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Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics Starting Lineups and Depth Charts for Game 5 (June 17)

The NBA Finals have taken a dramatic turn. The Dallas Mavericks turned the tables on the Boston Celtics in Game 4 with a 38-point victory after three games of Boston rolling over Dallas, taking a 3-1 series lead. The series now shifts back to TD Garden for a critical Game 5.

Boston must be reeling after their Game Four blowout loss. Coach Ime Udoka will be demanding a return to the defensive intensity and offensive execution that powered them through the first three games. All eyes will be on All-Stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the Celtics' dynamic duo, who were uncharacteristically quiet in Game Four, scoring a combined of just 25 points in the game.

The Mavericks, on the other hand, are riding high after their Game 4 victory. Luka Doncic was unstoppable, scoring 29 points in just 33 minutes of playing time and willing his team to victory. Kyrie Irving also scored 21 points and dished out six assist, showcasing the offensive firepower this duo possesses.

So will the Celtics get up off the loss and win their record 18th title at home or perhaps the Mavericks can keep the series on the schedule and force the series through game six.

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Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks Injury Reports

Celtics injury report

Kristaps Porzingis is the only player listed on the Celtics' injury report. Questionable due to a rare lower left leg injury, Porzingis also missed Game 4 and will be a game-time decision.

Mavericks injury report

Luka Doncic is once again the sole player on the Mavericks' injury report. He is probable to play despite a thoracic contusion and is expected to suit up.

Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks Starting Lineups and Depth Charts for Game 5

Celtics Starting Lineup and Depth Chart

The Celtics' starting lineup will feature Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Al Horford. Kristaps Porzingis may come off the bench if he is available. Payton Pritchard and Sam Hauser are expected to play significant minutes in the second unit.

Point guardsJrue HolidayPayton PritchardJD Davison
Shooting guardsDerrick WhiteSam HauserJaden Springer
Small forwardsJaylen BrownSvi Mykhailiuk
Power forwardsJayson TatumOshae BrissettKristaps Porzingis*
CentersAl HorfordXavier TillmanLuke Kornet

Mavericks Starting Lineup and Depth Chart

The Mavericks' starting lineup will include Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., P.J. Washington, and Daniel Gafford. Key players off the bench may include Dereck Lively II, Jaden Hardy, and Maxi Kleber.

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

Where to watch Boston Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks 2024 NBA Finals Game 5?

Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks will be broadcast on ABC. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Boston and Bally Sports Southwest in-market as well. Fans in the US can also live stream the game online with SlingTV, FuboTV, and Hulu +Live TV if they don't have a cable subscription. NBA League Pass is available to watch online.

The Celtics are currently 6.5-point favorites over the Mavericks, with an over/under set at 209.5. A victory would mark their first championship win since 2008 and their NBA-record 18th title.

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