After 3: Mavs 70, Celtics 53

DALLAS -- This is really just unfair. The Celtics have lost two more players, Jermaine O'Neal and Chris Wilcox, to injury as the Mavs continued to ramp up the lead.

Dirk Nowitzki has a game-high 26 points and 11 rebounds in 25 minutes. Shawn Marion, who ended the quarter with a sweet reverse tip-in, has 11 points, as does Jason Terry.

The Celtics are being led by Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, both of whom have 15 points. Boston has not scored more than 19 points in any quarter.