Despite the Dallas Mavericks trailing 0-2 in the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, head coach Jason Kidd maintains an optimistic outlook, emphasizing his team’s resilience and belief.

“We’re not down. We’re positive. This is a group that believes. We didn’t get an opportunity to get a split or win two here on the road. So now Boston held serve, now we got to go home and hold serve,” Kidd said.

In a closely contested battle, the Celtics capitalized on Jrue Holiday’s standout performance, supported by crucial contributions from Derrick White, Jayson Tatum, and Jaylen Brown.

Despite Luka Doncic’s triple-double, the Mavericks couldn’t secure victory, highlighting the Celtics’ depth and resilience.

With the series shifting to Dallas for Games 3 and 4, the Mavericks remain determined to capitalize on home-court advantage and turn the tide in their favor.