Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics game player stats and box scores for June 17 | 2024 NBA Finals Game 5

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Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics game player stats and box scores for Game 5 on June 17

Game 5 between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics started quite tight. Neither team could get a decisive edge until the Celtics dropped a 9-0 blast to finish the first quarter. The hosts never surrendered the lead after a 28-18 first-quarter cushion.

The Mavericks attempted multiple runs in the second half, but the Celtics held them off. Boston's defense was relentless, allowing only Luka Doncic to top 20 points. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Jrue Holiday and Derrick White led the offense to secure a 106-88 victory.

After the disappointments over the past few years, the Boston Celtics won their first championship since 2008.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics game player stats and box scores

Dallas Mavericks game player stats and box scores

PJ Washington4630242-70-50-0-26
D. Jones Jr.10000104-81-41-2-8
D. Gafford6300003-50-00-0-7
K. Irving15391015-163-92-2-11
L. Doncic2812530712-252-92-5-19
M. Kleber2310001-30-20-0-12
G. Brown III0000000-00-00-00
O. Prosper0100000-00-00-0+3
A. Fudge0000000-00-00-00
T. Hardaway Jr.0000000-00-00-0+1
D. Powell0100000-00-00-0+3
D. Lively II2400111-20-00-0-6
J. Green14200005-84-60-0-8
D. Exum4000001-11-11-2-6
A.J. Lawson0000000-00-00-0-8
B. Williams0 0 00000-00-00-0-6
J. Hardy3 0 00001-20-01-2+3
M. MorrisDNP- --------

Boston Celtics game player stats and box scores

J. Tatum3181120211-241-78-8+18
A. Horford9922003-62-31-2+20
J. Holiday151140127-141-30-0+21
D. White14812124-104-82-2+1
J. Brown21862017-232-95-6+20
D. Peterson0000000-00-00-00
S. Hauser8411003-72-60-0+3
O. Brissett0000000-00-00-00
L. Kornet0100000-00-00-0-2
K. Porzingis5100002-40-21-2+8
P. Pritchard3000001-11-10-0+1
S. Mykhailiuk0100000-00-00-00
J. Davidson0000000-00-00-00
X. TillmanDNP---------
N. QuetaDNP- --------
J. SpringerDNP- --------
J. WalshDNP- --------

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Game Summary

The first quarter between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics was a seesaw battle until the final two minutes. Boston uncorked a telling 9-0 blast to end up with a 28-18 advantage after the first 12 minutes ended. The Celtics' balanced attack was the biggest reason they had the Mavs trailing early.

The second quarter followed more of the same script from the first period, which gave the Celtics a leg up. Dallas had a mini run in the middle of the frame before the hosts had another superb closing kick. Jayson Tatum led the charge with a 12-point, five-assist quarter. Payton Pritchard's halfcourt heave over Luka Doncic gave Boston a 67-46 advantage.

The third quarter was a defensive struggle the Boston Celtics were all too willing to draw the Dallas Mavericks into. Doncic and his teammates looked like they were finishing the quarter strong before Boston responded with a 5-0 run. The hosts carried an 86-67 lead heading into the final frame.

The fourth quarter saw the Dallas Mavericks desperately trying to cut the significant lead. Kyrie Irving just couldn't get himself going tonight while Luka Doncic also fizzed in the said period. Jason Kidd finally had enough and surrendered with roughly three minutes remaining in the game.

The Boston Celtics marched to the finish line before completing a 106-88 victory. Boston broke a tie with the LA Lakers with their 18th championship with Jaylen Brown winning NBA Finals MVP.

Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown's 3-pointers tonight

Kyrie Irving had a decent night from deep on Monday night, hitting 3-for-9 attempts. Luka Doncic supported him with a 2-for-9 clip from the same distance.

Meanwhile, Jayson Tatum's heroics didn't include a superb night from behind the arc. He finished 1-for-7 from that distance. Jaylen Brown had the same efficiency as Doncic from beyond 22 feet.

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Edited by Michael Macasero
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