On March 14, the Lone Ranger beat the Celtics 95-92 away, ushering in a 2-game winning streak. Doncic 26 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals, Finney-Smith 19 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals, Dinwiddie 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists; the Celtics’ 5-game winning streak ended, Tatum 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 Assists, missed a three-pointer at the last moment; Horford 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks, Smart 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
After the opening, Horford took the lead to score with a hook in the penalty area, Doncic made a long shot against the defense from the outside, Brunson dribbled the ball and made a quick stop mid-range, Brown scored a three-pointer from the bottom corner, and Horford followed up to complete the make-up. In the basket, the Celtics took the lead with a wave of 8-0 spurts. Powell finally made a hemostatic throw. Dinwiddie counterattacked and scored a layup in the frontcourt. After the suspension adjustment, the two sides significantly increased the intensity of confrontation. The noise continued, White threw two points from the free throw line, and the Celtics scored no more points in the last two minutes of this quarter. Doncic used the rhythm change to end the layup. At the end of the first quarter, the Celtics led the Mavericks 20-18.
In the second quarter, neither team had a high shooting rate. Neither team scored in the first two minutes. Bertans scored a three-pointer and finally broke the deadlock. After four minutes of this quarter, the Celtics scored a free throw by Horford. Pritchard made a low-hand layup, Brunson made a free throw in the mid-range, after the suspension adjustment, the Lone Ranger continued to tug at the opponent, but then the hit rate dropped sharply R-Williams followed up and completed the dunk, Tatum The outside shot caused a three-point foul, and the point difference gradually reached double digits. Dinwiddie made a long shot at the buzzer. After halftime, the Celtics led the Mavericks 47-38.
At the start of the second half, Smith received the ball from the outside and scored a three-pointer. Smart made a breakthrough with the ball and hit an emergency stop jumper. Brown made a steal and counterattack and sent a wonderful one-armed dunk. Dinwiddie and Doncic hit the basket one after another to cause damage. The open opportunity hit a long shot. In the first half of this quarter, the two teams started a tug-of-war around the point difference of about ten points. After the suspension adjustment, the situation on the field suddenly changed. Smith made three consecutive three-pointers and sent a dunk. R-Williams was awarded a penalty for dissatisfaction. Eating T, the Lone Ranger quickly achieved a go-ahead with a wave of offensive, and the Horfords were strong in the cracks and scored 2+1. At the end of the third quarter, the Mavericks overtook the Celtics 76-73.
In the last quarter, Pritchard made a long shot from the outside, and R-Williams followed up to complete an alley-oop dunk. The Celtics regained the lead with a 7-0 spurt. After three minutes in this quarter, they walked alone. Xia finally broke the deadlock with a jumper from Brunson. Doncic got the rebound and transported it to the frontcourt to shoot a three-pointer. After that, the two sides failed to score for more than two minutes. After the timeout adjustment, Smith slipped the bottom line and sent a dunk. The next score was 2+1, and the suspense of the game remained until the end. At the critical moment, Dinwiddie hit a long shot, and Smart made a foul from the outside, but the Lone Ranger challenged successfully. Tatum missed the ball and finally walked alone. Xia narrowly beat the Celtics, ending the latter’s five-game winning streak.