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.
Boston Celtics v Dallas Mavericks
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No. 5: The Boston Celtics are more urgent to win this Championship.

The Mavericks are playing with house money right now. There was no expectation of them reaching the NBA finals this season. The Boston Celtics, on the other hand, have been knocking on this door for the last five seasons. Six of the previous eight conference finals and their second NBA Finals appearance in three years add more fuel to the fire to get Banner 18.

The expectation for these Boston Celtics is an NBA Championship. They have been the Vegas frontrunners all year to get the title since they acquired both Holiday and Porzingis in the offseason last year. I will drop a prediction of the Cs winning this series in six games and I believe Tatum rises to the occasion to get the Finals MVP.