OAKLAND – The Dallas Mavericks came into Oracle Arena Wednesday night and immediately raised the white flag, only to have the Warriors crush them anyway.
The Warriors rolled to a 116-95 victory that, with the exception of a few lackadaisical moments, could have served as reminders to ex-teammates Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut, now with Dallas, of good times past.
The Warriors (6-2) basically put the game out of reach in the first half, when they shot 66.7 percent and held Dallas (2-6) to 29.5 percent. The Warriors shot 58.1 percent, while limiting the shorthanded Mavericks to 39.5 percent.
Barnes scored a team-high 25 points to lead the Mavericks, while Seth Curry, brother of Stephen, scored 10 for Dallas. Bogut was rested and did not play.
Thompson in the first quarter appeared to shed the remnants of the slump that nagged him through the first two weeks of the season, scoring 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field.
Thompson’s line: 20 points (8-of-13- from the field, 4-of-7 beyond the arc), four assists and two rebounds. He played 29 minutes and finished plus-19.
This one was decided early. After a Seth Curry 3-pointer pulled Dallas into a 7-7 tie with 9:12 left in the first quarter, the Warriors went on a 19-6 run to take a 26-13 lead on a Green 3-pointer with 3:16 left in the quarter.
The Warriors pushed the lead by 19 (34-15) after one quarter and to 31 (67-36) at the half. The Mavericks rallied in the second half but never got closer than 13 points.
Warriors: C Damian Jones (R pectoral surgery recovery) was listed as out. C Anderson Varejao was a healthy inactive.
Mavericks: C Andrew Bogut (rest), G Wesley Matthews (rest) and Jose Juan Barea (rest) were declared out prior to tipoff. G Deron Williams (L calf strain), F Dirk Nowitzki (R Achilles soreness) and G Devin Harris (R big toe sprain) were listed as out.
The Warriors immediately after the game flew to Denver, where on Thursday night they face the Nuggets at Pepsi Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. PST.