Boston Celtics beat Dallas Mavericks to take 2-0 lead in NBA Finals


Jrue Holiday-led Boston Celtics beat Dallas Mavericks 105-98 on Sunday to be on a 2-0 lead in the 2024 NBA Finals as they need two more victories to secure the title, according to Anadolu Agency.

Celtics’ point guard Holiday led his team in Game 2, scoring 26 points against the Mavericks at Boston’s TD Garden. Holiday grabbed 11 rebounds.

Boston forward Jaylen Brown scored 21 points for the home team. Jayson Tatum and Derrick White had 18 points, each. Boston star Tatum also made 12 assists.

Mavericks’ Slovenian superstar Luka Doncic posted a “triple-double” with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists to perform a one-man show.

Dallas’ P.J. Washington had 17 points for the visitors, and Kyrie Irving, a Mavericks guard, added 16 points. However, this was not enough for the Mavericks.

The Celtics are now two wins away from the NBA title. Following Sunday’s game, the series headed to Dallas’ American Airlines Center for the next two games.

Game 3 will be played on Wednesday in Dallas.

The Celtics are loo
king for a record 18th NBA championship, and it was 2008 when they last won it.

The Mavericks were 2011 champions, which is their only NBA title.

Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency