There is no margin for error in the NBA Playoffs anymore, as just four sides remain in the hunt to be named the 2022 NBA Champions.
Here is everything you need to know about the Western Conference clash, including our predictions for who will be advancing to the 2022 NBA Finals.
The series will begin this Wednesday (March 18th), when the Dallas Mavericks travel to California to take on the Warriors in Game 1.
The earliest the series can end is on Tuesday, May 24th, that is if either side manages to complete a 4-0 series sweep. The odds of that happening are slim, but not unimaginable.
The full series schedule is as follows:
Golden State Warriors (3) vs Dallas Mavericks (4)
- Game 1 (Golden State) - Wednesday, May 18th
- Game 2 (Golden State) - Friday, May 20th
- Game 3 (Dallas) - Sunday, May 22nd
- Game 4 (Dallas) - Tuesday, May 24th
- Game 5 (Golden State) - Thursday, May 26th
- Game 6 (Dallas) - Saturday, May 28th
- Game 7 (Golden State) - Monday, May 30th
Where to Watch Warriors vs Mavericks (UK/US)
The US coverage of this Eastern Conference series will be aired solely on TNT:
- Game 1 - TNT
- Game 2 - TNT
- Game 3 - TNT
- Game 4 - TNT
- Game 5 - TNT
- Game 6 - TNT
- Game 7 - TNT
The Golden State Warriors enter this series as the bookmakers' favourites after Steph Curry & co saw off the No.2 seeded Memphis Grizzlies with relative ease.
The Dallas Mavericks are riding a wave of confidence after they dumped out NBA title favourites the Phoenix Suns with a sensational performance in Game 7.
The Mavericks will be hoping for an inspired series from All-Star guard Luka Doncic, with his form key to any success that the Mavs will have against the heavily favoured Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors come into the series with a little extra rest, having beaten the Grizzlies in 6, and with home-court advantage and a wider range of attacking options, we can't see past a Warriors victory in the series.
RealSport Predicts: Warriors in 6.