Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Shades With IG Photo After NBA Finals Win Against Mavs

Boston Celtics star and NBA Finals MVP Jaylen Brown enjoyed his team’s championship win on Tuesday morning.

Brown took to Instagram To share a post about his story noting that 89 percent of bets placed on the NBA Finals were on the Dallas Mavericks to win the series:

Dallas managed to win just one game in the Finals, as the Celtics beat the Mavs in Game 5 on Monday night, 106-88, to capture the 18th championship in franchise history.

With Brown, Jayson Tatum and a host of quality players leading the way, the Celtics were the best team throughout the 2023-2024 season, posting a 64-18 record.

They came up short against their top three playoff opponents, beating the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers 4-1 each before sweeping the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

By comparison, the Mavs were the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference at 50-32, and played against a better seed in each of their four playoff games.

Despite being a lower seed, the Mavs were fairly dominant in their own right, beating the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder 4-2, and taking down the Minnesota Timberwolves 4-1 in the Western Conference Finals.

With the dynamic guard group of Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving playing at a high level throughout the playoffs, there was some belief or hope among observers that Dallas would be able to give Boston a good series.

Many of the bets on the Mavericks were probably more wishful thinking than anything else, plus a bit of flying given the Celtics were favored.

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Dallas had the star power at the top to potentially compete with the Celtics, but Boston’s depth was too much to overcome, with Derrick White, Jrue Holiday, Kristaps Porzinis, and Al Horford all contributing at a high level in addition to Brown and Tatum.

Ultimately, Brown was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player thanks to his all-around contributions and clutch play, as he averaged 20.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.6 three-pointers, and 1.6 steals per game during the Finals.

Brown and the Celtics will likely silence the rest of the doubters during the NBA Finals if they have any left, and with the entire starting group returning next season, back-to-back championships are very much within reach.

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