NBA News & Fantasy Basketball Notes 6/9

5 days ago

Jay Persson

Each day, this column will provide live updates for all NBA news. Enjoy up-to-the-minute alerts for injuries and lineup confirmations. The Key News to Watch section will highlight notable injuries to monitor for the current NBA slate.

Key NBA News to Watch

  • Luka Doncic (back) — In

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Dallas Mavericks News

Confirmed Lineup: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, Derrick Jones Jr., PJ Washington, Daniel Gafford

  • Luka Doncic (back) — In

The Mavs scored a postseason-low 89 points in the Game 1 loss. The team is 5-0 after a defeat so far in the playoffs.

Irving scored just 12 points in his return to Boston and was a team-worst -19. He'll look to bounce back from a disappointing shooting performance, failing to make a single three-pointer. Doncic scored 30 points, accounting for 34% of the team's total points. Both players will have to be heavily involved offensively to even up the series.

Boston Celtics News

Confirmed Lineup: Jrue Holiday, Derrick White, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford

Porzingis returned in Game 1 after missing the previous 10 games with a calf injury. Coach Mazzulla revealed that Porzingis wouldn't have a minutes restriction, but Porzingis played off the bench and logged 21 minutes. He looked healthy with 20 points on 13 shots to go along with three blocks. Porzingis confirmed he'll come off the bench again in Game 2.

The Celtics have still lost just two games during the postseason following Game 1's 18-point victory.