Stephen Curry scored 43 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 107-97 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA finals on Friday night,
The National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals is the championship series for the NBA held at the conclusion of its postseason.
All Finals have been played in a best-of-seven format, and are contested between the winners of the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference (formerly Divisions before 1970)
except in 1950 when the Eastern Division champion faced the winner between the Western and Central Division champions. From 1946 through 1949, when the league was known as BAA
the playoffs were a three-stage tournament where the two semifinal winners played each other in the finals. The winning team of the series receives the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy
The series was initially known as the
prior to the 1949–50 season when the Basketball Association of America (BAA) merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) to form the NBA.
The competition oversaw further name changes to
NBA World Championship Series
from 1950 to 1985, as well as a brief stint as the Showdown, before settling on NBA Finals in 1986
Status Active Genre Sporting event
Date Late May–June,
Country United States Canada Inaugurated 1947
Sponsor YouTube TV (2018–present)
Who are the final NBA teams 2021?
The 2021 NBA Finals matchup featured the
Milwaukee Bucks and the Phoenix Suns