Boston Snatches Homecourt from Golden State with 4th Quarter Massarc



The NBA Finals are one game in, and the world is shock. The Boston Celtics coming off a hard fought seven-game series versus the Miami Heat, snatched homecourt from the Golden State Warriors. The Celtics led by two points at halftime, but you knew the third quarter would be the Warriors. 38-24 third quarter by the Warriors gave the home team a 12-point lead going into the fourth quarter and that's when things went left on everyone.


The Boston Celtics put their own massive quarter together in the fourth and better than the Warriors' third quarter. The Celtics dropped 40 points, that's right FORTY POINTS in the fourth and shut the Warriors to only 16 points. A 17-0 run from the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter blew the game open in the Celtics favor as they win Game One 120-108.


Al Horford and Jaylen Brown led the charge. Big Al had 26 points on 9-12 shooting including 6-8 from three and grabbed six boards. Brown finished with 24 points on 7-11 shooting with four threes to go with seven boards and five assists. Derrick White provided the bench presents with 21 points including hitting five threes.


This is the fifth win in this postseason trailing by double-digits in the fourth quarter by the Celtics. The Celtics are the first team in Finals history to win by double-digits after trailing by double-digits entering the fourth quarter. This is also the first lost at home this postseason by the Warriors and first lost in Game One of the Finals (7-0 entering last night). In the last 30 years, only five teams lost Game One at home in the Finals and of the five only two were able to win the Championship, 2000-2001 Los Angeles Lakers and the 2012-2013 Miami Heat.


Wasted opportunity for the Warriors. Stephen Curry scored 34 points including seven threes. Andrew Wiggins had 20 points but everyone else struggled including Klay Thompson, who only had 15 points on 6-14 shooting and 3-7 from three.


Game 2 is Sunday at 8:00PM back in Chase Center on ABC.



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