an eight-point lead with a layup on the next possession. He scored 11 points.

“That was probably the biggest defensive play of the game,” Kerr said of Green’s late block. “Just a huge piece.”

The Warriors led by 11 points with 7:28 remaining, but the Mavericks tied it at 92 with 4:28 remaining.

Dallas (45-30) remained in fifth place in the Western Conference. The Warriors (41-34) are still 10th in the West, three games ahead of the Houston Rockets (38-37).

The Mavericks started the game on a 9-0 run, but the Warriors ended the first quarter with a 28-27 lead. Curry led a 14-0 run for Golden State in the second quarter to give the Warriors a 13-point lead, but the Mavericks scored the final 13 points of the period to tie the game at 49 at halftime.

“It felt like kind of a playoff atmosphere tonight too, the way we were going back and forth,” Irving said.

Warriors forward Jonathan Kuminga (knee) missed his fourth consecutive game, but Kerr said Kuminga is expected to play Thursday in Houston.


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Before the game, Mavericks coach Jason Kidd announced that rookie center Dereck Lively II could miss up to two weeks while he recovers from right knee soreness. Lively was injured during Sunday's game against the Rockets.

NEXT APPOINTMENT

Mavericks: Host the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday night.

Warriors: At Houston Rockets on Thursday night.



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