The Golden State Warriors have climbed the mountain championship after beating the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game 6 to win the series 4-2.
After falling behind 14-2 early in the first quarter, the Warriors went on a 21-0 run, the longest scoring run in a Finals game over the past 50 years, per Elias Sports Bureau. The Warriors entered the second half with a 15-point lead and never looked back. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 34 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
The Warriors captured their fourth title in eight seasons, the first team to achieve that feat since the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls (1991 to ’98), according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Curry was named Finals MVP, an honor that eluded him in previous trips to the championship round. He averaged 31.2 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists while shooting 44% from 3-point range in the series. He joins Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Tim Duncan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players with four rings, multiple league MVPs and a Finals MVP.
With Golden State crowned as the new NBA champion, Curry’s brother, Seth, Bay Area native Joe Mixon and more sports stars took to social media in droves to congratulate the Warriors and Curry.