With Josh Green being the last remaining Aussie in the NBA Playoffs, the hope was that his Mavericks could make history and become the only side in NBA history to come back from being three games down. While Dallas was able to avoid being swept, they ended up falling short to the Golden State Warriors.
The last time an Aussie made it to NBA Finals was in the 2019 Finals with, Andrew Bogut being on the Golden State Warriors.
2 Games, 1 Win, 0.0pts, 0.0reb, 0.0ast
The Dallas Mavericks’ season ended this week after they were unable to defy the odds and win the remaining four games of their Western Conference series against the Warriors. Aussie Josh Green got playing in the Mavericks two games this week however it was minimal, unable to have much of an impact.
The week kicked off with Game Four in Dallas which was a must win for the Mavericks if they wanted to avoid elimination. Dallas found itself in a strong position at halftime with a 62 to 47 lead which they just added to during the third, outscoring the Warriors by 14.
While Golden State did reduce the deficit during the fourth quarter it was not enough, with Dallas winning 119 to 109 to extend the series.
Green played two minutes during the start of the fourth quarter where he did put up any stats.
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The series returned to San Francisco for Game Five, with the Warriors able to get the job done in front of their home fans, 120 to 110 to advance to the NBA Finals.
Golden State appeared the better team from the jump, behind the excellent three-point shooting of Klay Thompson which saw them hold a 17-point lead at the half. Dallas made a small comeback in the third, but the margin proved too much to overcome.
With the result of the game decided, Mavericks Head Coach, Jason Kidd emptied his bench for the final two minutes of the game meaning Green got some playing time. Green was unable to do much in the final minutes, recording no stats.
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