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NBA - US Sports: Kidd bemoans Mavericks' shot selection

Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd says his team have to attack the paint more in their series against Golden State after blowing a 19-point lead in a 126-117 loss in Game 2 on Friday.

The Warriors now hold a 2-0 series lead and they are 10/11 to go on and win the NBA Championship outright, while Dallas are 21/4 to fight back and win the series.

Big Doncic return still not enough

Dallas star Luka Doncic scored a game-high 42 points and Kidd's team held a 19-point lead in the second quarter, but they were unable to hold on for a win that would have levelled the series before the next two games in Texas.

The Mavs made a solid 21 of 45 three-point attempts, but Kidd was unhappy his team continued to shoot from distance in the latter stages rather than go for two-point plays.

Dallas went 2-for-13 from three-point range in a third quarter, where they were outscored 25-13 by the Dubs.

"When you go 2-for-13 and you rely on the three, you can die by the three," said Kidd, via abc News. "And we died in the third quarter by shooting that many threes and coming up with only two."

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He added: "If you make threes, that's great, but you just have to understand, if you miss four in a row, you can't take the fifth.

"You've got to make it. That just puts too much stress on yourself and on your team because, if you're not getting stops on the other end, it turns into a blowout."

Game 3 for Heat and Celtics

The Eastern Conference Finals continue on Saturday as Miami Heat face the Celtics in Boston with the series tied at 1-1.

Dallas and Golden State meet again on Sunday for the first game of the series at the American Airlines Center.

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