Inside the Warriors’ Long-Awaited Return to Glory

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Sports Illustrated

By Howard Beck Stephen Curry & Co. all had their moments of doubt along the way, but they never stopped believing. They’d danced this celebratory dance before, the steps familiar, the rhythm ever-changing: first, with an innocent joyfulness, later with a chest-thumping exuberance. And this time, with tears and defiance and a renewed appreciation for the journey. The Warriors of Golden State reclaimed their preeminence Thursday night, dispatching the Celtics in a six-game NBA Finals, earning their fourth championship in eight years and cementing them among the greatest dynasties of all time. It…

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