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NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking Points as Boston Celtics breeze past the Dallas Mavericks

Jame
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207   //    05 Jan 2019, 20:44 IST

Celtics dominated the Mavs to win the game 114-93
Celtics dominated the Mavs to win the game 114-93

In a cross-conference match-up, the Celtics went head-to-head against the Dallas Mavericks in hopes of improving their record. This match could have shown us an amazing match-up of Doncic vs Irving, but Alas! Irving is out due to an eye injury.

The match was fairly one-sided throughout as the Celtics didn't give the Mavs any chance of coming back into the game after taking a double-digit lead from the opening quarter.

After this match, the Celtics are still stuck at fifth in the east with a win-loss record of 23-15, while the Mavs are at 12th in the West with a record of 18-20.

This was one of those matches which will act as a reminder for us of how good the Celtics are come playoff time or whenever anybody doubts them as they won it by utter domination and a final scoreline of 114-93.

Now, the final scoreline from this game are -


#3 Unselfish Display of Basketball from the Celtics

In this game, they collected a total of 35 dimes, and multiple players collected dimes for them
In this game, they collected a total of 35 dimes, and multiple players collected dimes for them

We all are well aware of Celtic's ability to rotate the ball. They are masters at it and this is the Brad Stevens style of play. They rotate the ball and find the most open man to pull the trigger and take a shot.

This makes the Celtics interesting to watch and also involves all the players present on the court. In this game, they collected a total of 35 dimes, and multiple players collected dimes for them.

Out of which Al Horford and Gordon Hayward collect the most assists with 8. They made sure that they always had the game in their hands and handled the flow of the game as well.

The Celtics are ranked at sixth in the league for dimes per game.

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