Curry Leads Warriors to Winning Series Against Celtics in 6 Games and becoming NBA Champions
The Warriors (and Steph Curry) have reclaimed their NBA title, reaching 4-2 in the series of the 2022 Finals.
After defeating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game 6 of the series, beating the odds at bookies with no deposit bonuses too, Golden State have won the NBA Finals in 2021-22. The Warriors prevailed in a comfortable series-clinching victory on Boston’s home court en way to their first NBA title since 2018. In the last eight NBA seasons, they’ve won four titles.
Boston Set Off Game 6 Furiously
The Celtics took an early lead. Boston took advantage of multiple Warriors turnovers to convert open looks and take a 14-2 lead early on. With their backs against the wall, the Celtics appeared to be on their way to forcing a Game 7 with an outstanding performance.
‘The Dubs’, on the other hand, retaliated. If there’s one thing the 2022 NBA Finals have taught us, it’s how easy great starts can be undone. In the early minutes, the Warriors tightened up defensively, rapidly adjusting to a Celtics approach that was uncommonly concentrated on posting up. As a result, Boston became sloppy. They made a number of egregious turnovers and began to put in a lethargic effort on the opposite end.
Warriors’ Defense Was Key to Turn Course of Match
On Thursday, the Warriors didn’t shoot anyone out of the arena. Klay Thompson made a pair of difficult jumpers to start the game, but it was the Dubs’ defense, led by an exceptional Draymond Green, that helped them turn the tides once again.
Jordan Poole came into the game late in the first quarter, and he was at his best. He was able to bend the Celtics’ defense to his will by driving inside and making open threes when they came his way.
Draymond Green hit an open corner three as Golden State closed in on Boston. Steph Curry sank a contested shot of his own after another stop, and the Warriors took the lead for the first time in the game. In less than a quarter, they had overcome a double-digit deficit and were on the verge of constructing their own.
Poole kept Golden State’s momentum going in the second quarter, even with Curry on the bench. The Warriors eventually went on a 21-0 run that lasted three quarters and sapped all of the energy from the Celtics’ home audience. Boston answered by cutting the advantage to single digits, but the Warriors finished the half strong, leading 54-39 at the break.
Celtics fans Hoped for Miracle, But It Didn’t Happen
Celtics fans most likely tried to tell themselves that early foul problems had kept their best players off the court for longer than necessary in the first half. They were well-rested and ready to make a comeback.
However, they had already lost this series when Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Jordan Poole struggled through the first four games of the series, but the Warriors still tied the series at two games apiece thanks to Steph’s greatness, or when the Warriors won a pivotal Game 5 victory despite Steph’s worst postseason performance.
To access their deepest reservoirs of greatness, the greatest players just need a momentary flash of light at the end of the tunnel. Curry had been injured earlier in the series and appeared exhausted during his ineffective Game 5, but he was now one half away from another championship. As long as he ensured Golden State crossed the finish line, that is. That’s exactly what he did.
Curry had 34 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and only 2 turnovers in nearly 40 minutes of action, shooting 12-for-21 from the field (6-for-11 from three). Curry has previously deserved NBA Finals MVP honors, so it’s natural that he’ll win it this year in his best statistical performance in the NBA’s championship series. Actually, Steph Curry now has four NBA titles, an MVP of the Finals, and two MVPs for the regular season. Only LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, and Tim Duncan can make that claim.
Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala have each won four NBA championships in their respective careers. Kevon Looney now has three championships under his belt. For being a member of this team, the remainder of the players will receive their first career rings.