It’s official folks. The Golden State Warriors are your 2022 NBA champions, beating the Boston Celtics in game six by a score of 103-90.
The Warriors put their blood, sweat, and tears into this championship run, and experienced plenty of hardship along the way. They were the worst team in the league only two years ago, and now they’ve won it all.
They played picture-perfect basketball, acting unselfishly and keeping the ball moving at all times. All of this is thanks to Head Coach Steve Kerr, who has cemented himself as an all-time great.
Klay Thompson tore his Achilles in the NBA Finals against the Raptors three years ago. Despite not playing for over two years, he finished today’s spectacle with a solid 12 points and 5 rebounds.
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Andrew Wiggins spent his career hearing he was a bust from fans around the league, not finding a proper home until being traded to Golden State in 2020. The forward finished the game with 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Steph Curry had the best game of them all, with 34 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists, as well as bringing home his first Finals MVP. The joy on his face at the end of the game would have made one think this is his first championship.
The Boston Celtics were led with a valiant effort by Jaylen Brown, finishing with 34 points and 7 rebounds, however his play was not matched by his teammates. The rest of the Celtics seemed tired and defeated for most of the game, and Jayson Tatum could not make a 3-pointer to save his life.
The Warriors are no strangers to winning, as this is their fourth championship in eight years, but that doesn’t make it any less special. They are more than likely to retain their mostly young team, and after enjoying some time off will prepare to win next year’s finals.