Dallas faces another must-win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals

Dallas faces another must-win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals

The Dallas Mavericks need to make NBA history to take home another title.

They took the first step in the historic climb on Friday, beating the Boston Celtics in Game 4 for the Mavs’ first victory in the NBA Finals.

This 3-1 series now moves to Boston for Game 5, and a simple proposition: by the end of the night, the Boston Celtics will be NBA champions, or the Finals will suddenly look very interesting at 3-2 heading into Dallas.

Follow below for live updates, photos, reactions and more from Game 5 of the Finals:

Pregame updates

Read before the game

– Dereck Lively II’s resurgence keeps Mavericks alive in the NBA Finals

— Mavericks’ Kyrie Irving faces elimination and must battle his “self-doubt” in Game 5

— Mavericks could expect a successful Game 5: ‘As the series goes on, they’ll get better’

—Tim Hardaway Jr. and Daniel Gafford say if Mavs play ‘desperately’ they can make history

– Why the task of Mavericks versus Celtics should not be considered Mission Impossible

— Like ‘Matrix’ vs. LeBron James in 2011, Mavs’ Derrick Jones Jr. gave Jayson Tatum fits

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