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17th Jun 2022

Golden State Warriors win fourth NBA championship in eight years after beating Celtics

Charlie Herbert

Golden State Warriors win NBA Finals after beating Boston Celtics

The Warriors dynasty continues

The Golden State Warriors have claimed their fourth NBA championship in eight years after beating the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

The Warriors beat the Celtics 103-90 in game six in Boston to clinch the series 4-2, having been 1-0 and 2-1 down in the seven-game finals series.

Warriors star Stephen Curry scored 34 points and made 6 of 11 from deep in the game 6 win, and was named the NBA Finals MVP (most valuable player) for the first time in his career.

The championship victory, which is Golden State’s seventh in their history, completes a remarkable turnaround for the franchise.

After Steve Kerr was hired as the Warriors head coach in 2014, they went on to win three championships in four years between 2015 and 2018.

But after losing the 2019 finals to the Toronto Raptors, the franchise finished with the worst record in the NBA in 2020 and missed out on the postseason in 2021.

As a result, many thought the Warriors dynasty was perhaps at an end.

Instead, the Warriors have stormed to another championship, becoming the first team to go from being the league’s worst side to winning the championship in the space of two years.

The Celtics had been searching for a record-equalling 18th championship, but ultimately fell short in their first appearance in the NBA finals since 2010.

It had looked like they may be on course to pick up a first title since 2008 when they won at the Warriors in the first game of the series, and then won game 3 to take a 2-1 lead.

But the Steph Curry-inspired Warriors won the next two games, before wrapping up the series on Thursday, making sure that one of basketball’s greatest dynasties is still well and truly alive.

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