Celtics Fans: Buy Your NBA Championship SI Digital Commemorative Right Here

The Boston Celtics are NBA champions for a league-best 18th time in franchise history.
Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard (11) celebrates with forward Jayson Tatum (0) after a three-point shot in the second quarter.
Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard (11) celebrates with forward Jayson Tatum (0) after a three-point shot in the second quarter. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics are NBA champions for a league-best 18th time in franchise history after beating the Dallas Mavericks in 106–88 in Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals on Monday.

Celtics fans can celebrate the title by buying Sports Illustrated's digital commemorative NBA championship issue right here.

Jayston Tatum and the Boston Celtics won a franchise-best 18th NBA title on Monday.
Boston fans! Click the photo or here to order Sports Illustrated's NBA championship digital commemorative issue. / Elsa/Getty Images

Boston led wire-to-wire on Monday night, holding Dallas to just two points through the game's first five minutes and leading by as many as 26. Celtics star forward Jayson Tatum led the way with 31 points with 11 assists and eight rebounds. Jaylen Brown added 21 points, while Jrue Holiday had 15 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Mavericks point guard Luka Dončić finished with 28 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Kyrie Irving had 15 points on 5-for-16 shooting from the field.

With the win, the Celtics clinched their first title since 2008 and just their second since 1986. Boston posted a 16–3 record during the playoffs after finishing the regular season at 64–18.

Congratulations to the Celtics and their fans on an impressive run through the playoffs that ended yet again with the franchise taking home the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy.


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ANDY NESBITT

Andy Nesbitt is the assistant managing editor of audience engagement at Sports Illustrated. He works closely with the Breaking and Trending News team to shape SI’s daily coverage across all sports. A 20-year veteran of the sports media business, he has worked for Fox Sports, For the Win, The Boston Globe and NBC Sports, having joined SI in February 2023. Nesbitt is a golf fanatic who desperately wants to see the Super Bowl played on a Saturday night.