Jun 16, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) holds up the Larry O’Brien Trophy after defeating the against the Boston Celtics in game six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

For the fourth time in eight seasons, the Golden State Warriors are the NBA champions.

Golden State defeated the Boston Celtics 103-90 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, wrapping up a 4-2 series win.

The game was a microcosm of the series overall. As they did in the series, opening up a 2-1 lead, Boston started the game strong and took a double-digit lead in the first quarter. But Golden State quickly stemmed that rush, aided by — among other things — Draymond Green finally finding his shot.

The Warriors led by 15 at halftime and opened up a 72-50 lead in the third quarter. Boston would close the gap from there, even getting the game to within single digits in the fourth quarter. But Golden State’s lead was never seriously challenged and the Warriors got to enjoy the final few minutes of the game with little doubt as to the final outcome.

As the game was coming to an end, NBA fans everywhere paid tribute to the champions.

As he’d done for most of the series, Steph Curry led Golden State on the night, scoring 34 points, matching Boston’s Jaylen Brown for the game high.

Green finished with a double-double, scoring 12 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. He narrowly missed a triple-double, dishing out eight assists. Andrew Wiggins continued his career reniassance, scoring 18 points.

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