NBA Finals 2024 LIVE UPDATES: Boston vs Dallas, Game 5

CDN Digital June 18,2024 - 10:20 AM

(UPDATED 11 a.m., June 18) Here are the latest updates of Game 5 of the NBA Finals 2024 between the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics.

NBA Finals 2024

Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics dunks the ball against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter of Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. | Pool/Getty Images/AFP

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Boston wins 2024 NBA crown

The Boston Celtics have won the 2024 NBA championship after beating the Dallas Mavericks, 106-88, in Game 5 of the NBA Finals 2024.

The Celtics wrapped up the series, 4-1.

Boston now has 18 NBA titles, surpassing the Los Angeles Lakers, who have 17

Celtics near NBA crown

Boston NBA Finals

Jayson Tatum celebrates with the crowd after making a three-point basket against Dallas in Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals. | Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

The Boston Celtics have held on to an 86-67 lead against the Dallas Mavericks after three quarters of Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Jayson Tatum leads Boston with 20 points after three quarters. Luka Doncic is the top scorer so far for Dallas with 18.

Boston up by 21 after first half

The Boston Celtics lead, 67-46, after the first half.

Jayson Tatum has 16 points so far while Jaylen Brown has 15.

Derrick Jones Jr. leads Dallas with 10 points while Luka Doncic has 9.

Boston leads, 28-18, after first quarter

Jaylen Brown and Jrue Holiday have six points each as Boston takes a 28-18 lead after the first quarter.

Josh Green, on the other hand, has 6 for Dallas. Luka Doncic has only three so far.

Game 5 of NBA Finals underway!

NBA Finals: Celtics’ Porzingis to play in Game 5 against Mavericks

Kristaps Porzingis is available to play as the Boston Celtics attempt to close out the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.

“We expect to see him tonight,” coach Joe Mazzulla said.

Porzingis has missed the previous two games because of a dislocated tendon in his left ankle. Mazzulla said Porzingis will not have a minutes restriction.

NBA FINALS 2024 series recap

 Game 1: Boston 107, Dallas 89

Jaylen Brown scored 22 points, Kristaps Porzingis added 20 in his first game in more than a month and the Boston Celtics powered past the Dallas Mavericks 107-89.

Game 2: Boston 105, Dallas 98

Jrue Holiday had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Jayson Tatum made up for a rough shooting night with 12 assists and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-98.

Game 3: Boston 106, Dallas 99

The Boston Celtics, fueled by their star duo of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, held off a furious Dallas rally to beat the Mavericks 106-99.

Game 4: Dallas 122, Boston 84

Luka Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half, Kyrie Irving added 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks emphatically extended their season, fending off elimination by beating the Boston Celtics 122-84.

Dallas Game 1 NBA FInals

Kyrie Irving of the Dallas Mavericks looks on during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game One of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. | Photo by Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

NBA Finals: Irving aims to focus as Dallas fights to survive in Boston

Resigned to the villain’s role in Boston, Dallas star Kyrie Irving is less concerned with silencing hostile Celtics fans than with quieting self doubt and leading the Mavs in a must-win NBA Finals Game 5.

“Let’s just call it what it is,” Irving said Sunday as the Mavs prepared to try once again to fend off elimination in the championship series, in which they trail the Celtics 3-1.

“When the fans are cheering ‘Kyrie sucks’ they feel like they have a psychological edge, and that’s fair,'” said Irving, who was hounded by Celtics fans still rankled by his departure in 2019 after two seasons with the team.

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