Mavericks Dominate Celtics in Game 4 to Force Decisive Fifth Game in NBA Finals

THE Dallas Mavericks delivered an incredible game to stay alive in the 2024 NBA Finals, humiliating the Celtics de Boston with an impressive score of 122 to 84. Carried by a Luka Doncic on fire, the Mavericks dominated from start to finish, forcing a fifth game in Boston.

Discover our preview between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks.

Show of force from the start

From the kick-off, Luka Doncic (29 points) and Kyrie Irving (21 points) imposed their rhythm, taking advantage of the absence of Kristaps Porzingis to break through Boston’s defense. The energy and impact of the rookie Dereck Lively II (11 points, 12 rebounds) were also decisive, notably thanks to his offensive and defensive contributions.

The Dallas defense was uncompromising. Each player, Doncic included, showed remarkable intensity, making life difficult for the Celtics. Boston’s attack, lacking inspiration, struggled to find solutions in the face of the Mavericks’ multiple defensive rotations. Jayson Tatum (15 points) and his teammates were completely stifled, scoring only 35 points at the break, their worst total of the season.

Any hope for Dallas?

The third quarter was marked by the feat of Daniel Gafford on both sides of the field, stringing together alley-oops and spectacular counterattacks. The gap quickly increased, reaching 38 points before the Boston starters were taken out by their coach Joe Mazzulla. Tim Hardaway Jr. took advantage of “garbage time” to score 15 points at 5/7 at three points, joining Stephen Curry et Ray Allen in the annals of the NBA Finals.

Although trailing 3-1 in the series, the Mavericks proved that they would not be defeated easily. This overwhelming victory gives them momentum ahead of the Game 5, scheduled for the night of Monday to Tuesday in Boston. The Celtics will need to bounce back from this historic loss if they want to win the title.

  • Luka Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half.
  • The Mavericks dominated in rebounding, notably thanks to Dereck Lively II.
  • Kyrie Irving finally beat his former team, the Celtics, after 13 consecutive losses.
  • Boston suffered his worst defeat in the finals, and Jason Kidd knew how to get the best out of his team.

THE Mavericks showed that they were ready to give everything to return to this series. Boston, for its part, will have to pull itself together to avoid a historic comeback. Meet at TD Garden for a decisive match!

2024-06-15 10:00:35
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