To Reclaim Their Mojo, Luka and Kyrie Must Cook Against the Celtics

The Boston Celtics defeated the Dallas Mavericks in game 1 of the NBA Finals. The final score was 113-101. The Celtics were able to outdo the Mavericks in this high-paced game. The Mavericks attempted 27 3-pointers during the game, with the Celtics taking 48 points from beyond the arc. The Mavericks were only able to acquire 15 points from 3-pointers. The Mavericks were dominated in this game and it was noticeable from the first quarter. The Celtics were able to continuously draw the defense away from their players by getting downhill, collapsing the defense, and finding clean looks. The Mavericks were known to be a team that relies on its passes and quick gameplay, but they seemed to be stagnant and slow in this game. In the regular season, the Mavericks averaged 16.9 potential assists per game, but in this game, they only acquired 7. While the Mavericks were not pleased with their stagnant and inefficient offensive performance, it is worth noting that they started the previous series in the same way. The question is whether they will be able to get back on track in this game and force the Celtics to reassess their strategy. To be able to do this, Doncic and Irving must be relentless in attacking the basket. They need to make pull-up jumpers against the drop, punish switches, and make the right reads around the rim. This is a challenge for the Mavericks as the Celtics' best lineups do not have any real weak links. The Mavericks cannot solely rely on beautiful body movement; they also need to hunt favorable matchups and get two defenders on the ball. This means that, against a switching defense, they need to hunt favorable matchups and get two defenders on the ball the old-fashioned way. This is easier said than done due to the talent of the Celtics' players. However, if the Mavericks want any chance of catching up in this series, they must make the adjustments. Otherwise, the Celtics will continue to dominate. Overall, the Mavericks must find a way to create clean looks if they want to stand a chance in this series. Otherwise, the Celtics will continue to punish them and take advantage of their slow gameplay. Meanwhile, the Celtics must continue to execute their gameplay and strategies from the first game. This series is far from over, and the Mavericks have the talent to bounce back. Mark Cuban and the Dallas community have faith in their team, and there is no doubt that the Mavericks will come back with a different strategy to tackle the Celtics' defense. This is set to be an exciting series with two talented teams. While the Mavericks must adjust their gameplay, the Celtics must remain vigilant and continue with the same strategy if they want to win this series. Good luck to both teams! Let's see what the next game brings.


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