Stat indicates great omen for Warriors' NBA Finals hopes


The Warriors are two wins away from the NBA Finals after beating the Dallas Mavericks 126-117 in Game 2 on Friday at Chase Center, and if history has its way, their odds of finishing it off are very good.

Teams that go up 2-0 in the conference finals are 55-6 since the NBA moved to conferences in 1970-71, according to Sportradar. 

It wasn’t easy for the Warriors to hold serve at Chase Center, needing a 19-point comeback in Game 2 after a sluggish start. The Mavericks looked like they were going to continue being undefeated in games following a loss of 20 or more points this season, but the Warriors wouldn’t let them answer this time to the Game 1 Golden State blowout. 

Of course, that doesn’t mean the series is a wrap – or that the Mavericks aren’t capable of coming back from 2-0. They just did that in the second round against the Phoenix Suns, winning that series in seven games to advance to the Western Conference finals.

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Coach Steve Kerr and company are probably not thinking about that statistic as they fly to Dallas for Game 3 on Sunday. The focus – as it probably should be – will likely be on preventing the Mavericks from winning the game and getting right back in the series. 

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