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Dallas Mavericks steal Minnesota’s home court advantage to go 1-0 up in the Western Conference Finals

Dallas Maveicks left Target Center in Minneapolis in high spirits after winning 108:105 the first meeting of NBA’s Western Conference Final series against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Mavs were led by the dynamic duo of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, scoring 33 and 30 points respectively. For the Wolves, Anthony Edwards finished the game with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists, while the organization’s other star player Karl Anthony-Towns had 16 points on 6/20 field goal attempts and 7 boards.

Role players like Jaden McDaniels and Kyle Anderson stepped up, scoring 24 and 11 points, but the Wolves’ main problems were under the rim, where the Mavericks outrebounded them 48-40. Other notable difference was the efficiency from the free throw line, where Minnesota shot 11/18, while Dallas was almost flawless hitting 16 out of 17 attempts. The Western Conference Final series will remain in Minneapolis, with game 2 scheduled for Friday at the Target Center.