Steph Curry Shines as Golden State Warriors Clinch 2022 NBA Championship

The Golden State Warriors’ Journey to Victory

The Golden State Warriors emerged as the underdogs heading into Game 6 of the NBA Finals. However, they displayed their resilience and determination by overcoming a 12-point deficit early in the first quarter and ultimately securing a 103-90 victory to claim the championship. The standout performance by Steph Curry, who scored 34 points in the title-clinching game, earned him the prestigious NBA Finals MVP award.

Steph Curry holding the championship trophy

A Dynasty Reaffirmed

This triumph marked Curry and the Warriors’ fourth championship since their dynasty began with the 2015 title. Following consecutive victories in 2017 and 2018, the team faced setbacks in 2016 and 2019, finishing as runners-up. In the subsequent two seasons, injuries to Curry and Klay Thompson hampered their journey, resulting in a failure to reach the postseason. However, the return of the Splash Brothers in full form this season reignited their pursuit of another championship.

The Road to Glory

As the 2022 regular season tipped off, the Warriors initially faced +1100 odds to win the championship. Their impressive performance during the season brought about an improvement in their odds to +700. At the All-Star Break, they reached their lowest odds of +450 before encountering a challenging stretch in their schedule. In early April, Curry suffered a foot injury that temporarily sidelined him, causing the Warriors’ odds to drop to +850. As the postseason began, the Warriors entered with +650 odds.

Finishing the regular season with a record of 53-29, the Warriors secured the #3 seed in the highly competitive Western Conference.

The Path to the Championship

In the first round of the playoffs, the Warriors defeated the #6 Denver Nuggets in five games. They then overcame the #2 Memphis Grizzlies in six games during the conference semifinals, displaying their mettle even after the Grizzlies lost Ja Morant to an injury in Game 3. In a hard-fought Western Conference finals, the Warriors triumphed over the #4 Dallas Mavericks in six games, earning their ticket to the NBA Finals.

The Warriors commenced the NBA Finals as -150 favorite odds, with the Celtics considered +130 underdogs. These two teams had last clashed in the NBA Finals in 1964, when the Boston Celtics emerged victorious against the San Francisco Warriors led by Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain.

Throughout the 2022 NBA Finals, the series witnessed numerous twists and turns. The Warriors stumbled in Game 1 at home, finding themselves trailing in the series against the Celtics. However, they rebounded strongly, tying the series at 2-2 with a spectacular performance from Curry, who contributed 43 points. As the series returned to San Francisco for Game 5, the Celtics struggled to bounce back from their loss, an issue that previously plagued them in the playoffs.

With the Celtics facing elimination and trailing 3-2 in the series, they were expected to fight fiercely in Game 6. However, despite a promising start, the Celtics faltered against the relentless power of the Warriors. The final score line saw them endure a 13-point defeat after falling behind by as many as 22 points in the second half.

Tatum: How to Disappear Completely

The Celtics had showcased their dominance in the second half of the season, primarily due to their outstanding defense. However, their propensity for turnovers and a lack of offensive production, particularly in crucial moments, ultimately proved to be their downfall. Jaylen Brown and Al Horford were the standout performers for the team in Game 6, with Brown leading the Celtics in scoring with 34 points and five 3-pointers, while Horford recorded an impressive double-double with 19 points and 14 rebounds, most of which came in the second half.

Despite an initial display of promise, Jayson Tatum struggled to capitalize on his strong start. With 11 points at halftime, Tatum’s offensive influence waned as he shot just 1-for-8 in the second half and managed a mere one bucket in the fourth quarter, having remained scoreless in the third quarter.

The Celtics’ hopes were dashed by their 23 turnovers, as they knew that minimizing such mistakes was crucial for their chances of winning Game 6 and forcing a decisive Game 7. Their postseason record revealed a discouraging 1-8 outcome in games where they committed 16 or more turnovers. Moreover, their 3-point shooting performance of 39.3% (11-for-28) paled in comparison to the Warriors’ strong display from beyond the arc, shooting 41.6% (19-for-46).

Warriors: Curry’s Heroics and Green’s Brilliance

Although “Game 6 Klay” Thompson failed to provide his usual impact with only 12 points and a disappointing 2-for-8 performance from 3-point range, the Warriors did not waver. Steph Curry, displaying his exceptional scoring prowess, stepped up admirably with 34 points, including 6-for-11 shooting from beyond the arc. Additionally, Curry contributed seven assists and seven rebounds, finally securing the NBA Finals MVP award that had eluded him in the Warriors’ three previous championship runs.

Draymond Green demonstrated his consistent excellence by scoring 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting, which included two successful 3-pointers. He narrowly missed out on recording a triple-double, securing 12 rebounds, eight assists, two steals, and two blocked shots.

Andrew Wiggins made a significant impact with 18 points and exceptional defense, particularly in curtailing Tatum’s effectiveness during the second half. Off the bench, Jordan Poole provided a valuable contribution with 15 points, 11 of which he scored within his first six minutes on the court. His exceptional play fueled a 21-0 run for the Warriors, spanning the conclusion of the first quarter and the beginning of the second.

Curry’s outstanding performances throughout the NBA Finals essentially guaranteed his victory as the NBA Finals MVP. He maintained an average of 31.2 points per game against the Celtics, shooting an impressive 43.7% from beyond the arc over the course of the series, despite going 0-for-9 in Game 5.

Stay tuned to OG’s comprehensive coverage of the 2022 NBA playoffs for more in-depth analysis and insights.


1. How many championships have the Golden State Warriors won?

The Golden State Warriors have won four championships in their illustrious history.

2. Who was named the NBA Finals MVP for the 2022 season?

Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors was named the NBA Finals MVP for the 2022 season.

3. What were the odds for the Golden State Warriors to win the 2022 championship?

The Golden State Warriors began the 2022 season with odds of +1100 to win the championship. These odds improved to +700 after a strong start and dropped to +850 when Curry suffered a foot injury. At the start of the postseason, their odds were +650.

4. How did the Golden State Warriors perform in the playoffs?

The Golden State Warriors faced tough competition throughout the playoffs but emerged victorious. They defeated the #6 Denver Nuggets, the #2 Memphis Grizzlies, and the #4 Dallas Mavericks to earn a spot in the NBA Finals.

5. Who were the standout players for the Boston Celtics in Game 6?

Jaylen Brown led the Boston Celtics in scoring with 34 points and was a consistent threat from beyond the arc with five 3-pointers. Al Horford also had a strong performance, recording 19 points and 14 rebounds.

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