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Boston Celtics were emphatic as they showed no mercy crushing the Mavs in the opening Game of the best of seven series on Thursday night with a 89-107 win.

Jaylen Brown scored 22 points, with Latvian star Kristaps Porzingis back on court after missing ten games with the 28-year-old making an immediate impact off the bench adding 20 on his comeback.

The seven foot tall Porzingis had been sidelined since April 29, added six rebounds and three blocks in 21 minutes.

Boston (United States), 07/06/2024.- Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis reacts after shooting a three point basket against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of the NBA Finals game one between the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 06 June 2024. (Baloncesto) EFE/EPA/CJ GUNTHER SHUTTERSTOCK OUT
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Boston (United States), 07/06/2024.- Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis reacts after shooting a three point basket against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of the NBA Finals game one between the Dallas Mavericks and the Boston Celtics in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 06 June 2024. (Baloncesto) EFE/EPA/CJ GUNTHER SHUTTERSTOCK OUT CJ GUNTHEREFE

“Tonight was affirmation to myself that I’m pretty good,” Porzingis said jokingly. “I’m not perfect but I can play like this and I can add to this team.”

All eyes on Game 2

The Mavs and especially Kyrie Irving will look to bounce back on Sunday night at the TD Garden with the former Celtics player now 0-11 in his past 11 games against the Celtics, a losing streak that he is confident can be broken on Sunday.

 Kyrie Irving #11 of the Dallas Mavericks
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Kyrie Irving #11 of the Dallas MavericksMADDIE MEYERAFP

“Just got to calm our nerves, poise our nerves a little bit and also just be aware of the environment that we’re in,” Irving said. “It’s going to be high intense from who we’re going against. It’s going to be very physical. Some things are going to be called, some things aren’t.

“So I think we got all that experience in Game 1, and we’re looking forward to the challenge in Game 2 to playing better, and being who we have been since post-All-Star break. ... We’re the only two teams playing, so we’re proud of ourselves, but we’re not satisfied.”

Referees for Finals

The NBA Finals officials were recently confirmed by the NBA Referee Operations management team, with officials assessed following each round to determine their progress.

NBA Finals officials

Tony Brothers
Bill Kennedy
James Capers
Courtney Kirkland
Marc Davis
Kevin Scott
Scott Foster
Josh Tiven
John Goble
James Williams
David Guthrie
Zach Zarba

Confirmed Game 2 officials

Chief Crew: Tony Brothers
Referee: John Groble
Umpire: Bill Kennedy
Alternate: Tyler Ford
Replay Centre: Taylor Scott

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