After three years, the Golden State Warriors have come back to the NBA throne, defeating the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals. The Dub Nation ended this series in six games, winning Game 6 at the TD Garden 103-90, thus clinching the championship.
“We found a way to just get it done,” Steph Curry said following the game.
Golden State’s sharpshooter won his first NBA Finals MVP, further increasing his legend and getting the one award he missed in his prosperous career.
Curry ended tonight’s event with 34 points, seven boards, and assists, with six hit threes. Throughout the series, Steph was dropping 31.2 points with six boards and five assists, posting 44% from downtown and 48% from the floor. He had a masterful Game 4, which flipped the series upside down, once he scored 43 points in Boston and stopped the Celtics’ momentum.
“I’m happy for everybody, but I’m thrilled for Steph,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “To me, this is his crowning achievement in what’s already been an incredible career.”
The Warriors were confident throughout the entire game, setting the pace early on and keeping it until the end. They had a 15-point advantage at the halftime, allowing only 39 points, and were up 22 throughout the third period. It was obvious at the time that the Cs had no chances of coming back, despite them cutting down the lead to 10 before the start of the final sequence.
Andrew Wiggins was once again very good, having 18 points, six boards, five assists, and four steals, once again reminding everyone that he was the best defender throughout the playoffs. Wiggins also recorded three blocks, completely shutting down the Celtics’ offense.
Draymond Green was near a triple-double with 12 points, 12 boards and eight dimes, having two blocks and steals, turning up the heat on Boston’s backcourt when needed. Klay Thompson didn’t have his night hitting just five of 20 attempts for 12 points, but that was enough for the Warriors tonight. Also, we need to mention Jordan Poole, who scored 15 points in 18 minutes off the bench.
On the other side, Jaylen Brown led the way with 34 points and seven boards. JB is the guy who always takes the ball in tough moments for the Cs and delivers, which can’t be said for Jayson Tatum, who once again struggled and failed to show up when it matters the most. Tatum had miserable 13 points with five turnovers, 6-for-18 from the field. Just to remind you that Tatum shot 5-for-21 from the field in the fourth period until Game 6.
Marcus Smart had another poor performance as well, with nine points, nine assists, six boards, and 4-for-12 from the field, while Al Horford gave his best, posting a double-double with 19 points and 14 boards.
“Just couldn’t withstand their runs,” Celtics center Robert Williams said. “Messing up. They played harder and won tonight.”
We’ve seen the Cs’ bench underachieving for the second time in a row, this time even worse. They would score five points, which is ridiculous in the current situation.
The series started well for the Celtics, who won Game 1 in San Francisco, yet after that fell down and collapsed, losing three events in a row, eventually missing a very good chance to win the title. They now have to regroup, find a way to bounce back next year and learn something from this loss.
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