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Celtics win the 2024 NBA Championship

The team wins Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals and ends a record-breaking season by securing their 18th season championship title.


The new banner will look great next to the others hanging in TD Garden.

Photo by @ronkuszmar

The Celtics are bringing home banner number 18 — the team won the 2024 NBA Finals last night, defeating the Mavericks 106-88 in Game 5 at TD Garden.

Before the big victory, The C’s were tied with the Lakers for the most NBA championships, each winning 17 titles. Now, we’ve got one up on them and hold the record.

Not only did the Celtics win the series 4-1 against the Mavericks, they also swept the Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals. Prior to Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the team had a 10-game winning streak through the 2024 playoffs.

Jayson Tatum and Payton Pritchard chest bumping in celebration.

Jayson Tatum and Payton Pritchard celebrate during Game 5.

Photo via NBA on giphy

Before we get to the Duck Boat parade, here’s a play-by-play of the record breaking season:

  • For the fifth time, TD Garden welcomed one million fans in a single season.
  • For the first time ever, TD Garden hosted sold out watch parties for Bostonians to celebrate the C’s on away games.
  • The Celtics became the first NBA team to win three games by 50+ points in a single season.
  • The team accumulated 9,887 points during the regular season — a franchise high.

Curious for more? Check out these other facts about our local NBA franchise.
The team was one of 17 original NBA members in 1949 and is considered to be one of the most successful teams, claiming legendary players like Bill Russell, Sam Jones, and Larry Bird. The Celtics won their first title in 1957 and have made 60 playoff appearances.

When iconic player and coach Russell died in 2023, the NBA retired his number. All NBA teams honored the legacy of No. 6 with special jerseys and events.

Today, the only founding NBA franchises still in existence are the Celtics, New York Knicks, and Golden State Warriors (previously known as the Philadelphia Warriors).

Fun fact: Lucky the Leprechaun has been part of the games for over 17 years and debuted in-person during a Celtics game on Oct. 29, 2003.

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