Warriors vs. Celtics score:leads Stephen Curry Golden State to fourth NBA championship in eight years
For the fourth time in the last eight years, the Golden State Warriors are NBA champions after coming away with a 103-90 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden on Thursday night.
After falling behind 14-2 to start the game, the Warriors ultimately took control of things thanks to a 30-8 run that stretched from the end of the first quarter into the second.
While the Celtics were ultimately able to cut the deficit to single digits in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry and the Warriors were not going to be denied another championship as they seemingly had an answer for every run Boston made down the stretch.
In the end, Curry, once again, led the way for Golden State on the offensive end finishing the series-clinching win with a team-high 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assists adding yet another chapter to his already storied career.
The rest of the Warriors offered Curry plenty of help as Andrew Wiggins, Jordan Poole, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson all scored in double figures as well.
On the other end, the Celtics were led by Jaylen Brown who did all he could with 34 points, seven rebounds and three assists but, unfortunately for Boston fans, it wasn't enough to extend their season one more game.
Going forward, the Celtics' front office will need to figure out a way to push this group over the hump but tonight is all about the Warriors extending their dynasty.
Steve Kerr won five titles as a player with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs, and has now added his fourth as head coach of the Golden State Warriors. As a result, he has become just the seventh player or coach in NBA history to have nine championships.
The Celtics were up 2-1 in the series, and had a lead late in the fourth quarter of Game 4. If they could have just held on down the stretch of that game, they might be the ones celebrating a championship tonight. Instead, they lost three straight games and will rue a huge missed opportunity.
Yes, they have a young, talented core, and should be in the playoff mix for years to come. But getting to the Finals is never easy, and we might look back at this series in five years as their best chance to win a title with this group.
Golden State was the dominant team for most of the game, and the Warriors are champions once again after missing the playoffs altogether the last two seasons. Curry put together a masterpiece of a performance not just in Game 6, but over the course of the series to capture his fourth ring.