The Golden State Warriors have won the NBA championship, with a 103-90 victory in Game 6 at the TD Garden on Thursday, sealing a 4-2 series win against the Boston Celtics.
It was the Celtics who started hot in front of their home fans, starting the game on a 14-2 run, but the Warriors fought back to a 22-16 deficit, and from there launched a game-winning 21-0 run. The Warriors used that run to jump ahead 37-22, and the Celtics were never able to trim the lead to below eight points the rest of the way.
Stephen Curry secured his first ever Finals MVP with a team-high 34 points on 12-of-20 shooting, going six-of-10 from long range, while also adding seven rebounds and seven assists.
However, where the Warriors won Game 6 was on the defensive end, forcing 21 turnovers and holding Jayson Tatum to just 13 points on six-of-18 shooting.
Andrew Wiggins was terrific, finishing with four steals and three blocks as he made Tatum’s life miserable, and he added 18 points on seven-of-18 shooting.
It is the Warriors’ seventh NBA title in their history, and their fourth in the past eight seasons.
Thursday’s win completed an impressive turnaround from 2-1 down in the series to a 4-2 victory after winning the last three contests, including two in Boston.
Head coach Steve Kerr – who won five NBA Finals rings as a player for the Chicago Bulls (three) and San Antonio Spurs (two) – has now won the same number as a coach, all with the Warriors.