Steph Curry brings glory back to Golden State

Boston, United States, Jun 16 (EFE).- Steph Curry brought glory to the Golden State Warriors, leading them with 34 points and six triples Thursday in their 103-90 victory at the Boston Celtics field, awarding the Californian franchise’s seventh NBA title, the fourth in the last eight years.

It had to be Curry, the man who changed the history of the Warriors, to put his signature on a new title for Steve Kerr’s team, this time against a Boston Celtics who saw the dream of conquering their 18th crown vanish.

After the triumphs of 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017 and 2018, the Warriors added a new Larry O’Brien trophy to their record and they did it at home, at the TD Garden, in one of the most glorious settings in the NBA.

Curry, chosen as Finals MVP for the first time in his career, led his team with 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, supported by 18 points from Andrew Wiggins and a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds from Draymond Green.

The Warriors knocked down some Celtics in which Jayson Tatum didn’t go over 13 points, three rebounds and seven assists. The 34 points from Jaylen Brown and the double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds from the Dominican Al Horford were not enough for Ime Udoka’s team to force the seventh game of the series.

The match could not have started better for the Celtics, with a 14-2 driven by the triples of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, and with two early fouls by Klay Thompson, which forced Kerr’s timeout.

Based on intense defense and good shooting percentages, the Celtics interpreted Udoka’s plan in the best way, but not for long. The Warriors knew how to manage the bad start, limiting the negative partial, and came out between the final stretch of the first period and the beginning of the second with a devastating 21-0 that radically changed the face of the game.

The signal was given by Draymond Green, whose three-point successes did not exceed 30 percent, by connecting the first three-point basket to the Warriors’ consecutive four. Curry, who had snapped a streak of four straight years scoring at least one three-pointer per game three days ago, broke his brief drought, and Poole and Wiggins extended the quarter to a tough 37-22.

It was a psychological blow that threw the Boston team off center, who fell back into their nightmare: lost balls. They already accumulated 14 at halftime, with a deficit that reached 21 points at 54-33 before, with Brown in charge, the Celtics cut it to 15.

The Celtics’ turnover data and the Warriors’ excellent ensemble performance sent clear messages. Those from San Francisco already had four players above 10 points in 24 minutes: Curry and Thompson added 12, Poole 11 and Wiggins, 10. In addition, Green dominated with seven rebounds and already distributed five assists. EFE


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