NBA Finals Game 4: Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks

NBA Finals Game 4 will take place on Friday, in what could be the final game of the 2023-2024 NBA season. The Boston Celtics are on the road at the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics lead the best of 7 series, 3-0 after their road win on Wednesday.

Boston is 15-2 in the postseason, and had one of the most dominant runs in NBA playoff history. The Celtics went 64-18 in the regular season as well, and could end the run with 80 wins in 100 games. Boston eliminated Miami, Cleveland and New York to get to this point.

For Dallas, it has been a fun run. The Mavericks were the underdogs in each of their first three playoff series. The Mavericks were the fifth seed and upset the Clippers, then the top seeded Thunder, before eliminating Minnesota in the Western Conference Finals.

The Dallas Mavericks are -1.5 in this game at home over the Boston Celtics. The total for this affair sits at 211.5.

Boston One Win Away

The Boston Celtics have gotten big games from numerous people throughout the postseason. In the game 3 win, it was their top scorers Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Tatum scored 31 points and ripped down 6 rebounds, while Brown went for 30 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.

Jrue Holiday has been a massive factor in this series. Despite his 9 points in Game 3, he is still averaging 15.7 in the NBA Finals. Holiday also is ripping down more than 7 rebounds per game. The Celtics played Game 3 without Kristaps Porzingis. After missing all of May, he is out with a lower leg injury again.

Boston was one of the top scoring teams during the regular season, with more than 120 per game. The Celtics also made the most three point shots, with 16.5 per game. In the NBA Finals, Boston has yet to score 108 or more. The defense has been solid, holding Dallas under 100 in all three games.

Mavericks Looking for 4 Straight

For Dallas, they finally got a big game from Kyrie Irving, but it was not enough. Irving went 13 of 28 from the field, and scored 35 points in the game. He played a team high 45 minutes as well. Irving went the first two games, scoring just an average of 14 points per game.

Luka Doncic is the main man for Dallas on the offensive side. Doncic took 27 shots in the game, and scored 27 points. He was the scoring leader during the regular season, scoring more than 33 points per game. Doncic fouled out of the game late in the fourth quarter on Wednesday.

PJ Washington has been strong for Dallas since coming over from Charlotte. Washington is averaging 14.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in the NBA Finals. Washington had back to back games in the series against Oklahoma City with 20+ points.

Celtics Ends Season

Sorry basketball fans, but the season is coming to an end. The Celtics are just too good for Dallas, and all of the league right now. Boston gets the job done, and wins the NBA Finals in a sweep in Dallas. Take the Boston Celtics -105 on the moneyline over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.

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