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Jason Kidd Sends A Strong Message About Mavericks Ahead Of Game 2

Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd speaks to the media during the 2024 NBA Finals Media Day at TD Garden on June 05, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts.
(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


The Dallas Mavericks had a tough time in Game 1, and they didn’t leave the best impression there.

Despite being well rested, they were often late on helps, struggled to get back on defense, and their offense turned stagnant, predictable, and iso-heavy.

Of course, plenty of that had to do with the Boston Celtics.

Joe Mazzulla’s gameplan worked out perfectly, and they deserve plenty of credit for being able to shut down Luka Doncic’s and Kyrie Irving’s playmaking.

Nonetheless, even though they didn’t look well at all, Jason Kidd isn’t ready to panic.

Talking about adjustments ahead of Game 2, the former NBA champion claimed that there was never panic with this group (via NBA TV).

“There’s no panic with this group"

Coach Kidd on Mavs' mindset heading into Game 2

— NBA TV (@NBATV) June 8, 2024

He argued that the players fought hard and were able to cut down the lead to eight points, which proved that they could compete and keep up with them.

He also stated that they played the same way vs. the Los Angeles Clippers and also struggled to close things out early, but they managed to storm right back in Game 2 on the road.

The Mavericks have more than enough resources to overcome this and make this a long series, even if the Celtics are the most stacked team in the league.

Losing by 1 is the same as losing by 19, so they just need to flush that one down the toilet, regroup, and execute better going forward.

They must be more physical and show more pride on both ends of the floor, but there’s still plenty of basketball to be played.

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