The Celtics beat Dallas in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

07 June 2024

Washington, June 7 (QNA) – The Boston Celtics defeated their host Dallas Mavericks 107-89 in the first of seven games of the NBA Finals series.

In a 17-point, 37-20 first quarter, the Boston Celtics defeated the Mavericks to return to the Finals for the first time since 2011. Latvian Kristaps Porzingis missed 10 games with an injury, but he came back strong and scored 11 points with three rebounds in the first quarter.

Jaylen Brown, who contributed 22 points with 6 rebounds, and Jayson Tatum, who contributed 16 points with 11 rebounds and 5 rebounds, continued his performance along with the rest of the Boston Celtics. Assists Derrick White contributed 15 points with an additional 5 assists.

The two teams are scheduled to meet in the second round next Sunday in Boston, then the two teams will play the third meeting on June 12 in Dallas, and two days later they will meet again in Dallas for the fifth match. June 17 in Boston, and the sixth clash will be June 20. In Dallas, the seventh match will be played in Boston on June 23.

It is important to note that if a team wins four matches, it wins the title.

The Boston Celtics, who held the record for most league titles with 17 titles shared with their archrival Los Angeles Lakers, finished first in the Eastern Conference and overall standings in the regular season, then began with a “playoff” win. 4-1 over the Miami Heat and then 4-1 over the Indiana Pacers 4-0.

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