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#5 MAVERICKS at #1 CELTICS | FULL GAME 2 HIGHLIGHTS | June 9, 2024



Published June 11, 2024, 12:02 a.m. by Arrik Motley


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The Boston Celtics defeated the Dallas Mavericks, 105-98, in Game 2 of the 2024 nba Finals Presented by YouTube TV, to take a 2-0 series lead. Jrue Holiday led the Celtics with 26 points (11-14 FG), 11 rebounds and 0 turnovers, while Jaylen Brown added 21 points and 7 assists. Jayson Tatum (18 points on 6-22 FG, 12 assists, 9 rebounds) and Derrick White (18 points, 5 rebounds) totaled 36 points for Boston. Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, while P.J. Washington (17 points, 7 rebounds) and Kyrie Irving (16 points, 6 assists) totaled 33 points.

This marks the ninth straight win this postseason for Boston and the first time in this year’s Playoffs the Mavericks have lost back-to-back games.

Game 3 will take place in Dallas on Wednesday, June 12 (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN).

Game Notables

* With the Game 2 victory, Boston has now extended their postseason franchise-best win streak to 9 consecutive games. They are just the twelfth team to win 9 or more consecutive games in a single postseason. Most recently: 2021 Phoenix Suns

* With his performance tonight, Jrue Holiday (26 PTS, 11 REB, 78.6 FG%) becomes just the 9th player to record a 25+ PTS, 10+ REB, and 75.0+ FG% performance in an nba Finals game.

* It’s just the eleventh such game overall and only the third in the last 20 nba Finals (since 2005), along with Nikola Jokic (2023 nba Finals) and Anthony Davis (2020 nba Finals).

* He's the ONLY PLAYER To have such a line in the Finals w/ 0 turnovers.

* Tonight’s performance marks the seventh triple-double of the 2024 Playoffs for Luka Doncic, tying him with Wilt Chamberlain for second most in a single postseason run:

* Nikola Jokic – 10 (2023 Playoffs)

* Wilt Chamberlain – 7 (1967 Playoffs); Luka Doncic – 7 (2024 Playoffs)

* Draymond Green – 6 (2019 Playoffs); Magic Johnson – 6 (1982 Playoffs)

* In tonight’s game Luka Doncic recorded the 10th triple-double of his career, tying him with three others for the sixth most Triple-Doubles in nba Playoff history.

* Magic Johnson – 30

* LeBron James – 28

* Nikola Jokic – 18

* Russell Westbrook – 12

* Jason Kidd – 11

* Larry Bird; Draymond Green; Rajon Rondo; Luka Doncic – 10

* Wilt Chamberlain – 9

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