Warriors Knock Out Celtics to Win Fourth NBA Championship in Eight Years

Stephen Curry takes home the Finals MVP award.

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The Dub’s dynasty is very much alive. Two years after finishing with the worst record in the league, the Golden State Warriors closed out the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, 103-90. Stephen Curry led the way with 34 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. The Larry O’Brien Trophy returns to San Francisco for the Warriors’ fourth championship in the last eight years.

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The Celtics jumped out to an early 14-2 lead that was quickly erased by the end of the first quarter. Jaylen Brown’s 34 points were not enough to force a Game 7, as a 30-8 run by the Warriors kept Boston at a distance. It was a back and forth battle all series, though ultimately, it was the pedigree and championship DNA of the Golden State Warriors that prevailed. The Warriors played exceptional defense throughout the second half as Stephen Curry bounced back from an abysmal Game 5.

Draymond Green played his best game of the series with 12 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Jordan Poole added 15 points off the bench as the Warriors became just the second team in NBA history to win a championship on Boston’s home court. More importantly, Stephen Curry adds the final piece of hardware to his Hall-of-Fame-worthy trophy case: the Bill Russell Finals MVP Award. As a two-time league MVP, four-time NBA Champion, and the King of the Three, it’s time we start mentioning Steph’s name in the greatest point guard of all-time conversation.

It was a quick “rebuild” for the Warriors following the departure of Kevin Durant and critical injuries to Curry and Klay Thompson. Drafting talented role players like Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga proved integral over the course of the long season. However, it was the acquisition of Andrew Wiggins that proved to be the difference-maker for the Dubs.

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For the Celtics, an impressive – perhaps unexpectedly successful – season ends unsatisfactorily. Let’s be honest, Jayson Tatum did not play his best basketball against the Warriors. He was a shell of the player we’d seen flourish against the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. Going forward, the Celtics’ front office will need to figure out what supporting pieces push this core of Tatum, Brown, and Marcus Smart over the hump. But tonight, it’s all about the Warriors extending the dynasty.

How will the Celtics’ young core respond next season? Do the Warriors continue their dynastic run? Let us know your early predictions for the 2022-23 NBA season in the comments section below! Lastly, keep celebrating the NBA Finals with The 10 Best NBA Players Who Never Won a Ring.

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