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NBA Finals 2024 (Game 2): Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks

It's Game 2 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden, the Boston Celtics face the Dallas Mavericks at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT). Expect Tatum to shine, but Luka’s versatility might give him the edge in basketball fantasy points despite Boston's home-court advantage.

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Boston Celtics will host the Dallas Mavericks at the TD Arena for the NBA Finals (Game 2). Both the teams brought their A-game to the field. But the Celtics emerged victorious in Game 1 with a final score of 107-89. Jaylen Brown (22 points) and Kristaps Porzingis (20 points) led the scoreboard which helped the Celtics secure the win. The Mavericks fell short of 11 points with leading contributions from Luka Doncic (30 points) and PJ Washington (14 points).

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                      Which duo will emerge victorious in NBA Finals 2024(Game 2)? Image Source|Sporting News

We are heading to the NBA Finals 2024 (Game 2) where it's Goliath vs Goliath and it can be anybody's playoff at this point. The Celtics lead by 1-0 with an incredible comeback from Kristaps Porziginis who returned after a 39-day injury layoff and scored 20 points, adding three blocks and six rebounds in 21 minutes

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             Luka Doncic and Jaylen Brown bringing their A-Game to the NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1). Image Source: DraftKings Network

The East vs West basketball saga for 2024 will head to its second chapter where anticipation is to the fullest as to who will achieve the win and head to Game 3. Boston will step in as the team leading the playoffs. All eyes will be on Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and recently returned Kristaps Porziginis as they aim to move forward with a (2-0) lead for the rest of the playoffs. But all has not been lost as Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic and PJ Washington will look for the win to tie the NBA Finals at (1-1).

 Let's take a look at the squad stats of the champions of Eastern Conference and Western Conference as they go head-to-head against each other in the NBA Finals 2024 (Game 2):

BOSTON CELTICS

Starting lineup:

Jayson Tatum

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                         Jayson Tatum trying to dribble past Kyrie Irving and Daniel Gafford in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1). Image Souce: The Ringer

Jayson Tatum has scored 16 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 5 assists and 11 rebounds(2 offensive rebounds and 9 defensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 26.9
Assists per game 4.9
Rebounds per game 8.1
Steals per game 1.0

Jaylen Brown

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Jaylen Brown scored a dunk in the NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1). Image Courtesy|nba.com

Eastern Conference Finals MVP Jaylen Brown has scored 22 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 2 assists and 6 rebounds(1 offensive rebound and 5 defensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 23.0
Assists per game 3.6
Rebounds per game 5.5
Steals per game 1.2
 

Derrick White

Kyrie Irving (11) controls the ball against Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9) in the second quarter game one of the 2024 NBA Finals - sportzpoint.com
                      Derrick White blocks Kyrie Irving in the second quarter during the NBA Finals (Game 1). Image Courtesy | communitynewspaper.org

Derrick White has scored 15 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 5 assists and 2 rebounds(1 offensive rebound and 1 defensive rebound).

Stats per game:

Points per game 20.1
Assists per game 5.2
Rebounds per game 4.2
Steals per game 1.0
 

Jrue Holiday

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                                                      Jrue Holiday moving the ball away from Kyrie Irving. Image Source: Hardwood Heroics

Jrue Holiday has scored 12 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 5 assists and 8 rebounds(2 offensive rebounds and 6 defensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 12.5
Assists per game 4.8
Rebounds per game 5.4
Steals per game 0.9
 

Al Horford

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                      Al Horford proving crucial for the Celtics in the NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1). Image Source: Yahoo Sports

Al Horford has scored 10 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 3 assists and 7 rebounds(2 offensive rebounds and 5 defensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 8.6
Assists per game 2.6
Rebounds per game 6.4
Steals per game 0.6
 

Super-sub : Kristaps Porziginis

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                                            Kristaps Porzignis scored 20 points after coming back from a 39-day injury layoff. Image Source: Sportskeeda

Kristaps Porziginis scored 20 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 3 blocks and 6 rebounds(6 defensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 15.2
Blocks per game 1.9
Rebounds per game 7.2
Steals per game 0.7
 

DALLAS MAVERICKS

Starting lineup:

 Kyrie Irving

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                                                Tough night for Kyrie Irving in the NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1). Image courtesy|Sports Illustrated

Kyrie Irving has scored 12 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 2 assists and 3 rebounds(3 defensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 25.6
Assists per game 5.2
Rebounds per game 5.0
Steals per game 1.3
 

Luka Doncic

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                                     Luka Doncic going head-to-head against Al Horford and Jaylen Brown. Image Source: St. Albert Gazette

Western Conference Finals MVP Luka Doncic has scored 30 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 1 assist and 10 rebounds(10 defensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 33.9
Assists per game 9.8
Rebounds per game 9.2
Steals per game 1.4
 

P.J. Washington 

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                                 P.J. Washington against Derrick White in the NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1). Image Courtesy|CBS Sports

P.J. Washington has scored 14 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 1 assist and 8 rebounds(3 offensive rebounds and 5 defensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 12.9
Assists per game 1.9
Rebounds per game 5.6
Steals per game 1.0
 

Derrick Jones Jr.

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                      Derrick Jones Jr. against Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1). Image Source | Bloomberg News

Derrick Jones Jr. has scored 5 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 6 rebounds(2 offensive rebounds and 4 defensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 8.6
Assists per game 1.0
Rebounds per game 3.3
Steals per game 0.7
 

Daniel Gafford

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                                Daniel Gafford against AL Horford in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1).Image Source | GiveMeSport

Daniel Gafford has scored 8 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 1 assist and 3 rebounds(3 offensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 11.0
Assists per game 1.6
Rebounds per game 7.6
Steals per game 0.9
 

Jaden Hardy

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                                    Jaden Hardy scored 13 points coming off from the bench. Image Source | Mavs Moneyball

Jaden Hardy has scored 13 points in NBA Finals 2024 (Game 1) with 1 assist and 3 rebounds(3 defensive rebounds).

Stats per game:

Points per game 7.3
Assists per game 1.5
Rebounds per game 1.8
Steals per game 0.3
 
 The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics will play on Sunday, June 9 in Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m. Pacific time (8 p.m. Eastern time)
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