The Boston Celtics lost their second straight game Wednesday night as they were unable to complete the 23-point comeback vs. Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks.
Doncic continued his stellar season with 36 points on 11-for-15 shooting (7-for-11 from 3). Jalen Brunson and Kristaps Porzingis also did damage for the Mavs with 21 and 19 points respectively.
Not much went right offensively for the Celtics until it was too late, but Jaylen Brown was a bright spot in his return to the lineup with 24 points. Jayson Tatum added 25 points and nine rebounds. The C's struggled from 3 in this one as they shot only 23.4 percent from beyond the arc.
Here's a complete recap of Boston's loss:
FINAL SCORE: Mavericks 113, Celtics 108
CELTICS' RECORD: 23-25
Celtics vs. Mavericks highlights
Marcus Smart swats one away:
Evan Fournier's first bucket as a Celtic:
Jaylen Brown with the steal and the finish:
Brown from downtown:
Smart --> Luke Kornet
Kemba Walker with the clutch and-1:
Tatum steals it and slams it:
Luka Doncic doing Luka Doncic things:
Tatum's steal and Smart's finish cuts it to two:
Friday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. ET vs. Houston Rockets