Dallas Mavericks (18-19) vs Boston Celtics (22-15) Live NBA Basketball on JAN 04TH, 2019 08:00 PM EDT at Venue: TD Garden, Boston.
The Boston Celtics have had ups and downs in dealing with injuries and pressures of high expectations. The best game of striker Gordon Hayward may not a better example of this campaign. He will try to make his best game of the season another gem when the Celtics host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.
After scoring 0-0 of 6 in the San Antonio New Year’s loss, Hayward scored the season’s highs with 35 points while shooting 14 of 18 shots in the 115-102 victory on Wednesday. home against Minnesota. “He’s going to do a lot of things because he has a lot to do,” coach Brad Stevens told reporters at Hayward. “I disappointed by the way he shot the ball in San Antonio and he came back to the gym this morning, you could say he was going to play well.” The great effort of Hayward helped Boston to overcome the absence of the leader Kyrie Irving (eye) and the beginning of the game of forwarding Marcus Morris (neck). The Mavericks will try to combine their third win on the road in 19 attempts, a 122-84 win at Charlotte on Wednesday, in their third of four consecutive games.
TV: 8 pm ET, ESPN, FS South West (Dallas), NBCS Boston
Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics: News
THE MAVERICKS (18-19):
Dallas has won three of five wins in a six-game losing streak. The legend of the franchise Dirk Nowitzki begins to give a little more after missing the first two months of the season after ankle surgery. The 40-year-old, who is close to Wilt Chamberlain (31,419) for sixth place on the NBA scoring list, has scored 30 points in 40 minutes in his last four games while scoring 6 points in 13 3 points. . and commit a billing. He was one of nine Mavericks to score at least six points in Wednesday’s win, a group led by Dennis Smith Jr. and Luka Doncic with 18 apiece.
THE CELTICS (22-15):
Hayward admitted that his terrible ankle injury suffered in the first game of the previous season was still problematic, but he could see the light at the end of the tunnel. “Yes, man, I think we’re coming slowly,” Hayward told the media on Wednesday. “As I think my lateral movement is better since the beginning of the season, but I think it’s quite close to where I was, I think vertically I still have a long way to go.” It’s a bit painful now. But I think April and May will be better than today. “Another troublesome reserve, Terry Rozier, was lucky to improve after the injury Irving had 16 points, five assists and five career interceptions against Minnesota.
Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics: Betting Odds
- PG J.J. Barea had 20 points and eight assists to lead the Mavericks to a 113-104 victory over the Celtics at home earlier this season.
- Doncic has an average of 19.5 points and has scored at least 17 times in 10 consecutive games.
- Boston PG Marcus Smart has at least one flight in 22 consecutive games.
Dallas Mavericks vs Boston Celtics: Prediction
Celtics 114, Mavericks 105