The Golden State Warriors boosted their hopes of an automatic playoff berth with a crucial road victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday (US time) as Ja Morant made a smooth return from suspension for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Steph Curry finished with 20 points as the Warriors clinched only their ninth away win of the season to edge past the Mavericks 127-125 at Dallas’s American Airlines Center.
A see-saw battle saw the lead change hands 14 times, with Curry eventually giving Golden State a 125-122 lead with 8.5 seconds remaining from a superb layup.
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Kevon Looney bagged a pair of free throws to make the game safe before Reggie Bullock’s three-pointer on the buzzer trimmed the deficit to two points.