After the Dallas Mavericks took a 19-point lead in the first half fueled by a resurgence from Luka Doncic, the Warriors methodically marched back.
Golden State took its first lead of the game with 11:42 to go and hung on for a 126-117 win in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Friday night at Chase Center.
The Warriors have a 2-0 series lead as the series shifts to Dallas for Games 3 and 4. Golden State is 14-1 when holding a 2-0 series lead under head coach Steve Kerr.
Draymond Green earned a technical in the first half and flirted with a second multiple times, then drew his fifth personal foul with 6:01 left in the third quarter.
He had a lengthy stint on the bench, and Kevon Looney made the most of his minutes in relief.
Looney scored a career-high 21 points to go along with 12 rebounds. The Warriors went on a 34-15 run with Green on the bench and Looney in the game.
Stephen Curry again led the Warriors with 32 points, but the Warriors’ role players did their part and stepped up when needed.