Golden State Warriors Win 2022 NBA Finals, Stephen Curry Named MVP

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The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals to clinch a 4-2 series victory.

It was a slow start for the Warriors as they trailed 14-2 as of the 8:02 mark of the opening period. Golden State used a historic 21-0 run — the longest scoring run in the last 50 NBA Finals — helping them to overtake the lead from the Celtics along the way before the first quarter even ended. The Warriors never trailed again.

Stephen Curry stepped up in a major way to close out the series. He finished Game 6 with 34 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists while shooting 6-11 from deep. He finished the NBA Finals averaging 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists, which earned him the Finals MVP.

The championship pedigree of this Warriors group was on display throughout Game 6. The Celtics turned it over 23 times and with Golden State shooting 19-46 from deep, it was simply too much for Boston to overcome.

The Warriors previously made five consecutive NBA Finals and won three championships with this group. Klay Thompson suffered consecutive season-ending injuries while Stephen Curry missed a lot of time in 2019-20 with a hand injury. They regrouped to regain championship status.

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After the last few years of coming up short, the Warriors used it as an opportunity to re-tool. Andrew Wiggins was acquired for D’Angelo Russell after attempting to give him a try. Wiggins emerged as a key contributor this season being named an All-Star starter and contributing a lot in the playoffs.

The contributions of Jordan Poole cannot go without being mentioned. He’s emerged as the third “Splash Bros” this season and led some timely runs throughout the series. Draymond Green had an up-and-down NBA Finals performance amid shooting struggles. He found his way late in the series and played a key role on both ends of the floor.

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The Warriors will now need to navigate the costly paydays they will need to hand out soon for key contributors like Jordan Poole and Andrew Wiggins next offseason. In the immediate future, rotation players like Gary Payton II, Kevon Looney, and Otto Porter Jr. each will reach free agency this offseason.

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