5 Studs from Mavericks' blowout Game 4 win over Celtics

Dallas Mavericks, Dereck Lively II, Luka Doncic
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On Friday night, the Dallas Mavericks took a step towards making history.

No team has ever come back after trailing 0-3 in a playoff series, and the Mavs are three wins away from making it happen as they grabbed a 122-84 win at home in Game 4 to avoid the sweep and force a Game 5.

After Game 3, all seemed doom and gloom, but Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic's positive outlooks on this series helped the team push through.

5 Studs from Mavericks' blowout Game 4 win over Celtics

They never thought they were out of this series, and their confidence combined with their poise in Game 4 helped push Dallas to a win.

The Mavs still have a long way to go if they want to win this series, but Game 4 was a breath of fresh air for the team and fans. All of the negativity coming after Game 3, especially surrounding Doncic's strugglesome defense and complaining to referees entered the backburner on Friday night, and the Mavs have to keep taking things one game at a time.

Here are five studs from the Dallas Mavericks' huge Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics.

5. Stud - Dereck Lively II

Entering Friday night's Game 4, Dallas Mavericks rookie Dereck Lively II was coming off his best game of the NBA Finals. Lively II finished with 11 points and 13 rebounds in Game 3, and he followed it up with another big performance in Game 4.

Lively II finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds, and one steal, and his energy from the opening tip to the final buzzer was infectious for his teammates.

The biggest play of the night for Lively II came in the first half on a Luka Doncic drive. Lively II spotted up in the corner, set up his feet, and drained a right-corner 3-pointer off the catch. This was the first 3-pointer of Lively II's career, and all of the hard work he's put into his shooting finally paid off.

With this made three, Lively II became the youngest player in NBA Finals history to make a 3-pointer, and the stadium erupted when it went in. On the following play, Lively II caught a lob and finished with a slam.

His impact all playoffs long has been phenomenal, and he gets better every single day.