The Golden State Warriors, new NBA champions

  • Steve Kerr’s team wins 103-90 at the Boston Celtics court with 34 points from Curry and they get their fourth ring in eight years and the seventh in the franchise

Steph Curry returned glory to the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, leading them with 34 points and six triples towards the 103-90 victory in the field of the Boston Celtics that was worth the seventh title of the NBA of the Californian franchise, the fourth in the last eight years.

It had to be Curry, the man who changed the history of the Warriors, to put his signature on a new team title Steve Kerr, this time in front of some boston celtics who saw the dream of conquering their eighteenth crown vanish. After triumphs in 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017 and 2018, the Warriors added a new Larry O’Brien trophy to their record and did so on the road, at the TD Garden, in one of the most glorious settings in the NBA.

“I’m happy for everyone, but the Steph thing…” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “It is that without him, all this would not happen, and that does not take anything away from the merits of the board for the team he built. But Steph is the only reason why all this happened. For me it is the icing on a career already incredible”.

Currychosen as Finals MVP for the first time in his career, he led his team with 34 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists, supported by 18 points from Andrew Wiggins and a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds from Draymond Green.

The Warriors knocked down some Celtics in which Jayson Tatum did not exceed 13 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists. The 34 points of Jaylene Brown and the double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds from the Dominican Al Horford were not enough for the I teamI Udoka could force Game 7 of the series.

“This is going to hurt for a while, it’s probably never going to go away,” the Celtics coach admitted in the newsroom. “We can learn from this, grow from this, take this experience and see if there’s another level to go to.”

warrior reaction

And that the meeting could not start better for the Celtics, with a 14-2 driven by triples Jaylene Brown and from JAyson Tatumand with two early fouls by Klay Thompson, which forced Kerr’s timeout. Based on intense defense and good shooting percentages, the Celtics interpreted Udoka’s plan in the best way, but not for long. The Warriors knew how to manage the bad start, limiting the negative partial, and came out between the final stretch of the first period and the beginning of the second with a devastating 21-0 which radically changed the face of the party.

The signal was given Dramond Green, whose percentages in triples does not exceed 30%, when connecting the first three-point basket of the four consecutive of the Warriors. Curry, who had interrupted a streak of four consecutive years scoring at least one triple per game three days ago, broke his, brief, drought, and Poole and Wiggins they prolonged the partial until the hard 37-22. It was a psychological blow that threw the Boston team off center, who fell back into their nightmare, lost balls. They already accumulated thirteen at the break, with a disadvantage that touched 21 points in the 54-33 before, with Brown up front, the Celtics will cut it to 15 to return to the locker room.

The Celtics’ turnover data and the Warriors’ excellent ensemble performance sent clear messages. Those from San Francisco already had four players above ten points in 24 minutes: Curry and Thompson they added 12, Poole, 11 and wiggins10. In addition, Green dominated in the paint with 7 rebounds and already distributed 5 assists.

Curry speeds up, Horford responds

Green himself opened, in the third period, a true festival of triples with which the Warriors escaped again to a 22-point lead in the game. 72-50. Horford made three straight 3-pointers for the Celtics, but Porter Jr, with two, and Curry, with two others, the last of which from long distance, frustrated attempts to Udoka.

However, this was not enough to bring down the competitive soul of the greens. In particular that of Horford, who with a masterful three-point play rewarded the desperate push of the Celtics and cut the margin to nine points (74-65). The Dominican, idol of the local fans, also sealed a tremendous shot and celebrated it by showing his muscles to a Garden that got back into the game completely. Ten points (76-66) was the rent to defend for the Warriors in the last period to become champions.

Curry’s sentence

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those of Kerr managed to maintain their advantage, not allowing them to get close to the Celtics, although Curry and Thompson repeatedly forgave, from the perimeter, the blow that could be definitive. That forced them to suffer until the end, when Jaylene Brown placed the Celtics eight points away. It was necessary to maintain lucidity and Draymond Green and Currywith a great penetration, managed to curb the enthusiasm of the Garden, in which Horford was the last to surrender.

The sentence came three minutes from the end, when Curry, from a corner, hit the triple of the 96-81, to reach 30 points. fans of the Celtics They started to leave the stands. The match of Curry would finish with 34 points, and the Warriors, pushed by their brightest star, returned to the Olympus of basketball.

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