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Who are the 2022 NBA Champions?

The Golden State Warriors are NBA Champions 2022.

The 2022 NBA Finals were won by NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors. They defeated the Boston Celtics in six games.

They were led by NBA point guard Stephen Curry who won the 2022 NBA Finals MVP Award for the first time in his career. Curry was also helped along by Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, both of whom played with Curry in the 2015, 2017 and 2018 NBA Championship teams.

The Golden State Warriors won four NBA championships in eight years, and their seventh NBA championship in franchise history.

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How did the Golden State Warriors get to the 2022 NBA Finals?

How did the Boston Celtics get to the 2022 NBA Finals?

Stephen Curry’s 2022 NBA Finals MVP Performance

2022 NBA Finals Leaders

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How did the Golden State Warriors get to the 2022 NBA Finals?

The Golden State Warriors finished the 2022 NBA Regular Season with 53 wins and 29 losses. This got them the third seed in the NBA Western Conference.

Championship favorites, the Los Angeles Lakers finished with the 11th seed.

In the first round, Golden State Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets in five games.

Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

In Round 2 (2022 NBA Western Conference Semifinals), they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies in six games.

In Round 3 (2022 NBA Western Conference Finals), they defeated the Dallas Mavericks in five games.

How did the Boston Celtics get to the 2022 NBA Finals?

The Boston Celtics finished the 2022 NBA Regular Season with 51 wins and 31 losses. This got them the second seed in the NBA Eastern Conference.

In the first round, the Celtics swept the Brooklyn Nets in four games.

In Round 2 (2022 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals), they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in seven games.

Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

In Round 3 (2022 NBA Eastern Conference Finals), they defeated the Miami Heat in six games.

Stephen Curry’s 2022 NBA Finals MVP Performance

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Legacy

American basketball player Wardell Stephen Curry is a point guard for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA’s Western Conference.

Born on February 14th 1988, Curry is viewed widely by NBA players as being among the greatest shooters in NBA history. He has always been a part of four-time NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors.

Curry is widely viewed as an outstanding basketball player. Many believe he has revolutionized basketball – especially shooting – and has encouraged players of all levels to become better shooters.

Some analysts have dubbed Curry to be the Michael Jordan of the three-point era.

2022 NBA Season

In the 2022 NBA Regular Season, Curry finished top-10 in points scored with 25.5 points per game, and shot 43.7% from the field, 38% from the three point line, 92.3% from the free throw line. He also averaged 6.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game.

In the 2022 NBA Playoffs Curry finished fifth in points scored with 27.4 points per game, and shot 45.9% from the field, 39.7% from the three point line, and 82.9% from the free throw line. He also averaged 5.9 assists and 5.2 rebounds per game.

In the 2022 NBA Finals Curry finished first in points scored with 31.2 points per game, and shot 48.2% from the field, 43.7% from the three point line, and 85.7% from the free throw line. He also averaged 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game.

2022 NBA Finals Leaders

Golden State Warriors Andrew Wiggins (22) (Photo by Greg Nelson/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors
Points: Stephen Curry – 31.2 ppg
Rebounds: Andrew Wiggins – 8.8 rpg
Assists: Draymond Green – 6.2 apg
Steals: Curry – 2.0 spg
Blocks: Wiggins – 1.5 bpg

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown #7 (Photo By Nancy Lane/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

Boston Celtics
Points: Jaylen Brown – 23.5 ppg
Rebounds: Al Horford – 8.5 rpg
Assists: Jayson Tatum – 7.0 apg
Steals: Marcus Smart – 1.5 spg
Blocks: Robert Williams – 2.8 bpg

2022 NBA Finals Game 1 – Boston Celtics 120 – Warriors 108

The Celtics stunned the NBA world by winning Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals in San Francisco.

Many expected the Warriors to dominate the series, especially since the Celtics were coming off a hard-fought seven game series against the Miami Heat.

The Golden State Warriors, however, were surprised at the way the Celtics played. Curry led all players with 34 points. But it was the play of Al Horford, who led the Celtics with 26 points, that was the biggest surprise of the game.

The Celtics dominated the fourth quarter, outscoring the Golden State Warriors 40-16, and shot a blistering 51.2% from the three point line.

2022 NBA Finals Game 2 – Warriors 107, Boston Celtics 88

The Golden State Warriors came back blazing in Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals. They defended well, and held the Celtics to their lowest total in the 2022 NBA Playoffs.

The Celtics were particularly after they scored just 14 points, while the Golden State Warriors scored 35 points in the same period.

Curry once again led Golden State with 29 points, but it was the play of Golden State’s Kevon Looney that stood out. Looney had 12 points and 7 rebounds along with 3 steals in just over 21 minutes of play for the Golden State Warriors.

Tatum had 28 points for the Celtics, but the team had 18 turnovers in the game.

2022 NBA Finals Game 3: Boston Celtics 116 – Warriors 100

Back home for the first NBA Finals game since 2010, the Celtics were looking to make a statement. Especially since they had won Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals at San Francisco.

They did not disappoint their fans.

They came out firing away in the first quarter, scoring 33 points to the Golden State’s 22. They held the Golden State Warriors to just 20% from the three point line, and outrebounded them 16-8.

Tatum, Brown and Smart combined for 77 points, 22 rebounds and 19 assists. For the Golden State Warriors, Curry had 31 points, while Klay Thompson had 25 points.

2022 NBA Finals Game 4: Warriors 107 – Boston Celtics 97

Golden State needed to win Game 4 in order to avoid going down 1-3 to the Boston Celtics. They dug deep into their championship pedigree and pulled off a win.

The game started off neck to neck with the score at 54-49 at the half. The Golden State Warriors were down.

It was over the next two quarters that they turned up the heat and took charge of the game.

Led by Stephen Curry’s 24 second half points, the Warriors rallied to to level the 2022 NBA Finals at 2-2 each.

Curry led all scorers with 43 points for the Golden State Warriors. Tatum and Brown combined for 44 points for the Boston Celtics.

2022 NBA Finals Game 5: Warriors 104, Boston Celtics 94

This was the best defensive game in the 2022 NBA Finals.

With just ten points separating the two teams in the final score – this was also probably the closest game of the 2022 NBA Finals.

Boston started the game slow, being held to just 16 points in the first quarter by the Golden State Warriors throttling defense.

They did outscore the Golden State Warriors in the third quarter 35-24. This stunned the Warriors a bit as the third quarter is usually their best quarter.

However, Golden State’s Andrew Wiggins exploded for 10 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Warriors close out the game and take home win number 3 in the 2022 NBA Finals.

2022 NBA Finals Game 6: Warriors 103 – Boston Celtics 90

The Warriors started and finished this game like the NBA Champions they were.

The Warriors’ Draymond Green had a great game with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists.

Curry was once again spectacular finishing the game with 34 points, tying the Celtics’ Jaylen Brown as leading scorers for the game.

Celtics’ Tatum was held to just 13 points, while the Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins finished with 18 points.