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NBA Finals Schedule for the Celtics: Here's what you need to know

A four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers has led the Boston Celtics back to the NBA Finals.

Celtics fans will have to wait more than a week until their team takes the floor once again.

The 2024 NBA Finals won’t officially tip off at TD Garden until Thursday, June 6.

The NBA locked in the schedule for the Finals before both the Eastern and Western Conference Finals got underway.

The Dallas Mavericks currently hold a 3-1 edge over the Minnesota Timberwolves in their series.

Many expect the Mavericks to battle the Celtics with a championship on the line.

Here is the full schedule for the 2024 NBA Finals:

Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) reacts after drawing a foul against the Indiana Pacers in the closing seconds of the Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Celtics guard Jrue Holiday (4) reacts after drawing a foul against the Indiana Pacers in the closing seconds of the Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
  • Game 1: Thursday, June 6, 8:30 p.m. in Boston

  • Game 2: Sunday, June 9, 8 p.m. in Boston

  • Game 3: Wednesday, June 12, 8:30 p.m. in Dallas or Minneapolis

  • Game 4: Friday, June 14, 7 p.m. in Dallas or Minneapolis

  • Game 5*: Monday, June 17, 8:30 p.m. in Boston

  • Game 6*: Thursday, June 20, 8:30 p.m. in Dallas or Minneapolis

  • Game 7*: Sunday, June 23, 8 p.m. in Boston

All games will be aired on ABC.

* if necessary.

How does the Celtics roster match up against the Mavericks?

Jaylen Brown has definitely shown up for the Celtics during the playoffs, winning the Eastern Conference Finals MVP after he averaged a team-high 30.3 points a game in the Indiana series. During the regular season, Brown averaged 23 points per game with 5.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists. He also shot 35% from behind the arc.

Brown and Celtics star Jayson Tatum (who has averaged 26 points and is shooting 29% from 3-point territory this postseason) will likely square off against the Mavericks' one-two punch of Luka Dončić and ex-Celtic Kyrie Irving.

Dončić is averaging 28.3 points per game in this playoff run and shooting a stellar 32.4% from three-point land. Irving, who suited up for Boston in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, is averaging 22.4 points this postseason, and shooting an amazing 44% from behind the arc.

We will have to wait and see how the Celtics and Mavs stars will fare against each other when and if they go head-to-head in June.

Rin Velasco is a trending reporter. She can be reached at rvelasco@gannett.com.

This article originally appeared on wickedlocal.com: Boston Celtics Schedule: Here's when the next playoff games will be