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(Boston) Stephen Curry had 34 points and led the Golden State Warriors to their fourth NBA championship in eight seasons Thursday night with a 103-90 win over the Boston Celtics.

Updated at 6:10am

Curry again showed his excellence at TD Garden, where he scored 31 and 43 points in the first two away games of this final.

Curry also had seven rebounds and seven assists, helping the Warriors win this Finals in six games.

“We found a way to get the job done,” Curry said. We built this team for 10-11 years. It means a lot to celebrate on this podium. »

The California team had also been crowned NBA champions in 2015, 2017 and 2018. In 2016 and 2019 they lost in the final.


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Stephen Curry (center) had 34 points and led the Golden State Warriors to a fourth NBA championship in eight seasons.

“The championships have all been unique, all have been special,” said Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. This title was perhaps the most unlikely. It takes a team effort to achieve that and we have a very good squad. »

Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala are the only Warriors players to have featured in all four wins.

Curry was able to add the Bill Russell Trophy to his collection by being voted Finals Most Valuable Player.

“I finally got my hands on this trophy,” Curry said. It’s something special. Everyone has contributed to this process. »

Thompson and Green, who added 12 assists, both had 12 points for the Warriors. Canada’s Andrew Wiggins contributed offensively with 18 points and substitute Jordan Poole finished the game with 15 points.

Jaylen Brown was the most efficient offense for the Celtics, amassing 34 points and seven rebounds. He was joined by veteran Al Horford, who put on a strong performance of 19 points and 14 rebounds.

Boston’s other offensive star, Jayson Tatum, struggled in Game 6 with just 13 points and five turnovers. He was the first player in NBA history to total 100 turnovers in a playoff run.

The Warriors almost from start to finish


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Andrew Wiggins (22) and Jaylen Brown (7)

The Celtics started the game strong, as one would expect from a team facing elimination in the Finals.

Brown blasted a three-point field goal and 28 seconds later Tatum topped a 10-point drive by also hitting a shot from beyond the arc to give the Celtics a 12-2 lead.

However, the warriors have seen others over the years and they have quietly recovered. They approached calmly before ending the first quarter with a 27-22 lead after an 11-point streak.

At the beginning of the second quarter, the guests kept their foot on the accelerator. Poole had two threes and Wiggins finished off a dunk that extended the lead to 37-22.

The Warriors’ 21-point streak was the longest in the NBA Finals in 50 years.

“We couldn’t break their streaks,” admitted Celtics center Robert Williams III. We made mistakes. They played harder and won tonight. »

The home side closed up to eight points thanks to Williams’ dunk, but Steve Kerr’s men restarted the machine to dominate the Celtics 15-8 in the final six minutes and returned to the dressing room with a 54-39.

With three-point shots, the Warriors found a way to distance themselves from their opponents in the third quarter. They had six, three of which were from Curry’s right hand.

It was also the reason for the Celtics’ comeback in the third quarter. The Warriors missed four shots from the perimeter and the Boston side went on a 16-4 series in the last six minutes.

The Warriors led 76-66 early in the last quarter and looked to tighten the game defensively, and they held a 10+ point lead for most of the last 12 minutes to confirm their title.

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