Final: Mavericks 113, Celtics 108 – Another Celtics comeback falls short

WHO: Celtics (23-24) vs. Mavericks (24-21)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
TV: NBC Sports Boston


G: Kemba Walker
G: Marcus Smart
SF: Jaylen Brown
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Moe Wagner

G: Josh Richardson
G: Luka Doncic
SF: Dorian Finney-Smith
PF: Kristaps Porzingis
C: Maxi Kleber 

LIVE COVERAGE, by John Karalis

Fourth quarter

  • It should not be a surprise that the Celtics have decided to turn it on. Right now, it's working. Kemba is at the line after a timeout and the game cut to 10 with 9:13 to go
  • Celtics have given Dallas a taste of their own medicine with a drive and kick 3 pointer to Payton Pritchard. An offensive foul and technical foul on Luka Doncic cuts the lead to 7
  • Jayson Tatum made up for a missed dunk by ripping Luka Doncic and finishing a dunk.
  • The Celtics played great defense on one possession, forcing a nearly halfcourt shot by Doncic that bounced high off the rim and nearly out to the 3 point line. Dallas got the offensive rebound and Doncic hit a 3
  • Once again, we have a Boston Celtics loss where they got down by too much and valiant effort to get to a point where they have a lot of "if we just did this" or "if we just made a couple of shots" we win.

Third quarter