The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at TD Garden, winning their fourth championship in the past eight seasons. The Warriors’ Steph Curry scored 34 points and earned NBA Finals MVP for the first time in his career, as the Warriors captured their seventh NBA title in franchise history.
For Curry and his fellow longtime teammates Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala, it’s a fourth NBA title together. Their first three championship rings came in 2015, 2017 and 2018, when Golden State made five straight trips to the Finals.
Andrew Wiggins excelled in his first Finals appearance, finishing with 18 points, six rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks in Game 6. Jordan Poole had 15 points and three rebounds off the bench, Green had 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists, and Thompson had 12 points and five rebounds for the Warriors.
For the Celtics, Jaylen Brown led with 34 points, while veteran center Al Horford had 19 points and 14 boards. Jayson Tatum notched 13 points, but he shot just 6 of 18 from the field in a disappointing series. Boston also committed 22 turnovers in the loss.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr earned his ninth overall championship — five as a player, and four as a head coach. He became the sixth head coach to win four titles, joining Phil Jackson, Gregg Popovich, Pat Riley, Red Auerbach and John Kundla.
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