The Warriors, who have played their sixth final in eight seasons, were looking forward to winning Game 1 on Thursday, but with a big comeback in the fourth quarter, the Celtics took an early lead with a 120-108 victory over seven top-scorers.
After the game, Warriors’ Clay Thompson said, “These are the first four, not the first for one.”
“We’ve all experienced situations like this. No need to panic. I’m still enjoying our chances, we’ll go home and implement what happened. I know Game 2 will be better.
With ET starting at 8pm on Sunday at the Atom Chase Center, Boston now have a chance to take the lead in the series. After that, the teams will play in Boston again.
A surprise win in Celtics’ first NBA Final Game 1 since 2010, 17-0 in the fourth quarter – the second highest score in the last quarter of the last 50 seasons. To ESPN.
Al Harford led the Celtics with 26 points, while Jaylan Brown added 24 points.
“It’s not our best game, but we’re constantly struggling and have found different ways to win this,” said Harford, who played in 141 play – off games before his final debut on Thursday.
For the Warriors, the good news is that they have yet to be defeated in a series of attempts to win a fourth championship with head coach Steve Geroud.
“It’s a seven-game series for a reason,” Kerr told reporters Thursday. “You give credit to Boston, they came in there and won and played well in the fourth quarter.
“We’ll come in and see the picture … we’ll see where we can be better. It’s a game, you go on to the next game… We were in this position before, we won the series and lost the first game.
In the United States, you can watch the finals on ABC or ESPN3. You can also watch NBA League pass matches live in the United States and around the world.
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