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Cue the duck boats: Boston salutes Celtics' record 18th NBA championship with parade

Jun. 21, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics entered the season vowing to turn recent playoff heartbreaks into happiness. Eight months later, they toasted the franchise’s 18th championship in what has become the signature Boston celebration, joined Friday by a huge crowd for a duck boat parade to...

Rory McIlroy's time off 'exactly what he should be doing,' PGA Tour commissioner says

Jun. 19, 2024 15:34 PM EDT

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — No hard feelings, Rory. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said he understands why Rory McIlroy withdrew from the Travelers Championship — the final signature event on the calendar — to recover from a late-Sunday meltdown at the U.S. Open. ...

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...

Celtics have short to-do list as they look to become 1st repeat NBA champion since 2018

Jun. 18, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It took more than a decade, savvy front office and draft moves, and some free agency luck for the Celtics to ultimately build the roster that brought an end to their 16-year championship drought. But with NBA Finals MVP Jaylen Brown already locked up long-term and...

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...

It's already next season in the NBA, where the offseason is almost nonexistent

Jun. 18, 2024 09:16 AM EDT

In the NBA, it’s already next season. The offseason, technically, might have lasted for only about an hour. The Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals on Monday night, and when the clock rolled over to Tuesday morning, teams — in many cases — could start talking to their own free...

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...