The Golden State Warriors won the NBA title on Thursday for the seventh time in their history, after beating the Boston Celtics (103-90) and taking the series by four wins to two. Warriors star Stephen Curry was voted Finals MVP, a first for him in his storied career.
Curry and the Golden Generation of the Warriors had already been crowned in 2015, 2017 and 2018, but the title of MVP of the final had successively been won by Andre Iguodala then, twice, by Kevin Durant.
Top scorer in the 2022 final
This year, the reward could not escape Stephen Curry, in the event of a new title for Golden State. The Californian franchise leader finished top scorer in the Finals with an average of 31.2 points per game, including a peak of 43 units in Game 4 on June 10.
Curry thus won one of the individual NBA trophies that was missing from his collection. He was elected NBA MVP in 2015 and 2016, but also MVP of the All-Star Game last February. Stephen Curry had also been twice the leading scorer in the regular season (2016, 2021) and four times a member of the typical team of the season.