NBA World Reacts to Celtics Taking 2-0 Lead Over Mavs in Finals

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The Boston Celtics have taken a 2-0 lead over the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals after claiming a 105-98 win in Game 2 on Sunday.

Jrue Holiday led Boston in scoring with 26 points to go with 11 rebounds, while Jayson Tatum finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and 12 assists, albeit on 6-22 shooting.

Here’s how NBA Twitter is reacting:

 

Here’s what the players themselves had to say after the game.

KYRIE IRVING 

“A lot of shots were hitting the back rim. That could piss you off as a competitor, but it’s all part of the game of basketball. And you have to accept the ups and downs of this. That’s, I would say, the toughest challenge when you’re in a series. You want to play extremely well, especially when you’re playing in a Finals… A little disappointed in myself not being able to convert a lot more on my opportunities that I have in the lane. Obviously, I’m going against Jrue Holiday and Jaylen Brown a few times, but I feel like I have the upper edge on certain possessions where I’ve just got to convert.”

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LUKA DONCIC 

“I think my turnovers and my missed free throws cost us the game. So, I’ve got to do way better in those two categories. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got to make shots to win the game.”

JASON KIDD 

“He had great looks. They just didn’t go down,” Kidd said of Irving. “That’s just the game of basketball. Sometimes you make them. Sometimes you don’t. You continue to keep playing.”

“He was great,” Kidd said of Doncic. “No matter what he says, that’s just who he is. He’s a leader. It’s not all on him. It’s a team. We win as a team, and we lose as a team. So, he put us in a position. He was really good tonight. Unfortunately, we just couldn’t get over the hump. I thought our defense was really, really good. We’ve just got to take care of the ball.”

JOE MAZZULLA 

“I’m really tired of hearing about one guy or this guy or that guy and everybody trying to make it out to be anything other than Celtic basketball. Everybody that stepped on that court today made winning plays on both ends of the floor.”

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