Celtics Wrap: Warriors Withstand Boston’s Rally To Capture NBA Title

The Celtics had chances but couldn't captialize


Jun 16, 2022

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics, 103-90, to win the NBA Finals at TD Garden. The title is the Dubs’ ninth in franchise history.

The Warriors won the series 4-2.

Check out the full box score here.

The Celtics got off to a fast start in Game 6 — leading 14-4 to start the first quarter. From that point, the Warriors did what they did best and went on a run. At one point, they scored 21 straight points — the longest scoring run in an NBA Finals game in the last 50 years, per ESPN. The Dubs, overall, went on a 52-25 run to end the first half. Steph Curry led the way for the Warriors and even gestured to his ring finger — calling the game and the series in the Warriors’ favor.

The Warriors went up as much as 72-50 at the start of the third quarter. But the Celtics weren’t ready to quit. Boston turned the tables on Golden State, once again, and went on a 12-2 third quarter run. Jaylen Brown and Al Horford led the way for Boston. Horford continue to hit timely buckets, and he contributed well on the defensive end alongside Robert Williams.

The Warriors were hanging on to a 10-point lead through multiple periods of the game. The Celtics had moments where they cut the game to single digits. However, Boston’s long-time problem in the NBA playoffs came at the worst time, as the Celtics committed a series-high 23 turnovers in Game 6. Those turnovers ultimately doomed the Celtics, and the Warriors withstood Boston’s second-half rally to win their fourth title in eight years.

— After going 0-for-9 from beyond the arc in Game 5, Curry found his stroke in Game 6 going 6-for-10 from the 3-point line. The Warriors superstar finished the game with 34 points, seven rebounds and seven assist to go along with two steals. Curry surpassed 150 3-pointers in the NBA Finals becoming the first player ever reach the mark on the way to his first NBA Finals MVP.

— Brown led the way for the Celtics, matching Curry’s 34 points. The Boston guard shot 5-for-11 from beyond the arc to go along with seven rebounds and three assists.

— Draymond Green saved his best game for last. The Warriors forward had double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. He nearly had a triple-double with eight assists to go along with two steals and two blocks.

Curry was +140 to lead the game in 3-pointers, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. He barely edged out Brown to take the prop win, and a $100 bet on the prop would have paid out $240.

The NBA season comes to a conclusion with the Dubs on top of the basketball world. Boston will face numerous questions heading into the offseason.

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