Golden State Warriors clinch fourth NBA title in eight years after beating Boston Celtic

Warriors also won the title in 2015, 2017 and 2018

By Web Desk
June 17, 2022
Stephen Curry and Golden State players celebrating with NBA trophy — Twitter

BOSTON: The Golden State Warriors Thursday defeated the Boston Celtics to win their fourth NBA championship in the last eight years at TD Garden.

In game six, the Warriors triumphed 103-90, clinching the series 4-2.

They are also the first team to move from the league's weakest team to a title in two years, having finished 2019-20 with a dismal 15-50 record.

For the first time, Stephen Curry, who was twice the most valuable player during the regular season, was named NBA Finals MVP.

The 34-year-old point guard averaged 31.2 points per game in the six games, including 34 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds in Thursday's win.

Golden State won the NBA title for the first time in four years, with Andrew Wiggins scoring 18 points and Jordan Poole 15 points.

They also won the title in 2015, 2017, and 2018, but lost in the finals in 2016 and 2019 before missing the playoffs the last two seasons while rebuilding their roster.

Kevin Durant left the San Francisco Warriors as a free agent in 2019, while Curry and Klay Thompson, who scored 12 points on Thursday, were both injured in the 2019-20 season.

The duo, along with important defensive player Draymond Green, have been instrumental in the team's four championship victories.