Led by fifteen points in the third quarter, the Celtics disgusted the Warriors in the last twelve minutes of Game 1 of the NBA Finals to regain the advantage of the field (108-120).
The Celtics set the tone! After an absolutely incredible Match 1, the Warriors had to admit defeat on their floor against the New England franchise. The opening moments of the game saw the two teams compete, with Stephen Curry (34 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists) and Jayson Tatum (12 points, 5 rebounds, 13 assists) responding to each other from long range. However, under the influence of Klay Thompson (15 points) and Andrew Wiggins (20 points, 5 rebounds), it was the Warriors who took the lead but never managed to take a lead of more than seven lengths. A mattress reduced to almost nothing at the very end of the first quarter thanks in particular to Derrick White (21 points) but Stephen Curry once again came out of his box to allow Golden State to take the lead by four points after twelve minutes. On their way, Steve Kerr’s players reached the ten-point lead for the first time just under five minutes after the start of the second quarter… the better to lose the thread of the meeting for a few moments.
Chef Curry was cooking up in Q1 👨🍳
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The Warriors had too many air pockets
For five minutes, the Warriors attack was satisfied with two points scored by Kevon Looney (4 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists) when, at the same time, Marcus Smart (18 points, 5 rebounds) and Jaylen Brown (24 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) led the charge. A 14-2 that allowed the Celtics to take the lead on the scoreboard for the first time since the fourth minute of the first quarter. If Golden State then tried to react, it was Ime Udoka’s proteges who reached half-time with a two-point lead. Steve Kerr’s speech in the privacy of the locker room must have been hard-hitting because the Warriors returned to the Chase Center floor with a completely different state of mind. Relying on the duo of Andrew Wiggins and Stephen Curry, the Californian franchise regained control of the match in order to once again build a beautiful mattress which reached fifteen points just over two minutes from the end of the third. quarter. After having seriously swayed, the Boston players decided to turn their backs.
Tea @celtics entered the 4th quarter down by 12 before outscoring their opponent 40-16 in Q4 to claim the Game 1 victory and take a 1-0 series lead!
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The irresistible Celtics at the end of the game
This allowed them to reach the last twelve minutes without an insurmountable delay, fixed at twelve lengths. That’s when the Celtics showed their full potential on both sides of the court. In addition to Jaylen Brown, Payton Pritchard (8 points, 6 rebounds) and Robert Williams III (8 points, 6 rebounds) have put in great difficulty a collective Warriors which has disintegrated. Andre Iguodala (7 points) and Draymond Green (4 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists) did try to react but the dependence on Stephen Curry posed a problem. Perfectly framed by the defense of the Celtics, the leader of the Warriors did not weigh. Multiplying errors and bullet losses, the Californians gave ammunition to their opponents, who did not ask for so much. The result was a 17-0 in the space of four minutes which completely changed the game. With fourteen points ahead and just under two minutes to play, the Celtics did better than hold on and won outside by twelve lengths (108-120). A victory that allows the New England franchise to regain home field advantage in these NBA Finalswhich already promises to be full of twists and turns.
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From June 3 to 19, 2022
BOSTON CELTICS (2) – GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (3): 1-0
Match 1 – Golden State Warriors- Boston Celtics : 108-120
Game 2 on Sunday, June 5 in San Francisco
Game 3 on Wednesday, June 8 in Boston
Game 4 on Friday, June 10 in Boston
Game 5 (if necessary) Monday, June 13 in San Francisco
Game 6 (if necessary) Thursday, June 16 in Boston
Game 7 (if necessary) on Sunday, June 19 in San Francisco