Last updated 18th June 2022 11.15pm (UK time)
The Golden State Warriors are back as NBA champions, and the Boston Celtics outshot 103-90 Thursday night to win their fourth title in the past eight seasons, as the Warriors beat the Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies , Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics on their way back. Fourth title in eight seasons.
Curry led the Golden State Warriors to the organization’s fourth NBA championship in eight years, earning their first NBA Finals player. Curry had an impressive postseason performance, averaging 27.4 points, 5.9 assists and 5.2 rebounds in 22 playoffs as a two-time regular season MVP that brought Golden back. State in the post-season. For Carey, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, it’s a fourth championship. The first three bouts were in 2015, 2017 and 2018, when Golden State was a dynasty and made five straight trips to the Finals.
Injuries, including one that kept Thompson at two and a half from severing the ACL in the 2019 series in what became the Raptors’ title decider in Game 6, roster changes changed everything. But this season, with Thompson back near the halfway point, the Warriors are finally back. This Warriors story ended very differently from their last World Cup appearance against Toronto in 2019, which saw Kevin Durant tear his Achilles tendon in Game 5.
The Golden State team pushed for a rebuild that turned into a reload. The Warriors used their two-year hiatus from the NBA’s biggest stages to revamp their roster – adding a previous figure. 1 draft pick in Andrew Wiggins, who excelled in his first final, plus another rising star in Jordan Poole. Everything was clicked. For Golden State coach Steve Kerr, this is his ninth tournament overall after winning five times as a player. He is the sixth coach to win four titles, joining Phil Jackson, Reed Auerbach, John Kondla, Greg Popovich and Pat Riley.
The Celtics came out firing, and they drew energy from the deafening TD Garden crowd to take an early 14-2. Golden State was unwavering and responded with a 35-8 sprint that extended into the second quarter to rack up 22 points. The Warriors outscored the Celtics 27-17 during the period and led 54-39 in the second half as some Celtics fans booed the home side as they walked off the field. Boston fought back for third, but the Warriors found their reach behind the arc, tied by a six 3-second quarterback. Boston trailed by 22 points but fought back and closed the gap to eight. Jaylen Brown’s 3-pointer came 86-78 with 5:33 left, but the Warriors didn’t give up the lead. Curry sent Boston fans rushing to the exits with his sixth of the night to give the Warriors a solid 15-point, 96-81 lead – then clapped his hands in his face as he ran down the field, signaling the end of Boston’s hopes. to extend the sequence.
Curry, who extended his contract last summer until 2026, is not only talking about being the best player of his generation, his name is now alongside some of the greatest of all time .
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