The first game of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics was an old fashioned shoot out with the Celtics winning 120-108. Stephen Curry‘s six 3s in the opening 12 minutes were the most ever in any quarter of the NBA Finals. Curry ended up with a game high 34 points.
Down by as many as 15 points in the 3rd quarter, the Celtics delivered a memorable comeback and rallied past Stephen Curry and the Golden State old guard.
Jaylen Brown fueled the late charge and scored 24 points, Al Horford hit six 3-pointers, and the Celtics rode the most lopsided fourth quarter in NBA Finals history to a 120-108 victory over the Warriors in Game 1 on Thursday night. Horford finished with 26 points and the Celtics outscored the Warriors 40-16 in the final 12 minutes after trailing by 15 points late in the third quarter. The 15th-year big man, who turns 36 Friday, played in 141 previous postseason games, most ever before playing in the NBA Finals.
”I felt like the guys kept finding me time after time. Also Derrick White hit some tough shots there, too,” Horford said. ”I was just getting the looks, knocking them down. That’s that.”
Game 2 is Sunday in San Francisco.