Golden State Warriors 4th title in 8 years.
Golden State Warriors win the championship on Thursday night at the TD Garden in Boston, Stephen Curry couldn’t decide whether to laugh or cry as time wound down. He was beaming with joy after leading the Golden State Warriors to their fourth NBA title, and it was easy to see why. With only two seconds remaining in Game 7 of the 2022 NBA Finals, Curry suddenly collapsed to the floor. He buried his face in his hands, put his head on his elbows, and cried.
Draymond Green predicted that Curry would be furious after shooting 0-for-9 from 3-point range in Game 5, and he was right. Game 6 was played on Thursday in Boston. A man who keeps his emotions in check but knows how to shoot a basketball would be justified in venting his rage with 34 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds, and a 6-for-11 performance from three-point range. When the final horn sounded, everyone on the court rushed out to celebrate. Curry stood up, wiped his eyes with his hands, and then sat back down again in a sob.
The Warriors won Game 6 of the NBA Finals 103-90 over the Boston Celtics, restoring their dynasty. But this was the least-anticipated Warriors season since Steph Curry’s first championship year in 2015. After Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson went their separate ways due to injury and absence, and Curry dealt with his own string of ailments, the Warriors went into a two-year slumber in the NBA wilderness. Given how long the Warriors have been the best team in the NBA, their unlikely return to the top is not that surprising.
Then, after a brief break, Thompson, Poole, Damion Lee, and the two rookies, Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga, swarmed Curry (who was 12 years old when Curry won his first ring). Andre Iguodala came all the way from the middle of the court to pull Curry away from the melee and hand him the ball. Iguodala was one of only three active Warriors who had played with Curry on all three championship teams. He embraced his close friend.