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Curry crowned MVP as Warriors clinch NBA title
17 Jun 2022, 17:13 GMT+10

The Golden State Warriors finished the job in Game 6 against the Boston Celtics to win a fourth championship in eight years

Steph Curry was named Finals MVP as he led the Golden State Warriors to the NBA championship title with victory in Game 6 of their series against the Boston Celtics.

Curry scored 34 points in a 103-90 win for the Warriors on the road, earning them a fourth NBA crown in the past eight years and seventh in franchise history.

Curry's tally in Boston included 6-of-11 from 3-point range, after his record 233-game streak of scoring at least one 3-pointer in a game had come to an end in Game 5 of the series.

Elsewhere for the Dubs at TD Garden on Thursday night, Draymond Green also shone with 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists.

Andrew Wiggins added 18 points, six rebounds and five assists, Jordan Poole scored 15 off the bench, and Klay Thompson finished with 12 points.

The dynasty of coach Steve Kerr and Curry, Thompson, Green and Andre Iguodala was burnished further as they won a fourth title each, while the likes of Wiggins, Poole and Gary Payton II tasted championship glory for the first time.

For coach Kerr, 56, who took over at the Warriors in the 2014-15 season, it's a ninth NBA title overall as he added to the five he won as a player at Chicago and San Antonio.

Curry was crowned Finals MVP as he joined the likes of LeBron James on four NBA titles. � Adam Glanzman / Getty Images

Seeking to take the series all the way, the Celtics had opened up a 14-2 lead inside the first five minutes at TD Garden before the Warriors took control of the game, surging ahead in a blitz which began in the middle of the first quarter and at one stage included 21 unanswered points.

Backed by their vociferous home crowd, the Celtics pushed hard to keep themselves just about within reach but were never able to turn the tide.

Having led the series 1-0 and 2-1, the Celtics' wait goes on for an 18th championship and first since 2008.

This season's success for the Warriors is all the more remarkable as they bounced back from enduring the NBA's worst record just two years ago and missing out on the playoffs last season, having made five straight finals appearances in the preceding years.


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