The 2023 NBA season was one of the most competitive in recent memory. The top teams were all evenly matched, and the championship race went down to the wire.
2023 NBA season
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors won the championship, defeating the Boston Celtics in six games. It was the Warriors’ fourth championship in eight years.
The Warriors were led by Stephen Curry, who won his fourth NBA Finals MVP award. Curry averaged 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game in the Finals. He also became the first player in NBA history to make 100 3-pointers in a single Finals series.
The Celtics were led by Jayson Tatum, who averaged 26.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game in the Finals. Tatum was named to the All-NBA First Team for the first time in his career. He also became the youngest player to win the NBA Finals MVP award since Magic Johnson in 1980.
Other teams that made headlines during the season included the Phoenix Suns, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Brooklyn Nets.
The Suns were the defending champions, but they were eliminated in the Western Conference Semifinals by the Mavericks. The Mavericks were led by Luka Dončić, who averaged 33.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game in the playoffs. Dončić was named the NBA Playoff MVP.
The Bucks were the defending Eastern Conference champions, but they were eliminated in the Eastern Conference Finals by the Celtics. Giannis Antetokounmpo was named to the All-NBA First Team for the fourth consecutive year.
The Nets were expected to be a title contender, but they were plagued by injuries throughout the season. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving both missed significant time, and the Nets were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the Celtics.
The 2023 NBA season was a thrilling one, and it is sure to be remembered as one of the best in recent memory.
Here are some additional details about the season:
- The Warriors became the first team in NBA history to win four championships in eight years.
- The Celtics became the first team in NBA history to win the championship after being down 3-2 in the series.
- Tatum became the youngest player to win the NBA Finals MVP award since Magic Johnson in 1980.
- The 2023 NBA Finals was the most-watched Finals series in NBA history, with an average of 12.1 million viewers per game.
The 2024 NBA season is sure to be another competitive one. The Warriors, Celtics, Suns, Bucks, and Nets are all expected to be contenders again.
Here are some additional statistics from the 2023 NBA season:
- The Warriors led the league in scoring with 114.1 points per game.
- The Celtics led the league in defense, allowing 102.9 points per game.
- Dončić led the league in scoring with 32.1 points per game.
- Curry led the league in 3-pointers made with 337.
- Antetokounmpo led the league in rebounds with 12.0 per game.
- Nikola Jokić led the league in assists with 7.9 per game.
The 2023 NBA season was a memorable one, and it is sure to be talked about for years to come. It was a season of parity, with several teams capable of winning the championship. It was also a season of young talent, with Tatum and Dončić emerging as two of the best players in the league. The 2024 NBA season is sure to be another exciting one, with the Warriors, Celtics, Suns, Bucks, and Nets all expected to be contenders again.