June 12, 2024

Mavericks vs. Celtics, NBA Finals Game 2 score, and live updates: Jrue Holiday’s brilliance allowing Boston to overcome Luka Dončić

Wow. Dallas had just used a little, probably not noticed by most 7-0 run to get within six, 80-74, with 3.3 seconds left in the third. As poorly as all the non-Dončić Mavs have been offensively tonight, being down just six going into the fourth left Dallas well within striking distance to steal Game 2.

And then Payton Pritchard banks in a 40-foot bomb at the buzzer. The Celtics back up nine. The way the Mavs other than Luka have shot the ball through three quarters, nine feels a lot more daunting than six. We’ll see.