Golden State Warriors de Stephen Curry conquista quarto título da NBA em oito anos
A equipe liderou o Boston Celtics, dando ao técnico Steve Kerr seu nono anel na carreira e dando a Curry seu primeiro prêmio de MVP das Finais.
O Golden State Warriors é campeão da NBA novamente, derrotando o Boston Celtics por 103 a 90 na noite de quinta-feira pelo seu quarto título nas últimas oito temporadas.
Stephen Curry marcou 34 pontos e foi nomeado MVP das Finais da NBA quando os Warriors venceram o sétimo campeonato da franquia. E a equipe completou uma jornada como nenhuma outra, chegando a cinco finais seguidas antes de cair para o fundo da NBA e agora retornando ao topo depois de apenas duas temporadas com o pior recorde da liga.
É um tetracampeonato para Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green e Andre Iguodala. Os três primeiros anéis vieram em 2015, 2017 e 2018, quando o Golden State Warriors chegou a cinco finais consecutivas.
Injuries, including one that sidelined Thompson for two and a half years, and lineup changes changed everything. But this season, with Thompson returning halfway through, the Warriors are finally back.
To the top again. The championship once again denied the legendary Celtics their record 18th championship, which would have allowed Boston to break a tie with the Los Angeles Lakers in league history.
This story for the Warriors has a very different ending to their last game against Toronto in 2019, when Kevin Durant tore his Achilles in Game 5, then Thompson’s torn cruciate ligament that led to the Raptors The team won the 6th game.
Durant’s decision to leave freelancing to join the Brooklyn Nets this summer was compounded by Thompson, who also injured his Achilles while recovering from a knee injury.
It pushes Golden State to rebuild and become a tank. The Warriors took advantage of their two-year hiatus on the NBA’s biggest stage to reshuffle their roster — adding former No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins, who played well in his first Finals, and Another rising star, Jordan Poole.
Everything clicked. It was Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr’s ninth championship after winning five as a player. He is the sixth coach to win four championships after Phil Jackson, Red Auerbach, John Kundera, Gregg Popovich and Pat Riley.
Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 34 points. Al Horford added 19 points. Jayson Tatum had 13 points but went 6 for 18 from the field. Boston has also committed 22 turnovers and has dropped to 1-8 this postseason with 16 or more turnovers.
It was only the fifth loss in 22 games in the Championship Series for Boston to turn around the season and have a chance at the title. Boston went 25-25 after 50 games, then went into the Finals with a disappointment that nearly captured the franchise’s second championship since 1986.
This is the third season in a row to be impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic, and while the situation is close to normal, the pictures and videos of the championship celebrations will always be a reminder that the virus remains a concern.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is unable to play because he remains in compliance with the league’s health and safety protocols regarding the virus. The newly designed Larry O’Brien Trophy — a golden memento of NBA champions — was presented to the Warriors by Vice President Mark Tatum.