Golden State Beats Boston Celtics to Win N.B.A. Championship

Golden State Warriors' Big Three say NBA title feels 'different' after dealing with past failure

Professional basketball supremacy has returned to the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Golden State Warriors clinched the team's fourth NBA title in eight years Thursday night, decisively defeating the Boston Celtics on the road, 103-90, to win the seven-game championship series, 4-2. It was the franchise's seventh overall title. 

Stephen Curry scored 34 points for Golden State and earned the series Most Valuable Player award, the first time he won the honor. 

Golden State's championship came after the team rallied from being down in the series 2-1.

Green, the Warriors forward, may have best expressed the happiness the team and its fans enjoyed after reclaiming the NBA's championship: "Welcome back to the Warriors Invitational, baby!" 

The Warriors are the 15th team among the four major professional sports (NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL), and first Bay Area franchise, to win at least four championships in eight years, 

"To go through this season with the ups and downs, and even these playoffs, I'm just at a loss for words at times," Thompson said after winning the title on Thursday. 

"A lot of chatter. A lot of doubters," Thompson said after the Game 6 win. "But you know what, you just put that in your fuel tank and you just keep going. And it does definitely hit different." 

Kevon Looney and Otto Porter Jr. said on Thursday night that they knew this team was capable of greatness all the way back in training camp. 

Golden State was just two seconds away from clinching its fourth NBA title in the past eight years with Thursday's 103-90 victory.