Walker gets hot late as Celtics beat Mavs without Hayward

Ross Houston
November 13, 2019

Head to head: This is the first of two meetings.

On the other side, Mavs star Luka Doncic played well throughout the game (he scored a game-high 34 points and dished out a game-high nine assists) and began to both score and facilitate at an even higher level in the second half. The Celtics announced the results during the first quarter of their 116-106 win over the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden.

The Celtics introduced a assertion for the duration of the opening quarter that said Hayward experienced surgical treatment Monday to fix service a fracture in his non-shooting hand. He's been attacking the rim with aggression, just like this exclamation point to close out today's win.

Boston trailed by two right before going on an 11-2 spurt about a 1: 32 extend to go ahead 101-94 with four: 11 to participate in on Walker's three from the right wing.

If he can continue to produce like this on the offensive end for the six weeks that Hayward is out, the Celtics' offence shouldn't skip a beat. "My shot felt good the whole night". He finally got a layup to fall early in the third quarter, but proceeded to miss the final seven shots of the contest. After this poor shooting performance, Tatum is shooting 39.0% from the field and 42.1% from beyond the arc. "We're just going to flush it and move forward".

The Latvian mustered just four points on 1-of-11 shooting, and he wasn't bitter about head coach Rick Carlisle's decision to bench him for the final nine minutes, four seconds of regulation.

Dallas held a one-point lead with just under six minutes to play when Walker took over the game. "We're leaning on him to help us with this season and this run that we're trying to make".

Doncic then started out to consider above, scoring 9 of the Mavericks' 11 factors as they shut to 84-79 at the conclusion of the 3rd quarter. Porzingis is averaging 20.1 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 1.8 assists after missing all of last season while recovering from a torn ACL.

In their first game without Hayward, and a non-existent Jayson Tatum, coach Brad Stevens went deep into his bench, playing 12 out of his 13 active players (everyone except rookie Romeo Langford).

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