Boston’s Jayson Tatum: We did it!; Al Horford gets championship after 17 years in the NBA


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Feb 20, 2019
Source: Al Horford Instagram Site

On 17 June 2024, the Boston Celtics claimed their 18th NBA championship, ending a 16-year title drought. The team had not won a championship since 2008. The 106-88 victory made the team the all-time winningest franchise, surpassing a long-standing tie with the Los Angeles Lakers (17 championships).

The consensus is the team won because it played as a team. While Jaylen Brown received the MVP trophy, it was the concerted effort of all under 35-year old coach Joe Mazulla (previously an assistant coach with no NBA head coaching experience) that led the team all the time, resulting in a victory in the finals against the Dallas Mavericks, a team that relied heavily on Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

NBA reported: “But this entire team offered so much more. Smartly assembled by front office boss Brad Stevens, the Celtics had star power and...

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