Irving Struggles Yet Again in Mavericks’ Game 2 Loss to Celtics – Kendrick Perkins Breaks Silence

Dallas, Texas – The Dallas Mavericks suffered a defeat in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, with a final score of 105-98 in Massachusetts. Star player Kyrie Irving struggled for the second consecutive game, posting 16 points, two rebounds, and six assists while shooting 7 for 18 from the field and 0 for 3 from three-point range in 41 minutes of play.

During the game, NBA Champion Kendrick Perkins took to social media to comment on Irving’s performance, garnering over 2,000 likes and 95,000 impressions in less than an hour. Perkins’ post stated, “Kyrie hasn’t made it to The Finals yet.”

Irving, known as the team’s second-best player, had been having a strong postseason but is currently shooting 13 for 37 from the field and 0 for 8 from three-point range across the first two games. The struggles of Irving are particularly notable as All-Star Luka Doncic continues to perform exceptionally well for the Mavericks.

Doncic recorded an impressive stat line in Sunday’s loss, finishing with 32 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists, and four steals while shooting 12 for 21 from the field and 4 for 9 from beyond the arc in 42 minutes of play. On the other side, the Celtics were led by Jrue Holiday, who contributed 26 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block while shooting 11 for 14 from the field and 2 for 4 from three-point range.

With the Mavericks now trailing 2-0 in the series, the focus shifts to Games 3 and 4, which will be held in Dallas. Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday evening, offering the Mavericks a chance to turn the tide in their favor.