Steph Curry

Warriors crush Celtics for fourth NBA Championship in eight years

The Warriors beat the Celtics 103-90 in game six of the Finals in Boston on Friday (NZ time) to clinch a 4-2 series victory.

Stephen Curry led the way, contributing 34 points, seven assists and seven rebounds to be named Finals MVP for the first time.

"I'm so proud of our group," an emotional Curry said after the win, adding, "... at the beginning of the season nobody thought we would be here except everybody on this court".

Durant: Curry played like a big dog

Curry put up just 14 points in a disappointing game four of the Finals at Quicken Loans Arena – he only scored fewer points in eight games across the regular season and playoffs – but claimed a 34-point double-double as the Warriors clinched a 4-1 series win on Monday.

His response earned high praise from team-mate Durant, who has been impressed by how much he much he is willing to sacrifice for the team.

Curry first unanimous MVP winner

A day after returning from injury to playoff action with an explosive performance for the Golden State Warriors, Curry swept all 131 first-place votes to earn the game's highest individual honour for a second straight season.