6 Reasons the Mavericks will make history and defeat Celtics in Finals

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On Friday night, the Dallas Mavericks took a small step towards making history against the Boston Celtics as they defeated them 122-84 to avoid a sweep and force a Game 5.

No team has ever come back after being down 0-3, and seemingly the entire Mavs roster understands the exact position the team is in. Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic's strong belief in this team has rubbed off on those around them, and they are going to fight until the end.

Friday night's win doesn't guarantee a full comeback by any means, but it does make things harder on the Celtics in Game 5.

6 Reasons the Mavericks will make history and defeat Celtics in Finals

If the Celtics drop another game, the Mavericks will be coming back home with a chance to force a Game 7. Boston likely wants to avoid that at all costs, and a Mavs Game 5 win would make things extremely interesting.

Doncic must continue to stay even-keel with the way he treats officials as we saw in his spectacular Game 4 performance, and he has all of the support from Mavs fans as he tries to lead a historic comeback.

Coming back from a 0-3 series deficit to win the Finals will nearly be impossible, but there are some reasons to believe Dallas can do it.

Here are six reasons the Dallas Mavericks could make history against the Boston Celtics and come back from the 0-3 hole they were once in and win the NBA Finals.

6. Belief from Mavericks' leaders is at an all-time high

In the playoffs, teams lean on their leaders more than they ever have before. The playoffs reveal a team's true colors, and Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving have both stepped up as leaders in the playoffs.

Both of their growth as leaders is a big reason that the Mavs have made it this far, and the belief from Irving and Doncic is at an all-time high. Both players understand that it is going to be an uphill battle to take down the powerful Boston Celtics, but they also don't think it's impossible.

Doncic, in particular, has been one to instill belief into the fanbase even at the toughest times, and it has paid off for him in the past. Whether it's his "everybody act tough when they up" viral quote from the 2022 NBA Playoffs or him speaking confidently about Dallas' chances in every playoff series they've won so far, he continues to prove that he is built for this moment.

When your superstars believe you can make history, everyone else follows suit. As proven by this entire playoff run, the Mavs will go as far as Doncic and Irving take them, and their genuine belief that they can make history in this series could help Dallas continue to make things interesting and strike some fear into the Celtics' hearts.