BOSTON — In the NBA’s version of “Everything Old is New Again” featuring the All-Star ensemble called the Golden State Warriors…
…Stephen Curry zig-zagged his way to find space for — and make — open shots. Draymond Green put his imprint on every aspect of the game on both sides of the ball, nearing another triple-double. Klay Thompson provided the perfect Robin to Curry’s Batman on the perimeter, drawing attention away from the NBA’s most lethal long-range marksman. Finally, Steve Kerr pushed so many right buttons, both when his team was in the ascendancy and when the team’s collective back was against the wall.
Meet your new NBA champions, the same as many of the recent erstwhile NBA champions. The throes of the Golden State Warriors basketball hegemony is alive and well.
Curry scored 34 points while adding seven rebounds and seven assists, leading the Warriors to a 103-90 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, clinching the team’s fourth championship in their last eight seasons. Green and Andrew Wiggins, who put in yeoman work in wearing down Celtics star Jayson Tatum, came through on the offensively, with Green putting aside his past struggles with his offense to make five of his 10 shots from the field on his way to 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists.
Wiggins, who had double-doubles in the previous two games, had 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.