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Game Recap: Celtics 105, Mavericks 98

The Celtics defeated the Mavericks, 105-98, in Game 2 of the 2024 NBA Finals Presented by YouTube TV, to take a 2-0 series lead. Jrue Holiday led the Celtics with 26 points (11-14 FG) and 11 rebounds while Jaylen Brown added 21 points and seven assists. Jayson Tatum (18 points on 6-22 FG, 12 assists, nine rebounds) and Derrick White (18 points, five rebounds) totaled 36 points for Boston. The Celtics had 29 assists on 38 FGM in this game. Luka Doncic led the Mavericks with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists while P.J. Washington (17 points, seven rebounds) and Kyrie Irving (16 points, six assists) totaled 33 points. Game 3 will take place in Dallas on Wednesday, June 12 (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN).