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

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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4. Mavericks’ buy in and belief in Jason Kidd is unbreakable

One of the most important parts of the NBA Playoffs is belief in your head coach and belief in what he is preaching. A strong bond and belief in the head coach can lead to the team making a deep playoff run like we’re seeing right now with the Dallas Mavericks, and a lack of belief can lead to a dumpster fire as we saw with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cavaliers former head coach J.B. Bickerstaff lost the locker room, and they couldn’t even win a singular playoff series with him at the helm.

The Mavericks don’t have that problem with Jason Kidd, and his players’ belief in what he is preaching is always high. His players trust him, and Kidd is always the first one to defend his players. That isn’t always common with head coaches, and Kidd’s oneness with his team has helped the Mavs make it this far.

After the Game 4 win, Kyrie Irving showed love to Kidd and how he stood up for Luka Doncic amid all of the criticism about his defense, and a fully bought-in Mavericks team could make things tough on the Boston Celtics in Game 5.

No head coach is perfect, and Kidd’s excellence throughout these playoffs has been a major reason that they have performed so well over the last three months. If Kidd can have his defense playing like it was in Game 4 again in Game 5, watch out Boston.