Jun 10, 2024 - News

🏀 Pic du jour: Mavs return winless in Finals

Boston Celtics player Jaylen Brown scores against the Dallas Mavericks

Boston Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown put up 21 points in last night's win over the Dallas Mavericks. Photo: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks return home this week winless in the first two games of the NBA Finals.

The latest: The Mavs lost 105-98 to the Boston Celtics last night. The Celts now have a nine-game winning streak in the postseason.

Why it matters: This is the Mavericks' first trip to the NBA Finals since winning the championship in 2011.

  • They must win at home to avoid a sweep — and to keep Dallas fans happy.

The intrigue: Kyrie Irving has struggled during the first two games against his former team, scoring just 16 points last night.

  • He has lost 12 games in a row against Boston, per ESPN.

What's next: The series moves to Dallas for two games. Game 3 is at 7:30pm Wednesday at the American Airlines Center.

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