The Warriors were crowned NBA champions for the seventh time in their history on Thursday, the fourth in six Finals played in the past eight seasons.
Golden State won 103-90 in Boston, thanks to Stephen Curry (34 points) and an iron defense, to win this final 4-2.
The ‘Dubs’ thus revive a dynasty started in 2015, with a title gleaned that year and two others in 2017 and 2018, while having lost in the finals of 2016 and 2019. They had won two first rings at the time when they played in Philadelphia (1947 and 1956) and a third, in the jersey of Golden State, in 1975.
Decisive, Stephen Curry was named best player of the final. Aged 34, the double MVP of the regular seasons in 2015 and 2016 had not been distinguished in this way during the three titles won in 2015, 2017 and 2018. He averages 31.2 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists on this ultimate series.
Author of 43 points in a capital act IV for the Warriors led 2-1 in the series, Stephen Curry once again carried his team on Thursday. He had 34 points – 6 of 11 3-pointers – 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals. Andrew Wiggins had 18 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.
4th coronation of the ‘Splashbrothers’
Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala all celebrated their fourth title for the Warriors, who had missed the play-offs in both 2020 and 2021 and had the League’s worst record in 2019/20 (15 -50). Thompson’s return to business in January put the team back on track.
The other ‘Splashbrother’ had been sidelined for two and a half years due to a serious knee injury, which occurred during the last match of the 2019 final lost to Toronto. “It all paid off,” he said. ‘I shed a lot of tears. We knew it was possible, but it’s crazy to achieve it.’