- The Boston Celtics came back in a big way to defeat the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
- NBA fans exploded after an unreal finish to the game.
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The Golden State Warriors had everything going their way: Home court advantage, the Splash Brothers back in the NBA Finals, and a lot of rest. Still, the Boston Celtics walked into the Bay Area and left everybody stunned after a wild comeback.
At the end of the third quarter, the Warriors held a 92-80 lead and looked to be on the verge of running away with the game after outscoring the Celtics 38-24 in the frame. But, the final 12 minutes were a completely different ballgame.
The Celtics scored 40 points and held the Warriors to just 16 in the fourth quarter, and the Celtics stole a 120-108 victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
The NBA world exploded after the Celtics defeated the Warriors in Game 1
It looked ugly at first for Boston, especially after Stephen Curry made history in the first quarter.
Stephen Curry made 6 threes in the first quarter, setting the record for the most in any quarter of an NBA Finals game.
Steph has made 5+ threes in a quarter 3 times in his Finals career. All other players in NBA history have combined to do it twice (Ray Allen and Kenny Smith). pic.twitter.com/glcFYulXZP
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 3, 2022
But, it all boiled down to the final 12 minutes, and the Celtics’ improbable comeback was the talk of the evening among fans and other NBA players.
Boston fuego muchooo
— kuz (@kylekuzma) June 3, 2022
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh let’s goooooo
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) June 3, 2022
D WHITEEEEEE!!!! Let’s gooo! You love to see it
— London Perrantes (@London_Tyus) June 3, 2022
Boston got heart
— Alex Caruso (@ACFresh21) June 3, 2022
The fan reactions from both teams are surely interesting, and although it is just one game, they were quick to overreact.
Boston’s going to win this series. They have the drive. As much as wanted golden state.
— Michaelangelo (@soul__searching) June 3, 2022
I hate to admit it bc im a die hard warriors fan but this series is over unless we can get lights out klay and steph with wiggins avg 18+ which is not gonne happen sadly
— Herchelle (@hlj2504) June 3, 2022
— John Colón Jr (@johncolonjr) June 3, 2022
On a night with a bad Tatum offensive performance the Celtics win? Forget it Celtics in 5.
— Broken Hoopster (@reagan_burner) June 3, 2022
Game 2 will be on Sunday night.