• Luka Doncic (chest) probable for Game 3 Wednesday
    Luka Doncic (thoracic contusion) is probable for Wednesday’s game against the Celtics.

    Advice: Doncic is back on the Mavericks’ injury report, but two previously listed injuries were removed by the team. The left ankle soreness and right knee sprain are gone, with the thoracic contusion remaining. Either way, look for Doncic to play at least 40 minutes as the Mavericks aim to cut the Celtics’ 2-0 series lead in half. Rotoworld Yesterday, 2:44 pm
  • Probable ahead of Game 3
    Doncic (chest) is probable for Game 3 of the NBA Finals versus the Celtics on Wednesday but said Tuesday during media availability that he "feels good" ahead of Game 3, Jay King of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Doncic has been a mainstay on the injury report but has not missed a postseason game yet, averaging 29.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.8 steals across 19 playoff games. The All-Star has dealt with a right knee sprain, left ankle soreness, and most recently, a thoracic contusion that required a pain-killing injection before Game 2. Doncic was stellar in Sunday's 105-98 Game 2 loss to Boston, racking up 32 points (12-21 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-8 FT), 11 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals across 42 minutes. The 25-year-old will look to lead the Mavericks to their first win of the series in Dallas after dropping the first two games on the road. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 2:32 pm
  • Needed injection before Game 2
    Doncic received a pain-killing injection Sunday before the Mavericks' 105-98 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA Finals to numb the area surrounding his thoracic contusion, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

    Advice: Doncic has been a mainstay on the injury report throughout the postseason, dealing with a right knee sprain, left ankle soreness and now a thoracic contusion. However, none of the injuries stopped him from playing in Game 2, and he put up a triple-double with 32 points (12-21 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-8 FT), 11 rebounds, 11 assists to go along with four steals across 42 minutes in the Mavericks' 105-98 loss. Doncic will likely receive the same injection ahead of Game 3, as the Mavericks look to win their first game of the series in Dallas on Wednesday. Rotowire.com Yesterday, 11:15 am
  • Goes for 26-point double-double
    Holiday logged 26 points (11-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal across 41 minutes during Sunday's 105-98 win over the Mavericks in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Jayson Tatum had a rough showing from the field, so Holiday stepped up offensively and led the Celtics in scoring while also recording solid contributions in other categories, most notably grabbing a playoff-high mark in rebounds. Holiday has surpassed the 20-point mark in just two of his last six playoff appearances, but he compensates for that lack of scoring production with solid contributions in other categories and elite defense. Rotowire.com Sunday, 8:41 pm
  • Stuffs stat sheet in Game 2 victory
    Brown provided 21 points (8-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 42 minutes during Sunday's 105-98 victory over the Mavericks in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Brown struggled a bit with his shot from three-point range, but other than that, he delivered his usual stat-filling performance while also operating as one of Boston's go-to players on offense. Brown has been on a tear of late, scoring 20-plus points in six straight playoff appearances while also contributing on the defensive end. Over that six-game stretch, Brown has averaged 27.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals per contest. Rotowire.com Sunday, 8:38 pm
  • Makes clutch block in Game 2 win
    White finished Sunday's 105-98 win over the Mavericks in Game 2 of the NBA Finals with 18 points (6-15 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals in 38 minutes.

    Advice: White will grab most of the headlines following this Game 2 win due to a game-saving block in the dying stages of the fourth quarter when the Mavericks were inching closer to mounting a comeback, and he also made some clutch buckets in the second half every time Dallas posed a threat. White will rarely carry the Celtics on offense, but the little things he does on both ends of the court are essential for the Celtics to be two games away from winning the NBA title. White's versatility and excellent three-point stroke make him a strong fantasy play across all formats. Rotowire.com Sunday, 8:34 pm
  • Scores 16 points Sunday
    Irving accumulated 16 points (7-18 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds and six assists over 41 minutes during Sunday's 105-98 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Irving improved his shooting percentages and his overall stat line compared to the series opener, but the result was the same, and the Mavericks are now down by two games in the NBA Finals. Irving has had a rough time dealing with the Celtics' suffocating defense, as Boston has alternated between Jaylen Brown, Jrue Holiday and Derrick White against Irving, and those mismatches have limited his efficiency. Irving has now failed to reach the 20-point mark in three of his last four playoff appearances, and he'll aim to bounce back in Game 3 on Wednesday. Rotowire.com Sunday, 8:31 pm
  • Triple-doubles in Game 2 loss
    Doncic amassed 32 points (12-21 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-8 FT), 11 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals over 42 minutes during Sunday's 105-98 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

    Advice: Doncic recorded his third triple-double across his last six playoff appearances. Still, the star guard was uncomfortable all game long, as he was seen arguing with officials and wasn't happy about a few calls against him. Despite the team's overall struggles and the fact the Mavericks are now 0-2 in the series, Doncic remains a dominant player in all fantasy formats. While he's likely to land on the injury report before Game 3 on Wednesday, it seems unlikely that he'll miss a game, especially with the Mavericks trailing in the series. Rotowire.com Sunday, 8:29 pm
  • Kyrie Irving struggles again, finishes with 16 PTS
    Kyrie Irving finished Sunday’s 105-98 loss to the Celtics with 16 points (7-of-18 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs), two rebounds, and six assists in 41 minutes.

    Advice: After shooting 6-of-19 from the field in Game 1, Irving was slightly more accurate in Game 2. However, Dallas needs more production from him, especially with Luka Doncic continuing to play through multiple injuries. Luka looked worn down during the second half after going off in the first, and this is a spot where one would expect Kyrie to step up. However, he shot 2-of-8 from the field in the second half, scoring six points. Irving has lost his last 12 games against the Celtics, and the Mavericks head home in a 2-0 hole. Game 3 is on Wednesday night. Rotoworld Sunday, 8:10 pm