The Golden State Warriors have won the NBA Championship for the fourth time in eight years.
The warriors closed out the Celtics in game 6 103-90 at the TD Garden thanks to another Steph Curry masterclass.
After going without a three-pointer in the previous game, Steph came back with vengeance draining 6 threes and finished with 34 points and seven assists to help the Warriors win their first title since 2018.
The win gave Curry a fourth NBA championship equalling Lebron and a first Finals MVP award after averaging 31.2 points, five assists, and two steals in the six-game series.
Steve Kerr, meanwhile, won his fourth title as Warriors head coach and his ninth overall after winning five championships during his playing career with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs.
Golden State’s title completes an incredible two-year turnaround for the franchise after finishing the 2019-20 season with the NBA’s worst record, then losing in the Western Conference play-in tournament in 2020-21.
The journey has been a particularly personal one for Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who missed two full campaigns because of a torn ACL and torn Achilles before returning in January.
Draymond Green had a tremendous game as well with 12 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and two blocks while knocking down a pair of 3-pointers in 42 minutes.
Andrew Wiggins once again delivered on both ends of the field. The Canadian finished with 18 points, six rebounds, five assists, four steals, and three blocks and played a pivotal role in limiting Jayson Tatum to 13 points on a 6-of-18 shooting.
Jaylen Brown led Boston with 34 points on 12-of-23 shooting but the Celtics once again committed 22 turnovers, which marked a new high for the team this series.
The loss also marked the Celtics’ first three-game losing streak since December 2021.
The Warriors dominated to close the first half with a 52-25 run after beginning the game down 14-2 and never looked back.
Celtics made a late run to try and force a game 7 but every time they got close, the Warriors made shots to ease the pressure.
With many having written Golden State Warriors off after Durant left, another NBA Championship will feel that much sweeter.