• Scores 21 points in Game 4 victory
    Irving accumulated 21 points (10-18 FG, 1-6 3Pt), four rebounds and six assists over 31 minutes during Friday's 122-84 win over the Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Luka Doncic was the best player for the Mavericks in this Game 4 victory, but Irving posted a strong line as well. The veteran floor general reached the 20-point plateau for the second consecutive contest, and he'll need to be at his best if the Mavericks want to pull off the upset in Game 5 of the series Monday. Irving is averaging 21.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in the series. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Scores 29 despite shooting woes
    Doncic accumulated 29 points (12-26 FG, 0-8 3Pt, 5-7 FT), five rebounds, five assists and three steals over 33 minutes during Friday's 122-84 win over Boston in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Doncic had another rough showing from a shooting perspective, needing 26 shots to score 29 points and missing all eight of his three-point attempts, but he still led Dallas in scoring as the Mavericks kept themselves alive for at least one more game. Doncic has surpassed the 25-point mark in 11 consecutive games during the current playoff run and is expected to play a prominent role for the Mavericks in Game 5 of the series Monday, as he'll probably have to lead the team again if the Mavericks are to pull off an upset at TD Garden. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 9:10 pm
  • Jrue Holiday commits five turnovers in Game 4 rout
    Jrue Holiday logged 29 minutes in Friday’s 122-84 loss to Dallas, tallying 10 points (4-of-10 FGs), three rebounds, two assists, one block, and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: Like many of his teammates, Holiday had a brutal night in Dallas. While the shooting numbers were respectable, the veteran guard was responsible for a team-high five turnovers. Holiday did not commit a single turnover in the series’ first three games. While he wasn’t as secure with the basketball as in prior games, Dallas deserves some credit for its improved effort on the defensive end of the floor. Backcourt partner Derrick White also struggled in Game 4, finishing with six points (2-of-8 FGs), four rebounds, one assist, and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes. Game 5 is on Monday in Boston. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:06 pm
  • Kyrie Irving tallies 21 points in Game 4 blowout
    Kyrie Irving played 31 minutes in Friday’s 122-84 win over Boston, amassing 21 points (10-of-18 FGs), four rebounds, six assists, and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: Game 4 was the first time in this series that Irving has shot 50% or better from the field and made nine of his 12 2-point attempts. Outside of Game 3, when he shot 4-of-6, the 3-point accuracy has not been there for Kyrie. In Games 1, 2, and 4, he was a combined 1-of-14, well below his mark for the postseason (40.5%). Irving struggled mightily in the first two games of the NBA Finals, played in Boston. He’ll look to put forth a better effort when the series returns to Beantown for Game 5 on Monday. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:03 pm
  • Luka Doncic scores 29 despite off night from three
    Luka Doncic shot 12-of-26 from the field and 5-of-7 from the foul line in Friday’s 122-84 win over the Celtics, accounting for 29 points, five rebounds, five assists, and three steals in 33 minutes.

    Advice: After receiving significant criticism for his play in the aftermath of Dallas’ Game 3 loss on Wednesday, Doncic was better in Game 4. He scored 25 points in the first half, becoming the third-youngest player to score at least 25 or more in the first half of an NBA Finals game. The only two players ahead of Luka on that list are Kyrie Irving (2017) and Hakeem Olajuwon (1986). Doncic missed all eight of his 3-point attempts, but he was nearly unstoppable inside the arc and only committed one turnover. Game 5 is on Monday night in Boston. Rotoworld Yesterday, 8:02 pm
  • Luka Doncic (chest) available for Game 4 Friday
    Luka Doncic (thoracic contusion) is available for Friday’s game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Doncic was initially probable for Game 4, so the status upgrade was expected. The Mavericks star was limited to 38 minutes in Wednesday’s Game 3 defeat due to foul trouble, as he was disqualified with a little under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. With Dallas’ season on the line, look for Doncic to be at his best. Rotoworld Yesterday, 4:01 pm
  • Set to play Friday
    Doncic (thoracic contusion) is available for Friday's Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Celtics.

    Advice: Doncic has been upgraded from probable to available Friday despite dealing with a thoracic contusion. The superstar guard is averaging 29.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.3 steals in 39.3 minutes across the first three games of the NBA Finals. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 3:55 pm
  • Fischer: League expects CLE to re-sign Mitchell
    According to Yahoo Sports’ Donovan Mitchell, the expectation across the league is that Donovan Mitchell will sign a contract extension with the Cavaliers this summer.

    Advice: Mitchell can sign an extension this summer, and Cleveland must get something done. Given how much the franchise gave up in acquiring him from the Jazz in 2022, the last thing the Cavaliers need is to have Mitchell going into the final season of his contract without a deal. According to Fischer, the feeling across the league is that the two sides will get something done, locking in Mitchell as a cornerstone for a team that hopes to contend in the East. Rotoworld Thursday, 5:25 pm
  • Probable for Game 4
    Doncic (thoracic contusion) is probable for Friday's Game 4 matchup with the Celtics.

    Advice: Doncic is a bit banged up at the moment, but there's almost no way that he'll be sitting out a potential elimination game in the Finals. Expect to get official confirmation on his status closer to Friday's tip. Rotowire.com Thursday, 4:07 pm