The surprise win in Game 1, the Celtics’ first NBA Finals appearance since 2010, included a 17-0 run in the fourth quarter — the second-largest scoring run in the final quarter of a Finals game over the last 50 季节, 根据ESPN.
Al Horford led the scoring for the Celtics with 26 点数, while Jaylen Brown added 24.
“It wasn’t our best game, but we continued to fight and find different ways to get this win,” said Horford, who had played in 141 playoff games before making his Finals debut on Thursday.
For the Warriors, the positive news is that they have not yet lost consecutive games this postseason in their quest to win a fourth championship with head coach Steve Kerr.
“It’s a seven-game series for a reason,” Kerr told reporters postgame on Thursday. “You give Boston credit, they came in there and earned the win, played a great fourth quarter.
“We’ll come in and watch the film … and see where we can get better. It’s one game, you move onto the next one … We’ve been in this position before and we’ve won series where we’ve lost the first game.”
在美国, the Finals are available to watch on ABC or ESPN3. 或者, in the US and around the world you can watch the games live on NBA League Pass.