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Jun 17, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla holds up the trophy as he celebrates after winning the 2024 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Mazzulla Means So Much to the Celtics, and They Mean So Much to Him

Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla has earned the love and respect of his players. That love and respect helped bring Boston Banner 18.

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Jun 17, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla holds up the trophy as he celebrates after winning the 2024 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Joe Mazzulla Means So Much to the Celtics, and They Mean So Much to Him

Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla has earned the love and respect of his players. That love and respect helped bring Boston Banner 18.

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Jun 17, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) lifts the trophy after winning the 2024 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Jayson Tatum, an NBA Champion Entering Peak of His Powers

Jayson Tatum's breakthrough to Banner 18 might usher in a Celtics dynasty and represent the start of turning the lessons learned from years of heartache into accumulating a collection of championship jewelry.

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Jun 17, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) holds the MVP trophy after winning the 2024 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Jaylen Brown Caps Career Year with NBA Finals MVP: 'Can't Even Put it into Words'

Jaylen Brown silences doubters with an evolutionary season that he capped with the Eastern Conference and NBA Finals MVP awards and by helping lead the Celtics to Banner 18.

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Jun 17, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates with guard Jaylen Brown (7) after a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the second quarter in game five of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Tatum and Brown Reach NBA Summit, Lead Celtics to Banner 18

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have completed their ascent to the NBA summit. Al Horford, whose legacy was already defined by winning, can update his resume to include the one accomplishment that was missing. And the Boston Celtics are 18-time champions.

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Jun 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts in the third quarter against the Dallas Mavericks during game one of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Jayson Tatum Issues Challenge for Celtics Fans in Game 5

Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum shared his high expectations for the TD Garden crowd, ahead of Monday's potential series-clinching Game 5.

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Jun 14, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) shoots over Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) and guard Derrick White (9) during the first quarter of game four of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Uninspiring Performance Delays Celtics' Championship that Remains Inevitable

While Game 4 of the 2024 NBA Finals represents the Celtics' worst performance in a dominant playoff run, the upside is likely celebrating a championship on their home floor on Monday.

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Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) and guard Jaylen Brown (7) celebrate after a play during the first quarter in game three of the 2024 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown Are Looking at a Chance to Become Celtics Royalty

Boston Celtics stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been working towards this moment for the past seven seasons.

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Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) goes up for a basket against Dallas Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber (42) and guard Kyrie Irving (right) during the first half during game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Julio Cortez/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics Detail Keys to Perhaps Their Best Quarter This Postseason: 'Excellent Basketball'

The Boston Celtics blitzed the Dallas Mavericks after halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals, scoring on seven straight possessions en route to a 35-19 quarter that represented one of their best this postseason.

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Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) dunks against Dallas Mavericks forward P.J. Washington (25) and guard Josh Green (8) during the third quarter in game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics Weather Mavericks' Late Storm to Move Within One Win of Banner 18

The Boston Celtics withstood an early storm and a fourth-quarter surge by the Dallas Mavericks, securing a 106-9 win to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the NBA Finals.

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Jun 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla talks during a timeout in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks during game one of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics Aim to Trick Themselves Into Being the Hungrier Team Against Mavs in Game 3

The Boston Celtics are putting mindset first while preparing for the Game 3 matchup against the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals.

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) shoots the ball against Dallas Mavericks forward P.J. Washington (left) during the second quarter in game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Jrue Holiday's 'Championship DNA' Rubbing Off on Celtics

Jrue Holiday, a self-described utility player, paired a team-high 26 points with stellar defense and 11 rebounds, helping lead the Celtics to a 105-98 win in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) blocks the shot of Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the third quarter in game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Stifling Defense Moves Celtics Halfway to Banner 18

The Celtics held the Mavericks under 100 points for the second straight game, as their lockdown defense propelled them to a 2-0 NBA Finals lead as the series swings to Dallas.

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Jun 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) blocks Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) in the third quarter during game one of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Inside the Moment that Propelled Celtics to NBA Finals Game 1 Win: 'Just Breathe'

The Celtics set the tone for the NBA Finals by landing a haymaker in Game 1. Here's an inside look at what proved the most crucial moment of Thursday's win.

