Basketball: Dallas just needs one win to reach NBA finals

Dallas is one win away from reaching the NBA finals

Mavericks guards Luka Doncic (l) and Kyrie Irving celebrate the victory. Photo

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The Dallas Mavericks are just one win away from reaching the NBA finals. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are once again convincing.

The Dallas Mavericks are just one win away from reaching the final series of the North American professional basketball league NBA. The team of the still injured Maximilian Kleber won its home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday evening (local time) with 116:107 and now leads the best-of-seven series with 3:0.

The Mavericks can make the decision and secure their title in the Western Conference as early as the fourth game on Tuesday.

Dallas was once again able to rely on its two stars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. Both scored 33 points each, clearly outshining Minnesota’s top players. Anthony Edwards scored 26 points for the Timberwolves. Kleber is missing due to a shoulder injury, but the German professional could possibly step in again if the Texans make it to the final.

“We just say we need one more (win),” Doncic said. “Nothing is done. They have a great team, so nothing is done. We need to get one more, and then once we get one more, we need the rest.”

Dallas last came close to making it to the finals two years ago, but the Mavericks lost to the Golden State Warriors in the conference finals. The only NBA championship to date dates back to 2011, when Dirk Nowitzki was a key player.

The decision about the finalist of the Eastern Conference could be made as early as Monday evening. The Boston Celtics are also leading the Indiana Pacers 3-0 and have their first chance to make it through to the next round in Indianapolis.

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