Can Luka Doncic carry the Dallas Mavericks into the Conference finals?

We have two Game 7's happening in the NBA on Sunday, which is every sports fan's dream.

The winners of these two matchups will advance to the Conference Finals, as they'll then have a chance to compete for a spot in the NBA Finals.

Let's take a look at what's at stake!

Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks

The Celtics came into Milwaukee and absolutely demolished the Bucks in Game 6, as Jayson Tatum led the way with 46 points, nine rebounds, and four assists.

Jaylen Brown provided 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists. Marcus Smart added 21 points, seven assists, and five rebounds.

Giannis Antetokounmpo literally did all he could for the Bucks, as he put up 44 points, 20 rebounds, and six assists.

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks during their NBA game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday February 8, 2022

The Celtics will have the benefit of having their home fans behind them in Game 7, as the players will be sure to feed off that energy.

Al Horford has proven that he still has the defensive chops to limit the "Greek Freak," with his ability to body him up and close down his driving lanes. For the Celtics to advance, it'll be up for Horford to contain Giannis.

Overall, this game is going to come down to Giannis vs. Tatum, but how all the other role players step up their games.

Jrue Holiday will need to step up once again as the Bucks' second scorer and provide excellent on-ball defense in order for them to have a chance.

Expect this game to go down to the wire, but the Bucks coming out on top with their championship DNA carrying them.

Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks

Luka Doncic carried the Mavericks in Game 6 with 33 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, and four steals.

All the Mavs role players stepped up as well, particularly Jalen Brunson, Reggie Bullock, and Spencer Dinwiddie.

The Suns only got 19 points on 6-of-17 shooting from Devin Booker. That's just the product of a Jason Kidd coached team. The legendary point guard knows how to coach a defense, as evidenced by the adjustments to throw Booker and Chris Paul off his game.

Kidd has tasked Bullock to pick up CP3 from half-court, which has severely limited the effectiveness of one of the best floor generals of all time.

The Mavs' got everything they wanted and then some from all of their role players in a pivotal Game 6, but the question now becomes, will they be able to replicate that same energy on a Game 7 on the road?

Booker and CP3 are also bound to figure out the defensive adjustments the Mavs have made on them, and being back on their own floor could inspire better performances out of role players such as Mikal Bridges, Jae Crowder, and Cameron Johnson.

This game could be a close one, but expect the Suns' deep playoff experience to win out.

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