Tatum 31 points, 11 assists, Brown 21 points Dallas Doncic’s 28-point performance

Boston Jayson Tatum’s 3-point shot celebration

The Boston Celtics ascended to the National Basketball Association (NBA) throne for the first time in 16 years.

Boston won 106-88 in the home game of Game 5 of the 2023-2024 NBA Championship Game (4 wins out of 7) against the Dallas Mavericks held at TD Garden in Boston, USA on the 18th (Korean time).

Boston, which lost Game 4 after winning Games 1 to 3 in a row, successfully rebounded at home and became the NBA champion this season with a series record of 4 wins and 1 loss.

Boston, which added a trophy for the first time in 16 years since the 2007-2008 season, increased its total wins to 18, surpassing the Los Angeles (LA) Lakers (17) and becoming the sole leader with the most wins in NBA history.

Boston added a page to its history exactly 16 years after Game 6 of the championship game was held in 2008.

Boston was the only team to surpass 60 wins in the regular league this season, ranking first in the Eastern Conference (64 wins, 18 losses), and in the playoffs, they beat the Miami Heat (4 wins, 1 loss), Cleveland Cavaliers (4 wins, 1 loss), and Indiana Pacers (4 wins, 1 loss). After defeating 4 wins) one after another, they even defeated Dallas.

Dallas, which had advanced to the championship game despite ranking 5th (50 wins, 32 losses) in the Western Conference in the regular season, failed to overcome the final hurdle of winning its second championship following the 2010-2011 season.

Boston scored 9 consecutive points to take the lead at 19-18 at the end of the first quarter, taking the lead at 28-18.

Afterwards, the double-digit gap continued, and in the second quarter, Dallas’ speed picked up and an atmosphere of pursuit seemed to be forming, but it was not easy to narrow the gap as the shooting continued.

Boston, which was steadily maintaining its lead, ran away with a 20-point lead (64-44) with Jayson Tatum’s outside shot 13 seconds before the end of the second quarter.

With 4 seconds left in the second quarter, Luka Doncic missed an additional free throw and was unable to complete a 3-point play, and then in Boston’s final attack of the first half, Peyton Pritchard hit a buzzer-beater 3-pointer from behind the halfway line to increase the game to 67-46. It was quite tilted.

Boston’s momentum, which scored 39 points in the second quarter alone, was somewhat quiet in the second half, but Dallas was unable to make a significant counterattack, starting with Ace Doncic showing signs of impatience at a critical juncture.

Boston, which did not lose focus on offensive rebounds, was ahead 86-67 at the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Doncic’s outside shots began to explode, but it was not enough to change the trend that Dallas had already lost significantly.

With Tatum’s four consecutive points, Boston ran away with a 102-78 lead with 4 minutes and 39 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and TD Garden was practically in a victory celebration mood.

Tatum completed the ‘one-two punch’ mission with 31 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds, Jaylen Brown completed the ‘one-two punch’ mission with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Jrue Holiday had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Derrick White had 14 points and 8 rebounds, including 4 3-point shots. recorded.

Boston’s Kristaps Porzingis, who had been out since Game 2 due to injury, returned that day and played 16 minutes, adding 5 points and 1 rebound.

In Dallas, Doncic struggled with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists, Kyrie Irving scored 15 points and 9 assists, and Josh Green scored 14 points. 고스톱

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