The Celtics were able to beat the Mavericks in regulation this time... However, it was no walk in the park. See my game reap below.
Shane Larkin came out firing in the second quarter, and he made some plays. We should've known he was raring and ready to go, as he was throwing down in warm ups. In his first 8 minutes of play, he scored 8 points.
The Mavs went into the half with a 10-point, 57-47 lead over the Celtics.
Kyrie Irving 12 points
Jayson Tatum 10 points, 7 rebounds
Al Horford 7 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists
Shane Larkin 8 points
Dennis Smith Jr 12 points
Dirk Nowitzki 9 points
Maxi Kleber 9 points, 4 blocks
Yogi Ferrell 8 points
What a better way to start the final quarter than with a big bang from Theis.
Kyrie Irving 23 points, 5 assists
Jayson Tatum 17 points, 10 rebounds
Al Horford 17 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists
Terry Rozier 12 points, 9 rebounds
Final Score: Celtics 97, Mavericks 90