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Celtics make history with Game 4 loss to Mavericks

Celtics suffer worst loss in NBA Finals history with Mavericks dominating Game 4. Can Boston bounce back in Game 5?

The Boston Celtics faced a historic defeat in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks dominated the game, leading by a staggering 48 points in their 122-84 victory. While the Celtics narrowly avoided the worst loss in NBA Finals history, thanks to some late layups by Payton Pritchard, their 38-point defeat still ranks as the third worst in Finals history.

Coach Joe Mazzulla credited the Mavericks for their outstanding performance, noting their balanced play, energy, and physicality. Despite the tough loss, Mazzulla acknowledged the greatness of the Dallas team and the lessons that can be learned from the game.

The Celtics also suffered their worst franchise loss in Finals history, marking only the sixth time in franchise history that they have lost by 20 or more points in the NBA Finals. However, history shows that Boston has a strong record of bouncing back from such defeats, with a 5-1 record in the following games. Jaylen Brown is optimistic about a similar bounce back in Game 5.

Brown emphasized the importance of learning from the defeat, staying composed, and approaching the next game with a positive mindset. He acknowledged the challenge ahead but remained confident in the team's ability to regroup and perform better in the next game.

The Celtics will have another opportunity to secure a potential title clincher in Game 5 at TD Garden on Monday night. The team is focused on redemption and is determined to come back stronger in the upcoming game.

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