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Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Game 1: How to watch, TV channel, streaming, start time, injury report and stats

The 2024 NBA Finals are here, and the Dallas Mavericks are traveling north to face the Boston Celtics in Game 1.

The Celtics were among the outright favorites all season long and have lost just twice in the playoffs entering the Finals. Boston went 64-18 in the regular season with an offensive approach based on taking - and making - lots of three-point shots.

The Mavericks are much more of a surprise, having entered the postseason as the fifth seed in the Western Conference and beating the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Timberwolves to get to the Finals.

How to watch Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Game 1, TV channel and streaming

The Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals will be broadcast on ABC, which can be viewed through linear or cable TV. The game can be streamed on ESPN+ or live TV streaming apps such as YouTubeTV or FuboTV.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 start time, date and venue

Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics is scheduled to tip off at 8:30 PM ET/7:30 PM CT on Thursday, June 6 with the game taking place at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 injury report

Dallas Mavericks: Olivier-Maxence Prosper - ankle, out; Greg Brown III - personal, out

Boston Celtics: Kristaps Porzingis - calf, probable; Luke Kornet - wrist, probable

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 predicted lineups

Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., PJ Washington, Daniel Gafford

Boston Celtics: Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Kristaps Porzingis

Read the latest betting picks, predictions, odds and player props for Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Game 1.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics Game 1 stats

  • Boston has won six of the last 10 games between these two teams, and the Celtics went 2-0 over the Dallas Mavericks in the 2024 regular season series.
  • The Over has hit in four of the last five games for both teams.
  • Dallas guard Luka Doncic leads all Mavericks and Celtics players in points per game in these playoffs at 28.8, followed by Celtics forwards Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown at 26.0 and 25.0 points per game respectively.
  • Boston is averaging 111.4 points per game this postseason while Dallas is averaging 107.9.
  • Dallas' defense has held opponents to 44.5 percent field goal shooting this postseason, while Boston's opponents have shot 46.7 percent against the Celtics.
  • The Mavs have blocked 6.2 shots per game in these playoffs while the Celtics average 5.4 blocked shots, although Boston has had its top rim protector Kristaps Porzingis in just four games.
  • Mavericks center Daniel Gafford has allowed opponents to shoot 41.1 percent as the closest defender, one of the best individual defensive field goal percentages this postseason.
  • Mavs center Dereck Lively allows a 43.5 percent defensive field goal percentage, which dips to 42.7 percent on shots taken less than six feet from the hoop.
  • Boston's net rating this postseason is +10.8 while Dallas' is +4.4.
  • Boston and Dallas play at near identical paces of 92.0 and 92.4 possessions per team per game this postseason, respectively.

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