Well, not so much for Dallas. The Mavericks jumped to a 12-0 lead and Golden State didn't score for more than four minutes. But at the end of the quarter, the Warriors have taken the lead at 27-26.
Early leads are seldom safe in the NBA because the 24 second clock forces teams to shoot. Golden State missed its first 10 shots, but had to keep shooting. The Warriors eventually warmed up, and hit 3-of-7 from three-point range.
Josh Howard had a good first quarter with nine points and Malik Allen was as good of an outside shooter as Jason Terry. Allen was 3-of-5 from the field for six points and Terry was also 3-of-5 with seven points.
It has the makings of a typical Warriors-Mavericks game.
-- Jan Hubbard