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Celtics NBA Finals schedule: Dates, times for matchup with Mavs

Boston is headed to the NBA Finals for the second time in three years.

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The Boston Celtics are four wins away from bringing Banner 18 to TD Garden.

They completed an Eastern Conference Finals sweep of the Indiana Pacers on Monday, May 27 to clinch their second NBA Finals berth in three years. They enter the championship round with a 12-2 record in the 2024 playoffs, including a 6-0 record on the road.

The Celtics will take on the Dallas Mavericks, who defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves in five games in the Western Conference Finals. The Mavs, led by superstars Luka Doncic and ex-Celtic Kyrie Irving, have defeated three 50-win teams -- the No. 4 seed Los Angeles Clippers, the No. 1 seed Oklahoma City Thunder and the No. 3 seed Wolves -- en route to the Finals.

Boston will be heavily favored after posting a league-best 68-14 record and cruising through the postseason. The Celtics won both of their regular-season matchups against Dallas.

Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals is set for Thursday, June 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET at TD Garden. NBC Sports Boston will have coverage beginning an hour before every game with Celtics Pregame Live, as well as halftime coverage with Celtics Halftime Live and postgame coverage with Celtics Postgame Live.

Check out the full series schedule below. All Finals games will be broadcast on ABC.

NBA Finals schedule

  • Game 1: Mavs vs. Celtics; Thursday, June 6 -- 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Game 2: Mavs vs. Celtics; Sunday, June 9 -- 8 p.m. ET
  • Game 3: Celtics at Mavs; Wednesday, June 12 -- 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Game 4: Celtics at Mavs; Friday, June 14 -- 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Game 5:* Mavs vs. Celtics, Monday, June 17 -- 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Game 6:* Celtics at Mavs; Thursday, June 20 -- 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Game 7:* Mavs vs. Celtics; Sunday, June 23 -- 8 p.m. ET

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