DALLAS (Diya TV) – The Boston Celtics are not home-free just yet. The Dallas Mavericks took care of business, winning 122-84 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. It’s the third biggest blowout in Finals history with the Mavs winning by 38. The game was also so lopsided that Dallas now has outscored the Celtics in the series, despite being down 3-1.

The tandem of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving had more than 20 points each with the former reaching nearly 30. But the reserves for Dallas also stepped up. Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. hit five threes in garbage time to give the Mavs some much-needed momentum heading into a pivotal Game 5 in Boston. 

“Our group was ready to go,” Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd said. “They were ready to celebrate and make a stand. We were desperate.”

Before the game started, Kidd predicted to his team that they would return to Boston for a Game 5. Safe to say, the coach’s statement was indeed correct. 

The loss snaps a ten-game win streak for Boston, the longest in franchise history. But with Game 5 looming, the Celtics have another chance to go for gold. On the other side, a Mavs win would start to shift momentum in this series. With a repeat performance of Game 4, anything is possible for this Dallas squad.