OAKLAND –- Home continues to be sweet for the Warriors, as they won their fifth in a row at Oracle Arena on Friday, pushing their overall home record to an NBA-best 26-2, with a 104-89 lashing of the Mavericks.
The Warriors (48-12) took the lead midway through the opening quarter and never lost it, rolling to a comprehensively decisive victory.
Six Warriors scored in double figures, led by Stephen Curry's 22 points. Draymond Green finished with 18, Klay Thompson had 16, Harrison Barnes and Marreese Speights each put in 12, and Shaun Livingston added 10.
The Warriors won the rebounding battle (51-34) and the shooting competition (46.9 percent to 36.8). They scored more fast-break points (24-18), more points in the paint (46-36) and more second-chance points (14-8).
They did lose the turnover battle, coughing it up 22 times while Dallas (40-24) committed 13 giveaways, but that was more than offset by blocking 11 shots to one for the Mavericks.
Andrew Bogut grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds, his highest output in nearly six weeks, but he received plenty of help as Livingston grabbed 10 and Green pulled down nine.
Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting, mostly against Green's defense. Ex-Warrior Monta Ellis managed only six points on 2-of-14 shooting.
When it mattered most, it was Curry who flourished. He owned the first quarter, during which he had 13 points (3-of-4 shooting beyond the arc) and four assists, pushing the Warriors out of an early deficit and into the lead.
Down 14-8 with 7:32 left in the opening quarter, the Warriors went on a 12-0 run to take a 20-14 lead with 5:30 left in the quarter. Curry, Thompson and Barnes each drilled a 3-pointer during the run.
Dallas never tied or led again. When the Mavs closed the gap 31-29 with 9:45 left in the second quarter, the Warriors responded with a 19-9 run, pushing the score to 50-38 with 2:13 left in the half.
The Warriors maintained a double-digit margin for the remainder of the game, leading by as much as 27 in the fourth quarter.
Curry took a fall early in the third quarter but remained the game.
The Warriors on Sunday afternoon (12:30 PDT) face the rival Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena.