Thanks to the performance of a sensational Stephen Curryrecognized for the first time as MVP, the Golden State Warriors they won (90-103) on the court of the Boston Celtics to finalize the NBA Finals for a global balance of 4-2 and thus conquer his fourth ring since 2015.
Stephen Currywith 34 points and 6 triples, led the victory at the TD Garden in Boston and celebrated the rebirth of the dynasty of Golden State together with his eternal partners Klay Thompson y Draymond Greenboth with 12 points.
“At the beginning of the season no one thought we would be here, except everyone who is on this court right now. It’s surreal,” said a beaming Curry holding up his MVP award.
Neither the mystique of Boston, nor the resistance of Jaylen Brown (34 points) and the Dominican Al Horford (19) stood in the way of some Warriors that ended a three-year journey in the desert.
«This has been the most unexpected title but I am blessed. I have been surrounded by superstars and when you are surrounded by superstars anything can happen », he stressed in full celebration Steve Kerrwho has led the team since 2014.
When it came to recognizing the stars, the technician did not hesitate to point out Currywho at 34 years of age took over the team in this tie with averages of 31.2 points, 5.2 triples, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.
The base, the greatest three-point player in the NBA and one of the best players in history, has 2 season MVP awards (2015 and 2016) but the one for the Finals had eluded him until now.
A 21-0 run
Los Celticswho had no room for error, started the clash strongly but then went on a 21-0 run, never seen in the last half century of Finals, and had to admit a defeat that left them without their coveted 18th ring.
“This is going to hurt for a while. It will probably never go away but it has to propel us forward.” Ime Udokawho in his first season as head coach guided the Celtics to a title challenge for the first time since 2010.
The Celtics remain the winningest franchise along with the Lakers, both with 17 trophies, and the Warriors are in third place with seven.
The Celtics paid for the gray game of their star, Jayson Tatum, who had 13 points and a poor 6/18 shooting from the field. The Celtics’ 19,000 fans were ready to defend TD Garden and send the tie to a decisive Game 7 in San Francisco.
Their players gave them reason to believe with a fast-paced start in which they took a 14-2 lead against an outmatched Warriors. But pulling veteran, Golden State kept calm and Curry and the substitute Jordan Poole sprang into action to accelerate to a 21-0 run.
Nerves got the better of the Celtics and Golden State pressed past the 20-point lead, leading TD Garden to boo even its players. after the break, Curry A tribute was given with a rain of triples that led the Warriors to a maximum advantage of 22 points (72-50) and, in an iconic image, to point to their hand claiming their fourth ring.
But the Celtics were not going to give up without a fight and driven by Brown and Horford they achieved a 15-2 run that put them 74-65 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Without the threat of the erratic Tatumlos Warriors They didn’t let the Celtics get any closer on the scoreboard and sealed the win with three-pointers by Wiggins and Curry, who ended up celebrating the title in tears hugging his father, former player Dell Curry, and his dynasty teammates.
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