5 takeaways: Celtics top Mavs for 18th championshipBrown wins Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP AwardAre Celtics favorites to repeat as NBA champions?Pritchard, Celtics break Mavs' will entering halftimeWhat's next for Mavs after Finals loss to Celtics?

5 takeaways: Celtics top Mavs for 18th championship

Boston cements its season-long dominance behind a star tandem that learned hard lessons from prior setbacks.

Brown wins Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award

Brown averages 20.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists with quality defense in the NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV.

Are Celtics favorites to repeat as NBA champions?

After finally breaking through for an 18th NBA title, how well-positioned are the Celtics to defend their crown in 2024-25?

What's next for Mavs after Finals loss to Celtics?

Dallas has an enviable foundation with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, but a return trip to the title round is no guarantee.

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