Mavericks vs. Celtics Game 2 NBA Finals Preview: Odds, Starting Lineups, Injuries, Stats (6/9/24)

Written By Editorial Team on June 9, 2024
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Celtics Vs. Mavs Preview

The Dallas Mavericks are scheduled to play against the Boston Celtics on June 9, at TD Garden in Boston. Game 2 of the NBA Finals will begin at 8:00 PM and will be broadcast on ABC. The point spread is in favor of the Celtics by a -7 and an over/under set at 214.5. Get the latest odds, lineups, injuries, and stats for Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

Mavericks vs. Celtics Game 2 pregame odds

With the Mavs facing off against the Celtics, Massachusetts sportsbooks are once again favoring boston. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM all have set lines around -7 or -7.5. The total went under in Game 1 and Boston covered a -6.5 point spread fairly easily. NBA odds are similar to Game 1 after the blowout. Boston Celtics odds are now -400 for the series.

  • DraftKings: Celtics -7, over/under 214.5
  • FanDuel: Celtics -7, over/under 214.5
  • Caesars: Celtics -7, over/under 215.0
  • BetMGM: Celtics – 7.5, over/under 214.5

Odds are subject to change for Mavericks vs. Celtics

Mavericks vs. Celtics projected starting lineups

Al Horford started Game 1 over Kristaps Porzingis, which came at a surprise to many given Porzingis was healthy. Porzingis is projected to start again but Boston could return the same starting lineup and bring Porzingis off the bench.

Dallas Mavericks starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Luka Doncic
  • SG: Kyrie Irving
  • SF: Derrick Jones Jr.
  • PF: PJ Washington
  • C: Daniel Gafford

Boston Celtics starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Jrue Holiday
  • SG: Derrick White
  • SF: Jaylen Brown
  • PF: Jayson Tatum
  • C: Kristaps Porzingis

Mavericks vs. Celtics Game 2 injuries

Dallas Mavericks: Dallas has no injuries to report.

Boston Celtics: Kristaps Porzingis (C) is listed as probable with a calf injury that started on April 29. Returning with 20 points and 6 rebounds, Porzingis looked healthy in Game 1.

Dallas Mavericks Team Stats

Heading into the Mavs vs. Celtics game at TD Garden, the Dallas Mavericks held a season record of 50-32, ranking them 5th in the Western Conference and 1st in the Southwest Division. In their last game against the Boston Celtics, the Mavericks scored 89 points with a 41.7 FG% and a 25.9 3PT%. Here are the Mavericks’ season stats:

  • Points per game: 117.8
  • Points allowed per game: 115.6
  • Rebounds per game: 42.9
  • Assists per game: 25.7
  • FG%: 48.1
  • 3PT%: 36.9

Boston Celtics Team Stats

For the upcoming NBA game against the Dallas Mavericks, the Boston Celtics boasted a record of 64-18, placing them 1st in both the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. Their performance in the last game against the Dallas Mavericks showcased 107 points, but the defense held Dallas to a season low in assists and 89 points. Boston’s season stats are as follows:

  • Points per game: 120.6
  • Points allowed per game: 109.2
  • Rebounds per game: 46.3
  • Assists per game: 26.9
  • FG%: 48.7
  • 3PT%: 38.8

Player Stats for Mavs vs. Celtics

Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and the Celtics’ Jayson Tatum are leading their respective squads. In a pivotal Game 2, Dallas will try and even the series after dropping the first game 107-89 behind big performances from Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis.

Dallas Mavericks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Mavericks are looking to bounce back on their recent performances, with Luka Doncic leading the charge. Doncic’s ability to score, rebound, and assist makes him a triple threat on the court. However, names like PJ Washington and Derek Lively will need to get going if the Mavs have a chance.

  • Luka Doncic (PG): 30 PTS, 10 RBS, 1 AST
  • P.J. Washington (PF): 14 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST
  • Kyrie Irving (PG): 12 PTS, 3 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (SF): 5 PTS, 6 RBS, 0 AST
  • Josh Green (SF): 3 PTS, 3 RBS, 0 AST

Season leaders for the Mavericks show Doncic’s dominance:

  • Luka Doncic: 33.9 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 9.8 APG
  • Kyrie Irving: 25.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.: 14.4 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.4 APG
  • P.J. Washington: 12.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.2 APG
  • Daniel Gafford: 11.0 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1.2 APG

Boston Celtics leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Celtics, with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown at the helm, are poised to defend their home court at TD Garden. Tatum’s all-around game and Brown’s scoring ability are key to Boston’s success. Kristaps Porzingis looked great in Game 1 after the long absence and helped Boston jump out to an early lead.

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 16 PTS, 11 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 22 PTS, 6 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Derrick White (SG): 15 PTS, 2 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 12 PTS, 8 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 20 PTS, 6 RBS, 0 ASTS

Season leaders for the Celtics highlight their depth:

  • Jayson Tatum: 26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown: 23.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis: 20.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 1.8 APG
  • Derrick White: 15.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday: 12.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.8 APG
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