June 17, 2022 – The Golden State Warriors are once again NBA champions as Steph Curry and the Dubs reclaim their rightful throne as they beat the Boston Celtics in 6 games (4-2). The Warriors dropped the axe against the Celtics in TD Garden and took the Larry O’Brien championship trophy back to California.
Curry and the Warriors consistently controlled the pace of the game throughout the 4 quarters which lead to a huge win over Jayson Tatum and the Celtics, 103-90. In just a span of 7 years, GSW managed to bring 4 championships to the Bay Area (2015, 2017, 2018, and now, 2022).
Along with his 4th ring, Steph Curry adds another accolade to his already Hall-of-Fame career – Winning the NBA FINALS MVP.
Considered to be the greatest shooter of all time, Steph has never won the finals MVP, not until today. Many fans thought that he was robbed of the award in 2015 and 2018. Meanwhile, haters think that Curry is not even “good enough” to win FMVP and was saying he was only riding along Kevin Durant. Well, joke’s on them because this year, at long last, Steph finally wins it.
After an ice-cold performance in game 5 and not even making a single shot from the three-point line, Steph bounced back with a stellar performance in game 6 putting up 34 huge points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists and shooting 6 three pointers.
If you are wondering why Curry is the Finals MVP, let’s take a look at his averages through 6 games:
- 31.2 PPG
- 5 APG
- 7.2 RPG
- 48.2 FG%
- 43.7 3-POINT FG%
It is without a doubt that Steph definitely deserves the award as he has been carrying this team throughout the whole playoffs. With Klay Thompson being inconsistent and Draymond Green not being his usual self, Curry released his inner beast and did everything he can to bring them another ring. Sorry Boston fans, Curry’s wife can definitely cook!
Besides being named NBA champion and Finals MVP, Chef Curry also joins an elite club of basketball greats.
In NBA history, only 6 players have 4 rings, multiple league MVPS, and a FINALS MVP. They are namely LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan, and the newest member, Steph Curry. In addition to that, he also moves to 9th in all-time finals steals leader list and passed Shaquille O’neal in all-time finals scoring leaders (12th).
With his incredible Finals performance, eventually winning it all plus a Finals MVP award, is Curry already a Top 10 player? Does he solidify his case to be in talks for the Greatest of All-Time alongside Michael Jordan and LeBron James?
Unfortunately for the Celtics, they have to take this loss as a valuable experience. After a heart-breaking defeat, Boston needs to re-evaluate what’s lacking to the already great basketball club. Although Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown played incredibly well, they were being killed by the Warriors emphatic defense. It’s very ironic knowing that Celtics are currently the “best defensive team” in the league.
However, their core is still very young and have a lot of years ahead of them. Hopefully, we see them band together again in the Finals.
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