The Golden State Warriors embarked on a 21-0 run in the first quarter after falling behind 14-2, making it the longest scoring run of a Finals game in more than 50 years. With a 15-point lead going into the second half, the Warriors never looked back. Warriors guard Stephen Curry had a triple-double, scoring 34 points, pulling down seven rebounds, and dishing out seven assists. Finals MVP Stephen Curry was unanimously selected after a game-winning performance that saw him score 34 points, grab seven boards, and dish out seven assists. Given that he scored 43 points in Game 4, there was no doubt about the outcome of the series.
It was the first time since the Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan era (1991 to ’98) that a franchise had won four championships in eight seasons, according to ESPN stats and information. A distinction that had escaped him in past trips to the championship series, Curry was chosen Finals MVP this time around. In the series, he scored 31.2 points per game while pulling down 6 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists on 44 percent of his 3-point attempts. His four championship rings, several league MVPs, and Finals MVP honors put him in exclusive company with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Lebron James, Tim Duncan, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Seth Curry, Joe Mixon, and a host of other sports personalities took to social media to congratulate the Warriors and Curry after they were proclaimed NBA champions. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green won their fourth championship as a trio, all under the guidance of head coach Steve Kerr, with the win. As a trio, they’ve won the most NBA Finals games in the last 30 years, surpassing Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili (19). After the final buzzer sounded, Curry broke down and sobbed on the field. He had just earned his first NBA Finals MVP award.