Where to watch Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks 2024 NBA Finals Game 3? TV, online streams and more details (June 12)

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Where to watch Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks 2024 NBA Finals Game 3? TV, online streams and more details (June 12)

The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks' 2024 NBA Finals series shifts to Texas for Wednesday's Game 3 clash. Leading 2-0, the Celtics will attempt to secure a decisive 3-0 lead.

After blowing out Dallas 107-89 at home in Thursday's Game 1 matchup, Boston received another well-balanced team effort during Sunday's 105-98 Game 2 home victory. Four of its players scored 18-plus points, led by veteran guard Jrue Holiday's 26-point performance on a scorching 11-for-14 (78.6%) shooting.

No Celtic has emerged as a clear-cut finals MVP frontrunner, with star wing Jaylen Brown averaging a team-high 21.5 points per game through two outings.

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Nonetheless, Boston enters Game 3 with a perfect 6-0 road record this postseason. So, it should have a good chance of going up 3-0 in Dallas. That would virtually decide the championship, as NBA teams are 156-0 all-time after taking 3-0 leads in best-of-seven playoff series.

However, Mavericks superstar guard Luka Doncic will likely do all he can to get Dallas back in the series. Through two losing efforts, he is averaging a series-high 31.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 4.0 3-pointers per game on 51.1% shooting.

Outside of Doncic, no other Maverick is averaging more than 15.5 ppg. So, if that concerning trend continues, it may take a herculean effort from the five-time All-Star to will his team to victory.

When and where is Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks Game 3?

Wednesday's showdown between the Celtics and Mavericks takes place at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The contest tips off at 8:30 p.m. EDT.

While Boston is undefeated (6-0) on the road in the playoffs, Dallas is only 5-3 at home. So, its home-court advantage may not significantly impact the game's outcome. Nevertheless, the Mavericks are -135 favorites to secure their first finals win in front of their home crowd.

How to watch Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks Game 3?

Game 3 of the finals airs exclusively on ABC, with pregame coverage beginning at 8 p.m. EDT.

ABC's Game 2 broadcast saw a viewership spike, averaging 12,063,000 viewers and peaking at 14,106,000. Per Fast Nationals from Nielsen, that marked the station's most-watched Game 2 finals broadcast since 2019.

Moreover, it reportedly marked a 10% viewership increase from Thursday's Game 1 broadcast. So, ABC will hope to see that upward trend continue on Wednesday.

Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks Game 3 live streaming details

For NBA fans unable to watch Game 3 via cable, the contest can be streamed online via Sling TV, FuboTV, and Hulu +'s Live TV/ESPN+ bundle. Additionally, digital HDTV antennas can be purchased to watch local over-the-air HDTV channels, including ABC.

Meanwhile, international fans can stream the finals via NBA League Pass.

Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks Game 3 radio broadcasts

Finally, for fans looking to tune into Game 3 via radio, ESPN Radio and SiriusXM will broadcast the contest nationally. Meanwhile, 98.5 The Sports Hub and 97.1 FM (English)/99.1 FM (Spanish) will provide local broadcasts in Boston and Dallas, respectively.

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