(Boston) Stephen Curry had 34 points and led the Golden State Warriors to their fourth NBA championship in eight seasons with a 103-90 win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
Updated at 6:10 am
Curry once again proved his excellence at TD Garden, where he scored 31 and 43 points in the first two away games of this final.
Curry also had seven rebounds and seven assists, helping the Warriors win these finals in six games.
“We found a way to do the job,” Curry said. We have been building this team for 10-11 years. It means a lot to be on this podium celebrating. “
The Californian team had also been crowned NBA champion in 2015, 2017 and 2018. They lost in the final in 2016 and 2019.
“The leagues were all unique, all special,” said Warriors manager Steve Kerr. This title was perhaps the most unlikely. It takes a team effort to achieve this and we have an excellent squad. “
Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala are the only Warriors players to have played all four wins.
Curry was able to add the Bill Russell Trophy to his collection as he was voted best player of the finals.
“I finally got my hands on this trophy,” Curry said. It is special. Everyone has had an impact in this process. “
Thompson and Green, who added 12 assists, both had 12 points for the Warriors. Canadian Andrew Wiggins contributed 18 points offensively and substitute Jordan Poole finished the game with 15 points.
Jaylen Brown was the most efficient offense for the Celtics, racking up 34 points and seven rebounds. He was backed up by veteran Al Horford, who posted an excellent performance of 19 points and 14 rebounds.
Boston’s other offensive star, Jayson Tatum, fought in Game 6, contributing just 13 points and committing five turnovers. He became the first player in NBA history to total 100 turnovers in a playoff series.
The Warriors almost from start to finish
The Celtics started the game well, as one would expect from a team in the final that is in danger of elimination.
Brown fired a three-point field goal and 28 seconds later, Tatum scored a 10-point drive even hitting a shot from over the arc to give the Celtics a 12-2 lead.
The Warriors, on the other hand, have seen others over the years and have recovered calmly. They approached in silence before ending the first quarter with a 27-22 lead after a streak of 11 points.
The guests kept their foot on the gas at the start of the second quarter. Poole scored two triples and Wiggins put the finishing touches on a dunk that brought the lead to 37-22.
The Warriors’ 21-point streak was the longest in the NBA Finals in the past 50 years.
“We haven’t been able to stop their consecutive streak,” admitted Celtics center Robert Williams III. We made mistakes. They played more and won tonight. “
The hosts narrowed the gap to eight points thanks to a Williams dunk, but Steve Kerr’s men restarted the car to dominate the Celtics 15-8 in the final six minutes to return to the locker room with a 54-39.
It was with three-pointers that the Warriors found a way to distance themselves from their opponents in the third quarter. They had six, three of which came from Curry’s right hand.
It was also the cause of the Celtics comeback in the third quarter. The Warriors missed four shots from the perimeter and the Boston team was able to finish the last six minutes with a score of 16-4.
Leading 76-66 at the start of the final quarter, the Warriors wanted to strengthen the game defensively and have maintained a lead of over 10 points for most of the last 12 minutes to confirm their title.