DALLAS – Luka Doncic hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining – the Dallas sensation’s second go-ahead 3 in the final minute – and the Mavericks avoided a fourth-quarter collapse in a 110-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
The Mavericks won for the seventh time in nine games to get back to.500 for the first time in almost a month while dropping the Celtics below the break-even mark for the first time since the third game of the season.
Celtics: Brown and Tatum are just the second pair of under-25 Boston teammates to make the All-Star Game, joining Bob Cousy and Ed Macauley. A late first-quarter bucket by Jalen Brunson was changed from a 2 to a 3 before the start of the second, expanding the Dallas lead to 34-31.
The Mavericks had their biggest crowd since they started allowing fans Feb. 8.