Golden State Warriors have done it. They have managed to beat Boston Celtics in game 6 of the NBA Finals and win the series 4-2. After not qualifying for the playoffs in the previous two seasons, the Warriors have their 4th title in 8 years. This is surreal. This is domination in the NBA. Boston, playing at home, could not manage to take the series to the last game and somehow choked in the 6th. However, for them, things are only looking better as this was their first final in 12 years. Not a lot of people were expecting the Celtics to be where they are, and it shows a lot of progress. On the other hand, Steph Curry and their mates will be celebrating as the long season finally ends with the ring.
Golden State Warriors beat Boston Celtics 103-90, which many would say was not the closest of the finals. Except in the first few minutes, the Warriors never lost their lead and closed the game with a 13-point lead. Steph Curry scored 34 points, the most by any player in the match. He has also been awarded the finals MVP for the first time in his illustrious career. In the last 30 years, no trio has won more final games than Klay-Draymond-Steph. They have 21 finals win to their names, and it seems there is no stopping them.
Let’s take a closer look at the match and how it unfolded.
Golden State Warriors Win, Clinch The Series.
Golden State Warriors would have loved to lift the trophy at homecourt but the sooner the victory, the better. As for Boston, it was a do-or-die match to take the series to the final but eventually came short. Steph Curry and the entire team were in tears as they could not hold back their emotions. After the match, Steph said, “This is what it’s all about, playing for a championship and what we’ve been through the last three years,”. “Beginning of the season, nobody thought we’d be here except everybody on this court right now, and it’s amazing. Very surreal, though.” “You never take this for granted because you never know when you’re going to be back here. And to get back here and get it done, it means the world,”
How The Game Started- Quarter 1
Game 6 started pretty strong for Boston, playing at home. In the first few minutes, they had a lead of 12-2. But slowly, the Warriors found their rhythm and came back into the game. The intensity Warriors showed somehow overpowered the Celtics, and the away team took the first quarter 22-27.
Quater 2- Golden State Warriors Vs Boston Celtics
The only player in rhythm for the Celtics was Jaylen Brwon. While others were struggling, he was giving out his life to the game. But it wasn’t enough, as the second quarter turned out to be even more devastating for Boston. The Warriors increased the lead even further and won the quarter 17-27, going into the break with a lead of 15 points.
The 3rd quarter did show some hope for the Celtics as they gained a little bit of momentum. Other players started chipping in as well, and the home crowd had their hopes up. But it never looked as if the Warriors were being completely outplayed. They were always there, and even though they lost the quarter, they still looked decent enough in the 3rd. Nevertheless, Boston won the quarter 27-22, cutting the lead down to 10.
The start of the 4th was when the entire home crowd was behind the Celtics. For a brief period, they even managed to cut down the lead to single digits, but it was never enough. Golden State Warriors came back, and there was no way home for Boston. Everything just fell apart, they lost the quarter, lost the match, and lost the NBA title. Brown was their lone torch bearer, scoring 34 points, as much as Curry did for the Warriors. The Warriors took the quarter 24-27.
Despite the disappointing end for the Celtics, huge credit must be given to them. Reaching the NBA Finals when nobody thought they would is a big deal. They were not even the best team in the regular season but played like true champions in the playoffs. A big congratulations to Boston Celtics for such an amazing run and a bigger congratulation to Golden State Warriors for their 4th title in 8 years.
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