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NBA Finals 2024

By Chris Dinsdale

June 6, 2024 - June 23, 2024 - The NBA Finals get underway, a best-of-seven playoff between the Boston Celtics and the Dallas Mavericks, the champion teams of the NBA’s Eastern and Western conferences.

The Dallas Mavericks, appearing in the NBA Finals for the first time since lifting the trophy in 2011, face Boston Celtics, who are chasing a record 18th crown.

After posting a 64-18 win/loss record in regular season play -- seeded No.1 in the Eastern Conference -- the Celtics are aiming to end 14-year title drought after defeats in 2010 and 2022. They reached the showpiece having secured play-off series victories over Miami, Cleveland and Indiana.

The Dallas Mavericks eliminated each of conference top four seeds during the play-offs to secure third berth in NBA Finals, with victories against LA Clippers, Oklahoma and Minnesota.

The pair have met 86 times in NBA history, with the Celtics winning 46 matches to the Mavericks’ 40, all in regular season play.

PUBLISHED: 03/06/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images