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NBA finals Game 3: Boston Celtics v Dallas Mavericks – live | NBA finals

Celtics 25-29 Mavericks, 1:02 left, 1st quarter

Sam Hauser makes a shot! Sam Hauser makes a shot! We’re up by two.

Doncic has now scored four points. How did he do it? I don’t know if enough is said about the fact that he’s clearly not on his fourth point. do not have Wounded.

Tatum drove, got fouled and made two free throws for a total of 11. Critics are questioning why he only had two rebounds.

Dante Exum drives strong and slams for Dallas. that happen?


Celtics 20-25 Mavericks, 2:24 left in the 1st quarter

Tatum barely scored any points for much of the first half of Game 2, but now he has eight points. His critics will complain about the lack of assists. If your backcourt is 0-for-6 on 3-pointers, you Give it to them?

Doncic and Irving each scored nine points.

Ads for two shows I have no interest in watching: the latest instalment in the A Quiet Place series and The Bachelorette. If you want to feel so depressed, listen to an old Cure album.

It came back, but Irving missed big time.

The United States and Brazil were tied at 1-1 going into added time.

Brown blocked a desperation 3-point shot with Dallas’ shot clock running out.

Dallas commits a three-second defensive violation and Tatum makes the free throw, cutting the lead to five.



Celtics 19-25 Mavericks, 3:23 left in the 1st quarter

Brown was fouled and made 2 of 3 free throws, and the Celtics took an early lead in Game 2 by making free throws even though they couldn’t get water from falling out of the boat at the 3-point line.

Lively somehow ended up guarding Tatum, another former Duke player, who took an ill-advised 3-pointer over the shot-blocking genius’s head.

Dallas’ Jaden Hardy missed and Boston’s Brown scored.

Dallas missed a shot from Washington, and Tatum made another three-pointer. The lead was down to six, and Jason Kidd called a Dallas timeout.


Celtics 12-25 Mavericks, 4:48 left in the 1st quarter

Tatum makes a three-pointer, Doncic tries to answer but barely hits the rim, but the Celtics still miss a three-pointer and Irving takes the opportunity with a long shot that goes clean through the net.


Celtics 9-22 Mavericks, 5:35 left in the 1st quarter

So that’s how Game 2 began. Doncic is thriving despite his physical struggles. Jayson Tatum has yet to make an impact. Remember, these are the people on TV declaring that if Tatum doesn’t lead the Celtics to an NBA championship, kids across the country should take down their posters of him and put up posters of Aaron Jones.

Horford made a 3-pointer and scored all of Boston’s first five points. Daniel Gafford blocked a Tatum shot at the rim. Game 2 hero Jrue Holiday missed. Doncic and Brown both missed long-range shots.

PJ Washington throws an alley-oop to Gafford. Holiday and Irving both miss, but Holiday makes a tough shot on the baseline.

Doncic scored on a surprisingly smooth drive and already had seven points.

White misses and the Celtics again miss on an outside shot.

Irving extends the lead to 10 points, and Tatum responds with a strong drive.

Doncic shoved Tatum out of the way awkwardly this time, but NBA officials never call fouls on offensive players — at least not when they’re considered the better player — and the result was the same: two points, nine points total.

Brown gives the ball to Boston. Derek Lively goes in, scores, gets fouled, makes the free throw.

My dog ​​has to go outside.


Celtics 2-9 Mavericks, 10:09 left in the first quarter

Doncic scores again and the Celtics call a timeout.


Celtics 2-7 Mavericks, 10:35 left in the first quarter

Al Horford offered little resistance at the tipoff, and Dallas quickly took the lead on a Kyrie Irving layup. Horford hit a jumper on the other end, but Doncic hit a 3-pointer. Then there was a turnover, and Dallas got a layup, and just like in Game 2, the Mavs took an early lead.


Tip-off… Happened.

Starters will be in groups of 5 as usual.


To be clear, Porzingis wasn’t the only player injured in this series. Luka Doncic appeared to be limping in Game 2 despite continuing to make fadeaway jump shots on one leg.

Tip-off…soon, for sure.


Justin Lyons performs the national anthem with a Hendrix-style guitar solo. that every day.


Don’t ever tell me the odds…

As far as I can tell, the Mavericks are slightly favored for tonight’s home game, with the spread at 1.5, 2.5 or 3.5 points, and the Mavericks are even or -145 to win, and the Celtics are -120, but the moneyline is +125.

Gambling is complicated, so math education in this country must be better than people think.


Currently, in other parts of the world…

Christian Pulisic scored an equalizer from a free kick against Brazil for a U.S. team looking to regain some confidence after their loss to Colombia.

After this match, we might get to see the conclusion of the T20 Cricket World Cup match between West Indies and New Zealand.

Roger Daltrey is playing a few miles away and I have no idea how people his age do a rock gig – I’m 25 years younger and an hour on stage leaves me exhausted.


Porzingis status update…

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So does that make the Celtics weaker here?


Welcome, friends, to the never ending show…

The world is probably running out of jokes about the length of the NBA playoffs by now, but I’ll see if I can come up with some more.

“After a long hiatus, can the NBA compete with America’s newfound love for cricket?”

“This schedule leaves too many breaks, so all the players who only went to college for one year are now getting their PhDs.”

“Anyone who remembers the NBA regular season would be receiving Social Security by now.”

Anyway, kickoff time for the game is apparently 8:30pm ET. What can we talk about until then?


Bo will be here shortly. In the meantime, I’ll give you some injury news for tonight’s game.

Kristaps Porzingis has not played a game for Dallas since being traded to the Mavericks two years ago, and it is unclear whether he will play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.

Porzingis has a rare injury to the tendons in his lower left leg that occurred in the third quarter of Boston’s 105-98 win to take a 2-0 series lead. The team said Tuesday that his condition is day-to-day and that Porzingis will be fully prepared to play Wednesday night.

When asked if it was a pain tolerance issue or if it could cause further damage, Porzingis said he didn’t know the details.

“I’m going to leave it up to the medical staff to see if I can play,” he said. “Unless they say I can’t play or I’m not allowed to play, there’s nothing stopping me. That’s the only reason I won’t play.”

The 7-foot-2 Latvian center suffered a tear in the tissue that holds a tendon in place. The Celtics announced the injury was unrelated to the right calf strain that caused him to miss 10 straight playoff games before the NBA Finals began last Thursday.

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