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Everything's cool: Warriors pull away from Mavs, 133-103

DALLAS (AP) Stephen Curry swished a floating one-hander and went to the floor after some contact, looking for a call that wasn't coming.

This time, the Golden State star smiled and ran the other way.

Curry scored 29 points, Kevin Durant added 25 and the Warriors pulled away from the winless Dallas Mavericks in the second half of a 133-103 victory on Monday night.

Klay Thompson had 21 points as the defending champs got back to .500 four games into the season, two nights after losing their cool late in a loss at Memphis.

Curry was at the center of it, getting fined $50,000 for throwing his mouthpiece on a non-call in the final minute against the Grizzlies. There wasn't much reason to get worked up this time, even after an 18-point lead early in the second quarter was cut to one before halftime.

Golden State never trailed in its seventh straight win in the series.

''I actually kind of liked that we struggled there for a while because we were making the same mistakes, turnovers, not talking on defense and not boxing out,'' coach Steve Kerr said. ''It's good that we responded and turned it around in the second half.''

Curry made all five of his shots inside the 3-point line while going 2 of 10 beyond the arc. The most damage was at the line in his third straight game with at least 10 attempts. The two-time MVP was 13 of 13 and has made all 39 free throws this season.

''Been trying to finish at the rim, had people close out real hard on 3-point attempts,'' Curry said. ''Rest of it's just being in the right place at the right time and trying to put pressure on the defense, whether it's with my shooting and spacing ability or driving to the lane.''

Thompson had consecutive 3-pointers to cap a 15-2 run that turned a two-point lead into an 83-68 advantage in the third quarter, sending Dallas to its second straight 0-4 start. The Mavericks lost a franchise-worst five straight to start last season.

Wesley Matthews scored 19 points for the Mavericks. Harrison Barnes had 13 points against his former team, matching J.J. Barea and Yogi Ferrell. Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. had 10 points after missing two games with left knee swelling.

''We can't put ourselves in the hole,'' Smith said. ''We bounced back into halftime we almost tied it. That was just effort. We've got to come out that way.''

Durant was 9 of 15 from the field and 4 of 6 from beyond the arc as the Warriors shot 56 percent.

The Mavericks trailed 42-24 early in the second quarter before Matthews made all four shots, including a pair of 3-pointers , in a 10-point quarter. Dallas was twice within a point but never had a chance to take the lead.

Curry hit two free throws for a three-point halftime lead, then made one before play started in the second half when the Mavericks were called for delay of game.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Curry became the eighth player to reach 20,000 career minutes for Golden State in the first quarter. ... The Warriors improved to 34-7 after a loss under Kerr. ... Curry and Draymond Green had eight assists apiece. Green scored 10 points with seven rebounds.

Mavericks: Curry's younger brother, Mavericks G Seth Curry, has missed all four games with a stress reaction in his lower left leg. Coach Rick Carlisle ruled him out this week. ... G Devin Harris missed his third straight game since his older brother, Bruce Harris, was killed in a car wreck in Dallas last week.

TOO MUCH SHOW

With the game out of hand in the final minutes, Golden State rookie Jordan Bell was free on a breakaway and bounced the ball off the backboard before dunking it. Kerr told Carlisle after the game that he said something to Bell about not showing up an opponent. ''That was a bit much, but it was just a rookie being a little excited there I guess. That's on us,'' said 39-year-old Dirk Nowitzki, in his 20th season with the Mavericks.

TAMPERING?

In the spirit of Curry's fine, Kerr recalled the time he was fined as Phoenix's general manager when LeBron James was a free agent before going to Miami in 2010. He was asked on a radio show if the Suns would sign James. ''I laughed and I said, `Yeah, if he'll take the minimum. We don't have any cap room.' Ten grand, wrote a check the next day. They didn't like humor I guess. Tampering. And LeBron was close too. I really think he might have come there for minimum. It just didn't work out.''

UP NEXT

Warriors: Home against Toronto on Wednesday.

Mavericks: Home against Memphis on Wednesday.

