3 Duds, 2 studs from Mavericks' brutal Game 1 loss to Celtics

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, P.J. Washington
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, P.J. Washington / Adam Glanzman/GettyImages
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2. Stud - Luka Doncic

The Dallas Mavericks struggled to score options on Thursday. The team shot 25.9 percent from the 3-point line and failed to get things going. The Mavs scored 20 points in the first quarter, struggling to match the Celtics' energy.

Aside from Luka Doncic, Dallas struggled to find offensive production from its other players. Only three other Mavericks scored double-digit points.

The issue was that no one outside of Luka scored above 15 points. P.J. Washington was the team's second-leading scorer with 14 points. Jaden Hardy trailed behind him with 13 points, although most of his points came in garbage time.

Luka Doncic was the team's leading scorer with 30 points. He shot 46 percent from the field and had a double-double with 10 rebounds. Doncic also contributed with two steals.

It's no question Doncic was the best player on the court Thursday. His 30 points were the most by any player on both teams.

The problem was his supporting cast failed to offer Doncic any support.

Now, this isn't saying Doncic is perfect either. The Mavs guard had four turnovers and struggled to get past the Celtics defenders. His 3-point jumper also wasn't falling, as he shot 4-12 from downtown.

He also showed signs of pain, as he looked bothered by his knee injury at times.

If Doncic and the Mavs can bounce back and win the Finals, Luka might become the greatest Maverick ever.