The biggest questions from Game 2 of this Celtics-Mavericks NBA Finals

 

 

 

The Boston Celtics took a 2-0 lead over the Dallas Mavericks after an exciting back-and-forth Game 2 in Boston, and now history is on their side. Teams leading 2-0 in the Finals are 31-5 all-time, and the Celtics have a 43-1 series record when leading a best-of-7 2-0 (their only loss was in the 2018 East finals).

Now the Mavericks will head to American Airlines Center for Games 3 and 4, where they are 5-3 so far during these playoffs.

After a slow start in the series opener, the Mavericks came out firing in Game 2, taking a 13-6 lead in the first quarter, their largest lead of the night before Boston took the lead in the second quarter.

Luka Doncic finished with 32 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds, marking his seventh triple-double this postseason — he’s now tied for the second most in NBA playoff history. But his eight turnovers marred Dallas’ efforts to tie the series as the Mavericks will look to bounce back Wednesday in Game 3 (8:30 p.m. ET, ABC).

Can Dallas make this a series? What were some of the biggest adjustments in Game 2? Our NBA insiders answer the biggest questions coming out of Game 2.

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