5 reasons the Boston Celtics will beat the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals

An All-Star big man returning on the grandest stage and just more urgency for the Boston Celtics to win it all are just some of the reasons, the Celtics will beat the Mavs.
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No. 3: Who will guard Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown?

The Boston Celtics have multiple solutions to combat the electric duo of Irving and Doncic, but I do not see anyone who can stop or contain the Jays. Tatum averaged 35 points in two games against the Mavs this season. One featured Derrick Jones Jr as the primary defender while the other featured PJ Washington, and neither caused a crinkle in his game. Brown averaged 29 points per game and got the better of much slower and exhausted Doncic during these outings and a mismatch against the shorter Kyrie.

Players like DJJ and PJ Washington have been outstanding defensively these playoffs but they have not faced the quality of wings that are the Jays. Without a definitive solution to Boston's top two scorers, this could be a quicker series than most anticipate. Both players have also increased their play as of late coming off their best series yet as a duo.