Golden State was happy for a full week to relax and heal before meeting the Boston Celtics in Game 1 on Thursday night, after a long and exciting route to the NBA finals. The Warriors lead 92-80 and had not lost in their previous nine home games in the playoffs. Stephen Curry scored a game-high 34 points.
NBA Finals opponents might be demoralized by Golden State’s third-quarter surges, but the Celtics have battled back in a major manner in the fourth quarter. To start the fourth quarter, Boston outscored Golden State 23-11, tying the game at 103.
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However, Jaylen Brown scored 10 points in the NBA Finals’ fourth quarter to lead the Celtics to victory. The best-of-seven series continues on Sunday in San Francisco.
After five unsuccessful playoff trips in the previous 12 years, Eastern Conference winners Boston made a surprise return to the Finals. Warriors coach Steve Kerr remarked, “You have to give them credit.”
“They simply came in and put on a fantastic fourth-quarter performance. That’s all there is to it. They were well-deserving of their victory.” Al Horford, who led the team with 26 points, admitted that he has been “waiting for an opportunity” for a long time.
The 36-year-old also stated that he wants his teammates to be at ease and not feel pressured by the situation. He explained, “I wanted to make sure our boys came out here and played freely.” “I needed them to realize that this is simply a game and that they should enjoy themselves.” We have a lot of outstanding folks here that believe in what we’re trying to do.”