Can Dallas Mavericks overcome the 0-2 deficit in the 2024 NBA Finals?


Tainan, Taiwan – NBA Finals between Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics game 3 will be held in American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas on June 13,2024 at 8:30am (Taipei, Time).

Can Dallas Mavericks overcome the 0-2 deficit in the 2024 NBA Finals?

Dallas Mavericks had a 0-2 disadvantage against the Boston Celtics, but tomorrow will be different for Dallas Mavericks as they play on their home floor at American Airlines Center, since capturing their first NBA Title in 2011, Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 29 points in game 5 to extend the led to 3-2 and won the NBA title in game 6.

Can Luka Dončić turns this scenario he averages 31 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Could Kyrie Erving become the EX factor in the next games, Erving only average 14.5 points per game.

Dallas is now in the opposite side

Remember the Dallas Mavericks won the first 2 games in 2006 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat,Dirk Nowitzki in that series average 22.8 points per game, 10.8 rebounds per game but loss against the Miami Heat led by Dwayne Wade who average 34.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

Only 5 Teams overcome the 0-2 deficit

Boston Celtics (1969)

Boston Celtics become the first NBA Champion to overcome from 0-2 in the Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1969. John Havlicek and Sam Jones led the Boston Celtics with 28.3 and 18.7 points per games. Jerry West led the Los Angeles Lakers with 37.9 points per game who become the NBA logo until this time.

Portland Trail Blazers(1977)

Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in 6 games after being down 0-2. Maurice Lucas and Bill Walton average double-double in the series with 19.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 18.5 points, 19 rebounds per game respectively.

Miami Heat (2006)

After being down 0-2 with an average of -12 point differential per game in the loss, Miami Heat find a rhythm in the next 4 games with an average of +7.5 point differential to win the NBA Title. Dwayne Wade average in the series is 34.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, while Dirk Nowitzki on the other hand, average double-double with 22.8 points and 10.8 rebounds.

Cleveland Cavaliers (2016)

Cleveland Cavaliers becomes the 4th team to overcome from 0-2 deficit and the first team to overcome from 1-3 deficit in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. LeBron James led the first title of Cleveland Cavaliers, he averages in the series with almost triple-double with 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson powered Golden State Warriors with 22.6 and 19.6 points per game.

Milwaukee Bucks (2021)

Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns and become the 5th team to overcome from 0-2 deficit. Giannis Antetokounmpo delivered a 50 points and 14 rebounds performance in game 6 to seal the first NBA Title for the Milwaukee Bucks. Giannis Antetokounmpo average 35.2 points and 13.2 rebounds in the series.

Devin Booker and Chris Paul led the Phoenix Suns with 28.2 points and 21.8 points per game respectively.

As I wrote this article, I heard and read some articles about the passing of an NBA legend and the founder of NBA logo Jerry West, condolence to the Family and the whole NBA Family.

source: basketball-reference

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