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For Dominicans, Celtics star Al Horford is a national treasure after NBA championship victory

Jun. 18, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Al Horford is being celebrated in the Dominican Republic after the Boston Celtics center became the first player from the country to win an NBA title on Monday. Horford — whose full name is Alfred Joel Horford Reynoso — has been congratulated by...

Kyrie Irving sounds ready to keep chasing titles in Dallas after NBA Finals loss to Boston

Jun. 18, 2024 15:12 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving is a year away from having the option to leave the Dallas Mavericks, and at that point would be closing in on his longest stint anywhere since asking out of Cleveland, where he was drafted, in 2017. Yet the mercurial guard sounded as if Dallas could be...

Analysis: It takes time to win, and that's a lesson Luka Doncic is learning

Jun. 18, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

Michael Jordan needed seven seasons to win his first title. LeBron James needed nine seasons and two futile trips to the NBA Finals before he became a champion. Shaquille O’Neal got swept in his first finals. And the newly crowned champion Boston Celtics lost the finals in 2022 and lost in the...

Celtics win 18th NBA championship with 106-88 Game 5 victory over Dallas Mavericks

Jun. 18, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum put his hands behind his head, with TD Garden fans standing on their feet cheering around him, and took it all in. Walking to the bench, he wrapped both arms around Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla. The journey was complete. The...

'I trusted him. He trusted me.' Brown and Tatum answered critics while leading Celtics to 18th title

Jun. 18, 2024 06:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In 2008, the Celtics ended a 22-year championship drought led by a Big 3. Sixteen years later, they did it again following the play of a dynamic duo. When Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum were drafted third overall in back-to-back years in 2016 and 2017,...

Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis returns to play for Game 5 of NBA Finals against Mavericks

Jun. 18, 2024 01:26 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis returned for the Boston Celtics just in time to help them win an NBA championship. The 7-foot-2 Latvian came back on Monday night after missing the previous two games, scoring five points with one rebound in 16 minutes to help the Celtics beat the...

Doncic and Irving can't deliver for Dallas in NBA Finals clincher as Celtics win 18th championship

Jun. 18, 2024 00:47 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Short jumpers rolled off the rim and 3-pointers went in and out. Even free throws were a challenge for Luka Doncic in the clinching game of the NBA Finals. Dallas needed Doncic and Kyrie Irving to be at their best in Game 5 against the Celtics on Monday night....

Boston Celtics earn their record-breaking 18th NBA title with 106-88 Game 5 win over the Dallas Mavericks

Jun. 17, 2024 23:04 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics earn their record-breaking 18th NBA title with 106-88 Game 5 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Rookie Lively leaving an impression as Mavericks try to stay alive in NBA Finals

Jun. 16, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

Dereck Lively II drained the first 3-pointer of his career, forced a missed layup at the other end and ping-ponged back down the court to slam home an alley-oop pass. The Dallas Mavericks didn't trail again in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against Boston following that first-quarter...

Celtics star Jayson Tatum reflects on Father's Day on how being a dad changed his life and career

Jun. 16, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum spent part of his Father’s Day thinking about how his son made him a better person — and probably a better basketball player, too. Speaking at practice the day before Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Tatum acknowledged that he was “a...