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Grant Williams Shades Golden State Warriors' 2022 Championship: "When I've Reflected And Looked Back To Those Games, I Still Would Say Confidently To This Day They Weren't The Better Team."

Grant Williams Shades Golden State Warriors' 2022 Championship: "When I've Reflected And Looked Back To Those Games, I Still Would Say Confidently To This Day They Weren't The Better Team."

The Golden State Warriors won their 4th championship in 8th years last month, defeating the Boston Celtics in six games in the 2022 NBA Finals, with Stephen Curry showing why he's one of the best players in the world right now. 

Even though the Celtics took a 2-1 lead after three games, the Dubs fought back and won three straight games to return to the top of the league after two difficult seasons. The young Celtics team was considered the favorite to win it all after Game 3, but Steve Kerr and his players turned things around, securing the championship at TD Garden. 

A lot has been said about this, with the Celtics players admitting they feel bad for losing after looking very strong. Jayson Tatum recently touched on this, revealing he's still processing the painful loss and it'll take a lot to get over that. 

Grant Williams recently joined Duncan Robinson's podcast and also discussed the last NBA Finals, somehow dissing the Warriors for the win. According to the forward, the Warriors weren't the best team in the series, and they only won thanks to their discipline. 

“When I’ve reflected and looked back to those games,” Williams said per Chris Forsberg. “I still would say confidently — confidently — to this day; they weren’t the better team. I would say they were the more disciplined team. I would say that without a doubt.”

Williams added that their prior championship experience and veteran presence made a big difference throughout the series. Even when the Celtics looked good, the Dubs found a way to turn things around. 

"Their history of being in the Finals, their championship pedigree, that was real. At times, when you go back and watch the film, we had commanding leads or had opportunities where we went on runs. The next thing you know, we turn it over three times because we missed three shots. Instead of making the right read, because we missed those shots, we started forcing things. Stuff like that. Just discipline of making the right play over and over and over again, we didn't play well. Well, they play the same way no matter what."

In the end, the Warriors took advantage of every mistake the Celtics made. They took off and never looked back, finishing the job at TD Garden, dominating the young squad in front of their fans. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green found their rhythm, but other players like Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole helped the team by doing a variety of things on the court. 

Williams' statement will surely raise many eyebrows around the league, but there's nothing he can do to change the result of the Finals. The Celtics will have a big opportunity to take revenge next season, but time will tell if they can reach that stage again.