Dallas Mavericks facing the Celtics in Boston will give them a playoff feel

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks will get a playoff feel from the Celtics because both teams are hot

Boston has played like an elite team since back-to-back losses in late January. They have won 18 of 21, including blowout victories over the Heat, Hawks, Grizzlies, Nuggets, and Nets. Jayson Tatum is playing his best basketball as the entire team has stepped up to fuel their incredible run.

The Dallas Mavericks have one the best records in the league since the calendar flipped to 2022. Luka Doncic is in shape and hungry to take his game to another level. He is working on another offensive weapon as he has led Dallas to a 24-8 mark.

The atmosphere inside the TD Garden will be electric for a Sunday afternoon game that will air on ABC. Both teams are scorching and plan on maintaining it through their matchup. Luka and Jayson Tatum are both playing outstanding basketball right now, and that matchup alone will be worth the price of admission as both teams expect to win.

The Mavericks are sixth in defensive rating on the season, but can they slow down the Celtics offense. Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart can all create and exploit mismatches. Dallas is playing well, and they need to continue it if they want to pick up the win.