NBA Finals LIVE: Celtics on brink of 16-year first as rivals look to avoid humiliating sweep

    The Boston Celtics have the chance to win its first championship since 2008 as they taken on the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

    The Celtics have dominated the series against the Mavericks and hold a 3-0 series lead and are one game away from a stunning sweep.

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    They will also be bolstered by the inclusion of Kristaps Porzingis, who had missed Game 3 with injury but is available to play as Boston looks to wrap up the series and the title.

    However, Dallas will have the backing of a home crowd as they look to take the series back to Boston for game five.

    Should Boston go on to sweep the Mavericks, it would be the first series sweep in the NBA Finals since the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 4-0 in the 2018 championship series.

    Prior to that, a sweep had not occurred since the San Antonio Spurs accomplished the feat in 2007 when they beat the Cavaliers.

    Tatum has been in fine form for the Celtics in the NBA Finals. (Photo by Peter Casey – Pool/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images


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    The Celtics have been incredibly dominant in this year’s NBA Finals series as star duo Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown deliver on the big stage, scoring 31 and 30 points respectively in Boston’s 106-99 Game 3 win.

    “Even now, up 3-0, nobody is celebrating or anything,” Tatum said on Friday.

    “We still feel like there’s a lot more that we can do. There’s a lot more that we want to do.

    “I think from our experiences over the past couple of years, the thing that we’ve really gotten a lot better at is not relaxing, not being complacent.”

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