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Key Players
S. Curry
30 G
D. Nowitzki
41 F
23.3 Min. Per Game 23.3
7.3 Pts. Per Game 7.3
1.0 Ast. Per Game 1.0
6.7 Reb. Per Game 6.7
47.0 Field Goal % 30.2
36.6 Three Point % 30.8
100.0 Free Throw % 60.0
  Defensive rebound by Jordan Bell 0:07
  Jeff Withey missed 2nd of 2 free throws 0:09
+ 1 Jeff Withey made 1st of 2 free throws 0:09
  Shooting foul on JaVale McGee 0:09
+ 3 Nick Young made 3-pt. jump shot 0:21
+ 3 Jeff Withey made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Yogi Ferrell 0:37
+ 3 Nick Young made 3-pt. jump shot 0:45
  Defensive rebound by Jordan Bell 0:54
  Dwight Powell missed floating jump shot 0:56
+ 1 JaVale McGee made 2nd of 2 free throws 1:04
+ 1 JaVale McGee made 1st of 2 free throws 1:04
Team Stats
Points 133 103
Field Goals 48-86 (55.8%) 38-96 (39.6%)
3-Pointers 15-39 (38.5%) 9-29 (31.0%)
Free Throws 22-26 (84.6%) 18-30 (60.0%)
Total Rebounds 57 55
Offensive 10 14
Defensive 40 28
Team 7 13
Assists 33 21
Steals 6 11
Blocks 8 0
Turnovers 16 12
Fouls 23 20
Technicals 1 1
29 PTS, 2 REB, 8 AST
13 PTS, 3 REB, 8 AST
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away team logo Warriors 2-2 40253434133
home team logo Mavericks 0-4 24382219103
Team Stats
away team logo Warriors 2-2 110.4 PPG 45 RPG 26.0 APG
home team logo Mavericks 0-4 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
S. Curry G 26.4 PPG 5.1 RPG 6.1 APG 49.5 FG%
W. Matthews G 12.7 PPG 3.1 RPG 2.7 APG 40.6 FG%
Top Scorers
S. Curry G 29 PTS 2 REB 8 AST
W. Matthews G 19 PTS 2 REB 2 AST
55.8 FG% 39.6
38.5 3PT FG% 31.0
84.6 FT% 60.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Curry 31 29 2 8 4 0 6 1 7/15 2/10 13/13 2 0 45 +22
K. Durant 33 25 8 6 0 1 2 1 9/15 4/6 3/4 0 8 44 +25
K. Thompson 28 21 4 3 0 1 2 4 9/16 3/9 0/0 0 4 30 +24
D. Green 29 10 7 8 2 1 2 4 4/8 1/3 1/1 0 7 34 +17
Z. Pachulia 14 2 7 0 0 0 0 2 1/3 0/0 0/0 3 4 9 +22
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
S. Curry 31 29 2 8 4 0 6 1 7/15 2/10 13/13 2 0 45 +22
K. Durant 33 25 8 6 0 1 2 1 9/15 4/6 3/4 0 8 44 +25
K. Thompson 28 21 4 3 0 1 2 4 9/16 3/9 0/0 0 4 30 +24
D. Green 29 10 7 8 2 1 2 4 4/8 1/3 1/1 0 7 34 +17
Z. Pachulia 14 2 7 0 0 0 0 2 1/3 0/0 0/0 3 4 9 +22
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
N. Young 19 13 1 0 0 0 1 0 4/8 4/7 1/1 0 1 13 +6
A. Iguodala 24 9 5 3 0 0 1 2 4/7 1/4 0/0 0 5 19 +4
S. Livingston 15 8 4 1 0 0 0 1 4/5 0/0 0/0 2 2 14 +4
J. McGee 10 6 4 2 0 1 0 4 1/2 0/0 4/6 1 3 15 -4
J. Bell 9 6 4 2 0 1 1 2 3/3 0/0 0/1 1 3 14 +14
D. West 11 4 3 0 0 3 0 1 2/3 0/0 0/0 1 2 10 +6
O. Casspi 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 +4
P. McCaw 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 +6
D. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Looney - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Q. Cook - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 133 50 33 6 8 16 23 48/86 15/39 22/26 10 40 247 +150
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Matthews 33 19 2 2 3 0 0 1 7/13 3/7 2/2 0 2 28 -21
H. Barnes 31 13 7 3 1 0 1 0 6/15 0/3 1/3 3 4 26 -20
Y. Ferrell 34 13 4 2 1 0 0 2 3/8 3/5 4/4 1 3 22 -21
D. Nowitzki 28 11 7 2 1 0 3 1 4/12 0/0 3/4 2 5 20 -29
D. Smith Jr. 29 10 6 1 2 0 1 3 3/11 0/2 4/10 2 4 19 -34
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Matthews 33 19 2 2 3 0 0 1 7/13 3/7 2/2 0 2 28 -21
H. Barnes 31 13 7 3 1 0 1 0 6/15 0/3 1/3 3 4 26 -20
Y. Ferrell 34 13 4 2 1 0 0 2 3/8 3/5 4/4 1 3 22 -21
D. Nowitzki 28 11 7 2 1 0 3 1 4/12 0/0 3/4 2 5 20 -29
D. Smith Jr. 29 10 6 1 2 0 1 3 3/11 0/2 4/10 2 4 19 -34
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
J. Barea 26 13 3 8 0 0 4 3 6/14 1/4 0/2 2 1 28 -3
D. Powell 19 10 2 1 0 0 2 2 4/10 1/3 1/1 1 1 12 -6
N. Noel 11 8 7 0 2 0 0 2 3/7 0/0 2/2 3 4 17 -3
J. Withey 5 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 1/2 1/2 1/2 0 1 4 -2
M. Kleber 6 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 5 -4
G. Clavell 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 0 2 -6
D. Finney-Smith 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 1 3 -1
J. McRoberts - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Curry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Motley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Mejri - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Harris - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 103 42 21 11 0 12 20 38/96 9/29 18/30 14 28 186 -150