NBA Finals: Celtics makes remarkable comeback to stun Warriors in Game 1
Boston Celtics on Friday morning made a fantastic comeback in the fourth quarter of the Game 1 of the NBA Finals to score more points 40-16 than the Golden State Warriors as they earn a 120-109 victory. Celtics became inspired by Jaylen Brown who fueled a comeback charge and scored 24 points, and Al Horford hitting six 3-pointers to take advantage from the Game 1. After trailing by 15 points late in the third quarter, Horford's 26 points finish proved vital to Celtics' comeback as they outscored the Warriors 40-16 in the final 12 minutes. The Celtics’ comeback was the biggest in the finals after three quarters since Michael Jordan’s Bulls overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Trail Blazers in Game 6 in 1992. Boston made its first seven tries from long distance in the fourth and wound up 9 of 12 beyond the arc over the final 12 minutes as almost everybody got involved in the 3-point flurry. Jayson Tatum was the lone Celtics regular who struggled offensively, finishing 3 for 17. Stephen Curry scored 34 points in his return to the NBA’s big stage for the first time in three years, but the Warriors couldn't sustain momentum from a 38-point third quarter that put them ahead 92-80 going into the final 12 minutes. Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Sunday night back at Chase Center.