Mavericks vs Celtics Sunday: Score, Highlights, Stats, More

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Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (42-26) took on Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics (41-28) in part of the NBA Sunday slate. After grinding it out in the clutch, it was the Mavs who squeaked by with

After putting up just 38 points in the first half, the Mavericks followed that up by scoring 38 points alone in the third quarter to bring some life to their offense. High-quality execution on defense to contain Boston to 47 points in the opening half was key in keeping the game in reach.

With this Mavericks vs Celtics featuring sluggish results on offense with hard-nosed defense setting the tone, it came down to the wire with clutch-time execution being the deciding factor. Dallas managed to make just enough plays to get it done.

Luka Doncic finished with an impressive 26 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists to lead the Mavericks. Key starters like Dorian Finney-Smith (19), Spencer Dinwiddie (18), and Jalen Brunson (14) each finished in double-figures, too.

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It was a bit of a struggling performance for Jayson Tatum, who finished with 21 points but took 23 field goal attempts to get there. Boston shot 37.9 percent from the floor and 25.0 percent from beyond the arc—proving to be too porous to overcome.

The Boston Celtics were coming off a strong 114-103 win over the Detroit Pistons where they held the opposition to two made field goals in the fourth quarter. Jayson Tatum continued his incredible run with 31 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.

The Dallas Mavericks blew out the Houston Rockets in their previous outing to get a 113-100 win. Luka Docnic finished with 30 points, 14 rebounds, and six assists.

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This Mavericks vs Celtics matchup featured two teams seeking to move up in the standings to gain home-court advantage in the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs.

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