Boston Celtics On The Brink Of 18th Title, Defeat Dallas Mavericks 106-99 In NBA Finals

Boston Celtics are just one step away from their 18th NBA title as they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 106-99 in the NBA finals.
Luka Doncic in action

Luka Doncic in action

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Boston Celtics survived a late scare as they defeated the Dallas Mavericks 106-99 in the NBA Finals game 3 at the American Airlines Center. Jayson Tatum scored 31 points for the visitors while Kyrie Irving finished the game with 35 points.
This win now leaves Boston on the brink of their 18th NBA title which will make him the NBA team with the most number of titles. Dallas started the match on a positive note and opened up a lead. But as the game went on the Celtics caught them up and in the end, they had the last laugh.
This is the Celtics’ tenth consecutive victory in the NBA playoffs. Kristaps Porzingis was ruled out of the game, but it hardly mattered as Jaylen Brown and Tatum led the Celtics on their way to a slender victory over the Mavericks.
The home side had to play without Luka Doncic who had to sit out for almost four minutes in the last quarter as a challenge was unsuccessful for the Mavericks.
Boston Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said, “If you’ve ever been in a fight with someone and you think you’re about to beat ’em, you usually get sucker-punched.
“The closer you are to beating them up, the closer you are to losing.
“Our guys have a great basketball IQ and have a great understanding of are we playing the right way, taking the right shots and giving up the right shot.”
“They know exactly when we are not doing that. So, they have an innate ability to control the runs of the game with the philosophy that we have.”
Dallas managed to reduce the deficit in the business end of the match but P.J. Washington Jr., Irving and Tim Hardaway Jr. Missed three pointers which proved costly for the Mavericks. Irving now has lost 13 games against Boston, his old team.
Kansas City Chief's Patrick Mahomes was present on the occasion but the American Airlines Center could now hand the NBA title to Boston in the next game.
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