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Despite disappointing Finals loss, Mavs' future remains bright
The West will once again a gauntlet next season. But the Mavericks aren't going anywhere.[read more]

Irving eager to see Mavericks 'build our future'
After the Game 5 loss that ended Dallas' season Monday night, Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving quickly turned the page to next season, saying "we answered a lot of questions this year on what we were capable of doing and now it's just about being consistent."[read more]

Horford a champ at last: 'Nobody deserved it more'
After playing in more playoff games than any other player in league history before winning his first NBA championship, Al Horford flashbacked eight years ago to his first free agency meeting with the Celtics.[read more]

Porzingis to have surgery after helping C's clinch
Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis returned to the court for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, playing through a rare left leg injury that he told ESPN will require surgery and will have a recovery process of a "few months."[read more]

'It means the world': Celtics earn record 18th title
The Celtics clinched a record-setting 18th championship behind big performances from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in Game 5.[read more]

Canadian criminal probe opens for Porter scandal
Authorities in Canada are opening a criminal investigation into the betting scandal involving former Raptors player Jontay Porter.[read more]

Sources: Jeff Van Gundy to be Clips' top assistant
Jeff Van Gundy will be lead assistant for Ty Lue's Clippers coaching staff, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on Tuesday.[read more]

Inside the Celtics' championship locker room: champagne, confetti and a powerful lesson
Despite nearly a decade of noise and calls to break up the Jayson Tatum-Jaylen Brown duo, Boston stuck to its guns -- and will hang its 18th banner because of it.[read more]

The champs top our way-too-early Power Rankings -- here's how the rest of the league stacks up
With the Celtics claiming the 2024 NBA title, let's see where all 30 teams stand in the NBA Power Rankings ahead of an important offseason.[read more]

Scott Van Pelt's One Big Thing: Celtics were all substance
In a league full of beef and drama, the best team took care of business and earned its championship.[read more]