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How Joe Mazzulla Used Batman to Help Jayson Tatum Handle Expectations and Pressure

Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla said that he used Batman to help Jayson Tatum deal with expectations and pressure.

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Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum and head coach Joe Mazzulla.
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How Joe Mazzulla Used Batman to Help Jayson Tatum Handle Expectations and Pressure

Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla said that he used Batman to help Jayson Tatum deal with expectations and pressure.

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Joe Mazzulla Reveals Kristaps Porzingis Overruled Training Staff in Game 5

Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla revealed the Kristaps Porzingis decided to play in Game 5, despite the medical team advising against it.

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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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Celebrate Celtics History with NBA Championship SI Digital Commemorative Issue

Jayson Tatum, a superstar entering the peak of his powers, and Jaylen Brown, who capped an evolutionary season with Eastern Conference and NBA Finals MVP awards, led Boston to Banner 18 in their first opportunity to play together in their primes.

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Jun 17, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) holds up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after the Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks in game five of the 2024 NBA Finals at the TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
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Details for Boston Celtics' 2024 Championship Parade

The city of Boston will hold a rolling rally to celebrate the Celtics becoming 18-time NBA champions.

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Jun 17, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) shoots the ball against Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (21) 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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Celtics' Owner Provides Clarity on Al Horford's Future with Franchise

Al Horford becoming an NBA champion, adding the one accomplishment missing from his resume in the same month he turned 38, caused some to question if he'd return to help the Celtics defend their title or if he'd cap his career with Banner 18.

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) greets fans as he walks onto the court before game two against the Dallas Mavericks in the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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The Latest on Kristaps Porzingis' Status for Game 5 of NBA Finals

Kristaps Porzingis averaged 16 points, 5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks in the first two NBA Finals games, helping the Celtics take a 2-0 lead. That should give him peace of mind regardless of whether he makes another contribution to the pursuit of Banner 18.

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May 25, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) talks with head coach Joe Mazzulla during the first quarter of game five against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2023 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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Jayson Tatum Shares Joe Mazzulla's Message to Celtics Entering Game 5 of NBA Finals

While it's not the message some want delivered, with his finger on the pulse of the Celtics, Joe Mazzulla wants them to embrace the mentality that brings out their best.

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) reacts after a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter in game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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The Latest on Kristaps Porzingis' NBA Finals Game 5 Status: 'Somebody We Care for Deeply'

Regardless of whether Kristaps Porzingis plays another second in this series, should the Celtics lift the Larry O'Brien Trophy, he can hoist it with pride, knowing that, including in the NBA Finals, he helped contribute to Banner 18.

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May 15, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) and forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrate during the second half of their win over the Milwaukee Bucks in game seven of the second round of the 2022 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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'Boston is Special': Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown Discuss Bond with City They Star in

While Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have already carved out a place in the hearts of Celtics fans, if they're lifting the Larry O'Brien Trophy shortly after the final buzzer blows on Monday, they'll become immortalized in the city they star in.

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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; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) dribbles the ball against Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) during the second quarter during game four of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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'Had the Right Mindset': Celtics Say Mentality with Championship Opportunity Not Root of Game 4 Loss

The Dallas Mavericks handed the Boston Celtics their third loss of the postseason, turning a potential championship coronation into a night they made history of their own.

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Jun 14, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) shoots against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of game four of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Jrue Holiday Shares His Perspective on Challenge of Closing Out NBA Finals

Like he did for the Bucks in his first year in Milwaukee, Jrue Holiday is on the verge of helping lead the Celtics to a championship, a coronation that will likely take place on Monday night at TD Garden.

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Dec 12, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9) reacts after his three point basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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Derrick White 'Real Potential Candidate' to Join Team USA

Derrick White, arguably the best role player in the NBA, meshes perfectly with Team USA's star-studded roster, making him an ideal fit to help their efforts for a gold medal at the Paris Olympics this summer.

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Jun 14, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) dribbles the ball against Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (21) during the first quarter during game four of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Celtics Discuss Keeping Mavs from Building on Dominant Game 4: 'Play Like Our Life Depends on It'

After the Mavericks, at a minimum, delayed the Celtics' championship coronation, Boston discussed the keys to preventing Dallas from building off Game 4's momentum on Monday night at TD Garden.

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) blocks Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (21) in the third quarter during game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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The Latest on Kristaps Porzingis' Status for Game 4 of NBA Finals

The Celtics have a chance to become NBA champions with a win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday. It's a victory that, if secured, could also spark the start of a dynasty.

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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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'No Mercy': Celtics Discuss Mindset with Chance to Become Champions

Even with a 3-0 lead in the Finals and the chance to become NBA champions, the Boston Celtics' mentality and approach won't change from the mindset that got them to the verge of Banner 18.

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) reacts after a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter in game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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The Latest on Kristaps Porzingis' Status for Game 4 of NBA Finals

After earning a 106-99 win on Wednesday, the Boston Celtics have a commanding 3-0 lead in the Finals and have the Dallas Mavericks on the ropes entering Friday's game with a chance to become NBA champions.

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Jul 5, 2013; Waltham, MA, USA; General Manager Danny Ainge during a news conference announcing Stevens new position. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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Danny Ainge Shares Biggest Regret While with Celtics

Danny Ainge recently opened up about the decision he regrets the most from his tenure as the Boston Celtics' president of basketball operations.

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Jun 12, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Dereck Lively II (2) shoots against Boston Celtics forward Xavier Tillman (26) during the first quarter in game three of the 2024 NBA Finals at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dependable Xavier Tillman Discusses Learning to 'Be a Star in Your Own Role'

With Kristaps Porzingis unavailable, the Celtics trusted Xavier Tillman Sr. to step up off the bench. As he's done throughout his career, he delivered, helping Boston move within one win of becoming champions.

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Jun 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) 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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The Latest on Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic's Status for Game 3 of NBA Finals

From a medical expert's insight into Kristaps Porzingis' injury to Kyrie Irving's message to the Mavericks and a welcome development for Luka Doncic, everything you need to know entering Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Celtics and Mavs.

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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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Former Buccaneers Physician Details Kristaps Porzingis' Injury, Challenges, and if He'll Need Offseason Surgery

Former team physician for the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dr. Robert Volk, details challenges and risks of Kristaps Porzingis playing in NBA Finals, and if he'll likely require offseason surgery.

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) blocks Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (21) in the third quarter during game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
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The Latest on Kristaps Porzingis' Status for Game 3 of Celtics-Mavs NBA Finals

As Kristaps Porzingis fights to stay in the lineup, Inside The Celtics spoke with Al Horford about the team's preparation for the possibility he's unavailable for Game 3 and potentially the rest of the 2024 NBA Finals.

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) 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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The Latest on Luka Doncic's Status for Game 3 of NBA Finals vs. Celtics

From the welcomed news the Mavericks received about Luka Doncic to Kyrie Irving's message to his teammates, a look into a Dallas team trying to do as the Celtics did and protect their home court in the NBA Finals.

Bobby Krivitsky
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Jun 6, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) controls the ball against Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (21) in the first 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 React to Injury That May Sideline Kristaps Porzingis for NBA Finals

The Celtics may have to finish their championship pursuit without Kristaps Porzingis. While they remain hopeful he'll stay in the lineup, they're also prepared if more is needed from them, including Al Horford.

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Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) reacts after a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter in game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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What to Know About Injury Threatening Kristaps Porzingis' NBA Finals Availability

Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis's first chance to play in the NBA Finals may be over after only two games.

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