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Jun 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) dunks against Dallas Mavericks forward P.J. Washington (25) and forward Maxi Kleber (42) in the third quarter during game one of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics Set the Tone for the NBA Finals with Game 1 Haymaker

In a reflection of the Celtics' dominance in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Boston had more blocks than the Mavericks had assists until the final minute of its tone-setting win.

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May 27, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9) and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) react to a play during the first quarter during game four of the eastern conference finals for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Boston Celtics Have Done Everything Possible to Regain Crunch Time Trust

It feels like the Boston Celtics have finally figured out how to win clutch games, and it couldn't have happened at a better time.

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May 27, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) attempts to score during the fourth quarter during game four of the eastern conference finals for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Jaylen Brown's Evolution Propels Him to Eastern Conference Finals MVP

While winning the Eastern Conference Finals MVP Trophy surprised Jaylen Brown, his career evolution came through as he made three of the biggest plays in a win to send the Celtics to the NBA Finals for the second time in three years.

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May 27, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots the ball during the fourth quarter during game four of the eastern conference finals for the 2024 NBA playoffs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Crunch-Time Resolve Sends Celtics Back to NBA Finals

Thanks to another crunch-time rally against the Indiana Pacers, the Boston Celtics are returning to the NBA Finals for the second time in three years.

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May 25, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots the ball against Indiana Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard (2) during the third quarter of game three of the eastern conference finals in the 2024 NBA playoffs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics Remaining Perfect in Closeout Games More Important vs. Pacers

As Jaylen Brown put it: "We're graduating; we haven't graduated yet." Ending the Pacers' season on their home floor on Monday is a significant step toward the Celtics earning a diploma that comes in the form of the Larry O'Brien Trophy.

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May 25, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) reacts after drawing a foul against the Indiana Pacers in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter of game three of the eastern conference finals in the 2024 NBA playoffs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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From Uncertain to Game 3 Hero, Jrue Holiday Propels Celtics to Finals Precipice: 'He's a Winner'

Jrue Holiday stepped up and swung the outcome of Game 3 against the Pacers, moving the Celtics one win from their second NBA Finals appearance in three years.

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May 25, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives against Indiana Pacers forward Pascal Siakam (43) and center Myles Turner (33) during the fourth quarter of game three of the eastern conference finals in the 2024 NBA playoffs at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics' Championship-Mettle Has Them on Verge of NBA Finals

The Boston Celtics' went from one of their worst defensive halves this season to one of their most impressive, as their resolve shined in a win that has them on the verge of their second NBA Finals appearance in three years.

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May 23, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) dribbles the ball past Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) in the first half during game two of the eastern conference finals for the 2024 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Jayson Tatum Cautions Celtics Against Complacency: 'It's Not Time to Relax'

The Celtics' maturation has played a pivotal role in an efficient playoff run that could be on the cusp of a return to the NBA Finals if they can remain unbeaten on the road in Game 3 vs. the Pacers on Saturday in Indiana.

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May 23, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) reacts after a play in Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers.
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Celtics Grab Elusive Game 2 Win vs. Pacers, Now Halfway to NBA Finals

The Celtics' Game 2 win over the Pacers perfectly captured their identity this season, as complementary basketball and critical contributions from the "Stay Ready Group" propelled them to a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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May 21, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) dribbles the ball vs. Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner.
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Joe Mazzulla Addresses if Celtics Will Use Jayson Tatum at Center vs. Pacers

It's easy to project playing Jayson Tatum at center vs. the Pacers as a net positive, but it comes with risks the Celtics must minimize and may want to avoid altogether.

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May 21, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots against the Indiana Pacers.
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Jaylen Brown's Heroics Propel Celtics to 1-0 Lead in Conference Finals

Jaylen Brown's game-tying three to force overtime set the stage for Jayson Tatum to guide the Celtics to a Game 1 win over the Pacers to start the Eastern Conference Finals.

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May 13, 2024; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) and guard Jaylen Brown during Game 4 vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Trivializing Celtics' Success in Tatum-Brown Era a Take Not Measured Properly: 'Doing Something Right'

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are just now playing in their primes together and they're playing in the Eastern Conference Finals for the fifth time in their seven-year partnership.

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