In Game Six of the NBA Finals, which took place on Thursday in Boston, the Golden State Warriors prevailed over the Boston Celtics by a score of 103-90 to earn their fourth NBA Championship trophy in the last eight years.
Stephen Curry won his fourth championship and was named the Finals Most Valuable Player after leading the away team to victory with 34 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds.
After the victory, Curry expressed his elation by saying, “I’m extremely proud of our group,” and continued by saying, ” at the beginning of the season nobody believed we would be here except everyone on this floor.”
The victory represents a stunning turnaround for the Warriors, who had failed to make the playoffs in each of the previous two seasons due to a slew of injuries. Despite this, the Warriors overcame the Nuggets, Grizzlies, Mavericks, and Celtics this year to win the Larry O’Brien trophy.
Curry said that “we were so far away from everything.”
“You should never take any of this for granted since you never know when you’ll be able to come back to this location.”
Following a three-pointer by Jayson Tatum that sent the crowd at TD Garden wearing green and white into a frenzy, the Boston Celtics raced out to a 12-2 lead while playing with their backs against the wall.
But the more seasoned Warriors team continued chipping away, and a three-pointer from Curry gave the away team a lead of 24-22 with a few seconds remaining in the first quarter.
As a turnover by Boston, the Warriors finished the second quarter on a 21-0 run that was capped off by a jam by Andrew Wiggins. The Warriors’ advantage extended to 18 points after Draymond Green found Klay Thompson beneath the basket for an easy layup.
The Warriors went into the half with a 54-39 lead and did not look back.
Curry made a three-pointer from far beyond the three-point line to give the Warriors their greatest lead of the game at 72-50 with six minutes left in the third quarter. He then pointed at his finger to demonstrate where his fourth championship ring should go after making the basket.
The youthful Celtics squad made a valiant effort to claw their way back into the game, but their cause was not helped by 23 mistakes, which led to 20 points for the Warriors, and they also lost the fight for the number of rebounds.
The newly appointed head coach of the Celtics, Ime Udoka, was certain that the squad was poised for significant success in the future.
He said, “The future is bright, and we are only getting started,” and I couldn’t agree more.
The Warriors club, who was one of the founding members of the Basketball Association of America and was established in Philadelphia in 1946, has now won its seventh championship overall.
In addition, the Warriors won the league title for the first time in the 1946–1947 season.