Hey, we noticed you're in Canada but are currently viewing our US site. Would you like us to take you to the Canadian site, or do you want to stay on the US site?
Picking up what we're putting down? We thought you might be. Sign up for our free 4x-weekly newsletter to get "the gist" of what's going on in the sports world in less than 5 minutes.
Skip to Content

NBA Conference Finals: Mavs avoid sweep

Basketball

May 25, 2022
SOURCE: TOM PENNINGTON/GETTY IMAGES
SOURCE: TOM PENNINGTON/GETTY IMAGES

The GIST: Put those brooms away — the No. 4 Dallas Mavericks avoided what would've been an embarrassing series sweep last night, ensuring there’ll be (at least) a Game 5 in each Conference Finals battle. Lucky us.

Western Conference: Led by 30 points from superstar Luka Doncic and cheered on by their hometown crowd, the Mavs defeated the No. 3 Golden State Warriors 119–109 to avoid elimination and bring the series to 3-1.

  • But it’ll be tough to fend off Steph Curry and the Warriors for long — no team has rallied from a 3-0 deficit in NBA playoff history and the series is heading to San Francisco for tomorrow’s 9 p.m. ET Game 5. Eat your Lucky Charms, Dallas fans.

Eastern Conference: In another bizarre result from this now tied series of unfortunate events, the No. 2 Boston Celtics routed the No. 1 Miami Heat 102–82 in Monday’s Game 4. How peculiar was it? The Heat had one point through the first eight minutes, the fewest points through the first eight minutes of a playoff game in the last 25 years.

  • Now the series shifts back to Miami for tonight’s crucial 8:30 p.m. ET matchup, where injuries could once again be a major factor.
  • Five Heat players (including stars Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro) are questionable to play tonight while the Celtics could be without starters Marcus Smart and Rob Williams III. Ugh.