Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks Starting Lineups and Depth Charts for Game 3 (June 12) | 2024 NBA Finals 

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Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks Starting Lineups and Depth Charts for Game 3

The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks resume their 2024 NBA Finals series in Wednesday's Game 3 at the American Airlines Center. The Celtics are up 2-0 after dominant defensive displays in the opening two games. However, that may not be easy on the road, especially with Kristaps Porzingis iffy to play.

Porizngis, who is averaging 2.5 blocks across the first two games, is questionable to play after sustaining a left tibialis dislocation in the third quarter of Game 2. He's been a vital cog to Boston's schemes on both ends.

Meanwhile, the Mavericks will likely have everyone available despite concerns about Luka Doncic's health. He is probable with a chest contusion but is expected to play. With the team down 0-2, playing its first finals game at home since 2011, Doncic and the Mavericks will hope to put up a valiant effort and secure the win.

Dallas is a -137 favorite with a -2.5 spread to win for the first time in the 2024 NBA Finals. It's the first time the Celtics are underdogs ahead of a 2024 playoff game.

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Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks Injury Reports for Game 3

Boston Celtics injury report

The Celtics have listed Kristaps Porzingis as questionable.

Dallas Mavericks injury report

The Mavericks have listed Luka Doncic as probable.


Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks Starting Lineups and Depth Charts for Game 3

Boston Celtics starting lineup and depth chart

The Celtics will start Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford. Luka Kornet could get some minutes off the bench in Kristaps Porzingis' potential absence. Meanwhile, Sam Hauser and Payton Pritchard will see decent playing time, too.

Point guardsJrue HolidayPayton Pritchard JD Davison
Shooting guardsDerrick WhiteSam HauserJaden Springer
Small forwardsJaylen BrownSvi Mykhailiuk
Power forwardsJayson TatumOshae Brissett Kristaps Porzingis*
Centers Al Horford Xavier TillmanLuke Kornet

Dallas Mavericks starting lineup and depth chart

The Mavericks will start Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, P.J. Washington, Derrick Jones Jr. and Daniel Gafford. Dereck Lively II, Josh Green, Maxi Kleber and Jaden Hardy could play crucial minutes off the bench.

Point guardsLuka DoncicJaden HardyDante Exum
Shooting guardsKyrie IrvingTim Hardaway Jr.
Small forwardsDerrick Jones Jr.Josh Green
Power forwardsP.J. WashingtonMaxi KleberOlivier Maxence-Prosper
Centers Daniel GaffordDereck Lively IIDwight Powell

How and where to watch Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks 2024 NBA Finals Game 3?

Game 3 of the 2024 NBA Finals between the Celtics and Mavericks will be televised by ABC nationally, while NBC Sports Boston and Bally Sports Southwest will be the local TV operators. Fans outside the US can watch the game online via NBA League Pass.

For fans in the country without League Pass access, SlingTV, FuboTV and Hulu+Live TV will be the alternatives for online streaming. Tipoff is at 8:30 pm EDT.

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Edited by Arhaan Raje
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