Perhaps the Boston Celtics clinching the organization’s long-awaited Banner 18 on Monday has been written in the stars for longer than just a few days.

The Celtics, who dropped Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, return to TD Garden with another chance at a title-clinching victory. And if you believe in fate, well, the Larry O’Brien Trophy reveal will take place on the parquet.

Sean Grande, the play-by-play voice of the Celtics for 98.5 The Sports Hub, highlighted a series of interesting coincidences after Boston’s Game 4 loss to the Mavs at American Airlines Center.

The first of which is the date of Game 5: June 17. Grande pointed out how it represents the same date the Celtics won their last championship as Boston beat the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 on June 17, 2008.

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Grande also pointed out three Celtics legends who died since that title: Bill Russell, John Havlicek and Sam Jones. Green Teamers surely will recall Russell wore No. 6, Havlicek wore No. 17 and Jones wore No. 24 — an eerie connection to 6/17/24.

For those who want to take it a step further, Bill Walton wore No. 5 for the Celtics. Boston is set to host the Mavericks in Game 5.

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Should the Celtics claim Banner 18 at TD Garden on Monday, there’s no doubt the numbers will have added up.

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