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Jayson Tatum Guides Boston Celtics Win 18th NBA Championship

On June 17 2024, the Boston Celtics scripted history by winning their 18th NBA title by defeating the Dallas Mavericks 4-1 in the best-of-seven finals. Boston Celtics won their last championship back in 2008.

Jayson Tatum guides Boston Celtics for 2024 NBA Champions

After nearly a decade and a half, Jayson Tatum’s historic gameplay guides the Boston Celtics to suppress Dallas in the 2024 NBA final.

The hero of the Celtics – Jayson Tatum recorded 31 points and 11 assists in this historic match and became the first Celtics player with 20 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds in a Finals game since Larry Bird in 1986.

Boston had the best regular-season record (64-18) and rolled through the playoffs with a 16-3 record, never needing more than five games to win a series. Notably, the NBA has a different champion for the sixth consecutive season.

The cruising victory came just four days after the Mavericks had won in a 38-point drubbing in game four.

Along with Tatum, Jaylen Brown added 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists while Jayson secured 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds.

Boston’s defense kept Luka Doncic (28 points on 25 shots) and Kyrie Irving (15 points on 16 shots) in check, holding Dallas to under 100 points mark for the fourth time in five games.

1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Final
Celtics 28 39 19 20 106
Mavericks 18 28 21 21 88


With the victory, the Celtics leapfrogged arch-rivals Los Angeles Lakers and became the team with the most titles in NBA history with a tally of 18.  Boston Celtics won the title in 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986, 2008, and 2024.

Key Stats in Game 5

  • Jayson Tatum – 31 Points
  • Jrue Holiday – 11 Rebounds
  • Jayson Tatum – 11 Assists
  • Jrue Holiday – 15 Points

Finals results

  • Game 1: Boston Celtics 107-89 Dallas Mavericks
  • Game 2: Boston Celtics 105-98 Dallas Mavericks
  • Game 3: Boston Celtics 106-99 Dallas Mavericks
  • Game 4: Dallas Mavericks 122-84 Boston Celtics
  • Game 5: Boston Celtics 106-88 Dallas Mavericks
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