They're coming back and they don't intend to give quarter.

Three years later, the Golden State Warriors are making their return to the NBA Finals.

Carried by the returning Klay Thompson (32 points), the Californians won a fourth victory against the Dallas Mavericks (120-110), despite the late start of Luka Doncic on Thursday in the play-offs.

After two seasons of brooding, nursing injuries, but also rebuilding a competitive squad, the franchise coached by Steve Kerr, which dominated the championship in the second half of the previous decade, is making a tremendous comeback.

Sixth final in eight years

She will play her sixth final in eight years.

Like Michael Jordan's Bulls in the 1990s, but each time with a champion ring on their finger (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).

The Warriors were crowned in 2015, 2017, 2018 and defeated in 2016 then in 2019.

Towel on his head and a smirk, Stephen Curry could just savor the moment while the last seconds passed, his gaze lost in this glorious past that he can once again touch with his finger.

“It's a blessing for us to come back to our place.

It's not the ultimate goal yet, but we have to celebrate this moment, after everything we've been through for the past three years," said the point guard, the first recipient of the all-new Magic Johnson Finals MVP trophy. Western Conference.

Along with Klay Thompson – who returned in January after two and a half years out of injury – and Draymond Green, they will aim for a fourth title, from June 2, to continue a saga, which many believed ended three years ago after the loss to Toronto and the dissolution of their "big 3" with the departure of Kevin Durant to Brooklyn.

It will be against Boston or Miami, still struggling in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics leading 3-2 with a sixth game already decisive at home on Friday.


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