The Warriors hadn’t even reached the playoffs in the past two years. Curry had the most for the new champion with 34 points and earned the Finals MVP award for the first time in his career. He was unanimously elected by the journalists on Thursday evening (local time) after the 103:90 against the Boston Celtics. Curry averaged 31.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and five assists in the six games against Boston. His best game came in the fourth when he scored 43 points.
“We found a way to do it,” said the 34-year-old with the white winner’s cap on his head after the awards ceremony. “I’m standing here with two trophies now and that means a lot.” In his previous four NBA titles, teammates had each received awards. Curry has already won the election for the most valuable player of the main round twice in his career.
“I’m so proud of this group. I thank God every day that I can play this game at the highest level with great people,” said the 34-year-old before the award ceremony on US television. “It’s surreal. We were so far away You end up at the bottom with injuries. It’s just never guaranteed, you don’t know if you’ll ever get back there.” Steve Kerr picked up his ninth career title – five as an NBA pro and now four as a Warriors coach.
The Celtics must continue to share the title of record champions with 17 titles each with the Los Angeles Lakers and continue to wait for the next championship after 2008.
In the once again very loud TD Garden, the Celtics had a much better start and in the first few minutes they pulled away up to 14:2, before the Warriors recovered, slowly reduced the twelve-point deficit and at the end of the quarter it was 27:22 lay in front. By half-time, the guests managed a 21-0 run, which, according to ESPN, had not happened in a final game for 50 years. The Celtics suffered again from the many ball losses in their own attack. It was twelve before the break.