Celtics teach Mavericks a basketball lesson!

When dallasthe team with the best form in the league gets it Boston, the best team in the league, it’s bound to make your mouth water on paper. In addition, two candidates for the title of MVP, viz Luka Doncic and Jason Tatumalso challenged each other…

The only problem is that the show on the floor did not live up to the initial expectations because The Celtics did not leave a chance Mavericks -and this on this poster that flies from head to toe (124-95). Still, on the sideline, they were masters of their basketball, relying on Tatum in the oven and the grinder: 29 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists!

Doncic (23 points, 9 rebounds) is quickly behind the scoreboard and the Mavs are hitting well and in good shape after seven straight wins, while the C’s are responding nicely after Tuesday’s adjustment in Oklahoma City. .

WHAT TO REMEMBER

Jayson Tatum sees a triple. It’s what’s called an MVP performance, the kind of performance that highlights all of a Celtics player’s progress over the course of a year. Rough (8/22 shooting, including 2/8 3-pointers…), “Jay” was still able to have a positive impact on this match despite his skill issue. In addition to being more aggressive in rebounding and creating, and becoming increasingly aggressive against the rim as the minutes go by (11/12 shooting), the All-Star winger therefore had his second career triple-double, and this one in a duel. Candidates for the title of MVP. A message has been sent to the rest of the league…

A hot 3-pointer + a productive bench = a winning cocktail for Boston. The Celtics, buoyed by 16 award-winning successes (but only 7 ahead) and 43 points from their substitutes (against 34 ahead), made life easy in this half. As the first spins kicked in, nothing was the same with the score as Joe Mazzulla’s men read their scales. Grant Williams, Malcolm Brogdon, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Derrick White, then Jaylen Brown… almost all the players from Massachusetts enjoyed this match, which is a testament to the strength of the Celtics team.

Luka Doncic suffered a lot. The Slovenian, who has been sidelined for two weeks, went down against one of the best defenses in the country. Silent with 3 points (0/6…), but also 2 points (7/17), the Mavs playmaker worked hard and never Marcus Smart, Derrick White, Grant Williams and others. He can only show himself when provoked transition, to find themselves facing Al Horford or Sam Hauser. Otherwise, shots allowed him to minimize his stats. It should also be noted that the left ankle and cough bothered him a lot last night.

TOPS/FLOPS

Grant Williams and Malcolm Brogdon. Mavericks, Williams (12 points) and Brogdon (15 points), symbols of the obvious dominance of the Celtics bench, were simply explosive in this game. From the moment they came on in the first quarter, after the C’s struggled to get into their game, the game changed because they (with Sam Hauser) instigated a play. run away 22-9 killer for Boston. “Killer” because Dallas never recovered from that. Even worse: the aggressive Williams / Brogdon duo continued their momentum in the second quarter from a distance …

Spencer Dinwiddie. If there was one element to keep on the Mavericks side, it would undoubtedly be Luka Doncic’s partner. back yard Texan. With 18 points and 5 assists (in 40 minutes), he was truly the team’s most consistent player, doing everything he could to get his team back into the game from the second quarter onward. Doncic was reduced, Dinwiddie had to make more offensive decisions, but was very lonely, he limited the damage for a moment before anything else, because in the second half Dallas conceded more minutes …

dallas. Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie, even Christian Wood in the third quarter, and then rookie Jaden Hardy and Dwight Powell when the gap was created, the rest of the Mavericks players were unrecognizable and failed to bring anything positive. Of course, defensively, but especially offensively, the Doncic/Dinwiddie/Wood trio had very little support. The Texas bench, as well as Tim Hardaway Jr. and Reggie Bullock, although not the only explanation for the Mavs’ failure, may feel guilty and responsible for this defeat …

NEXT

Dallas (22-17) : New Orleans reception, Saturday to Sunday night (02:00).

Boston (27-12) : Trip to San Antonio, Saturday to Sunday night (00:00).

dallas / 95 Shots It bounces
Players Minimum Shots 3 points LF He D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Rating
C. Wood 29 5/12 0/2 2/3 5 7 12 1 1 0 1 1 -18 12 17
T. Hardaway Jr. 37 2/11 2/6 2/2 0 4 4 1 1 0 1 0 -17 8 3
R. Bullock 37 0/1 0/1 0/1 1 2 3 2 4 2 1 2 -12 0 6
S. Dinwiddie 40 6/15 2/6 4/5 0 1 1 5 3 0 2 0 -23 18 12
L. Doncic 31 7/23 0/6 9/11 0 9 9 3 4 0 4 0 -20 23 13
D. Bertans 8 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 -3 0 -2
J. McGee 4 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 -6 2 1
D. Powell 17 5/6 0/0 0/0 5 3 8 0 1 1 0 0 -11 10 18
K. Walker 2 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1 2 2
F. Ntilikina 6 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -7 0 -2
Mr. Wright IV 7 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 -8 2 2
T. Pinson 4 1/2 0/1 1/1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6 3 2
AJ Lawson 4 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -6 0 -1
J. Hardy 15 5/8 3/3 2/2 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 -7 15 16
General 34/90 7/32 20/25 11 31 42 15 19 4 11 3 95 87
Boston / 124 Shots It bounces
Players Minimum Shots 3 points LF He D T p.d party Int bp CT +/- Points Rating
J. Tatum 35 8/22 2/8 11/12 2 12 14 10 2 1 2 2 +15 29 39
A. Horford 24 3/6 1/4 1/2 2 6 8 3 3 1 1 0 +8 8 15
Mr. Smart 34 4/10 4/9 3/3 2 3 5 3 1 1 2 0 +25 15 16
D. White 21 4/7 2/5 0/0 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 2 +14 10 8
J. Brown 30 6/12 2/5 5/6 1 6 7 3 4 0 2 2 +12 19 22
B. Griffin 3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +1 0 1
G. Williams 28 5/9 1/4 1/1 1 3 4 3 3 1 0 0 +25 12 16
J. Jackson 3 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 +1 2 4
S. Hauser 11 2/4 1/3 0/0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 +7 5 6
L. Cornet 4 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 +6 4 5
R. Williams III 21 1/1 0/0 1/2 1 6 7 0 1 0 0 1 +8 3 10
Mr. Brogdon 25 4/8 3/5 4/5 0 3 3 4 2 0 1 0 +22 15 16
P. Pritchard 3 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 +1 2 2
General 41/84 16/43 26/31 10 42 52 29 22 6 11 8 124 160

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