This Thursday, June 2 was Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the match between the Celtics and the Warriors. It all happened in the last quarter of Game 1, when the Chase Center was returned by the Boston team.
The Golden State Warriors close to victory
During this first match, we found a Stephen Curry on fire throughout the match.
Indeed the Warriors player took his whole team with him in Olympic form. The Golden State public was also in full swing and pushed their team throughout the game.
Everything suggested that the Boston Celtics could not win this match and in particular the level of Jay Brothers who was not there.
In the third quarter the Warriors are 12 points ahead of the Celtics, enough to enjoy a comfortable score for the last quarter and opt for a defensive strategy while scoring a few baskets to secure victory. This program could have taken place but it was without counting on Al Horford.
A 4th quarter of madness
It was during the fourth quarter of this first game of the NBA Finals, which opposed the Celtics to the Warriors that everything was decided.
We have witnessed a real comeback! At the base of many actions of this comeback of the Celtics, we find Jaylen Brown, the winger of the Celtics gives us a last quarter of madness.
Indeed, the player allows his team to come back to the score, although led at the end of the third quarter. He is more exactly involved in 20 of the green team’s first 23 points.
Far from being the only actor in this comeback, Al Horford is also talking about him with his 26 points in total for 11 in the money time.
A historical comeback
Beyond a beautiful basketball, the effort made by the Celtics against the Warriors is far from trivial. Indeed, this is the biggest gap in a quarter in an NBA Finals game. For this, the Celtics were not the first to have such a gap, it has already happened in a final.
The Boston Celtics are the first team in NBA history to win a Finals game by double digits after trailing by double digits entering the 4th quarter.
Their win probability fell as low as 4 percent when they were down 15 near the end of the 3rd quarter. pic.twitter.com/ce28lV5lsI
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 3, 2022
What the Boston Celtics are making history for is that, according to ESPN, this is the first in NBA Finals history. An opponent leads by 10 points at the start of the last quarter to finally be led in turn by more than ten points.
Ja Morant’s reaction
The reaction of the Memphis Grizzlies player was not long in coming to Stephen Curry’s big game. The latter ended up running out of steam but it was important to highlight his important performance.
—Ja Morant (@JaMorant) June 3, 2022
Indeed, the Grizzlies player highlighted Curry’s high level of basketball.
Reaction of the French player Nicolas Batum
Nicolas Batum, the French player, who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, also followed Game 1 of the NBA Finals and reacted live to this carnage.
Beyond the fact that it was an exceptional comeback, it was above all a great basketball game and that’s what the pivot also points out. It also highlights the pretty basketball made by Jayson Tatum.
I agree but with a tough shooting night he finds a way to win on the road and have an impact https://t.co/sI5p8OG2a5
— Nicolas Batum (@nicolas88batum) June 3, 2022
As we can see, the player of the France team does not only rely on the points scored by Tatum but also on the fact that he won with the Warriors.
Kevin Durant’s word before the game
We also got Kevin Durant’s reaction via Twitter during the Warriors game against the Celtics. Indeed, the Golden State player highlights that this is a great game.
High level of basketball being displayed gentlemen
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 3, 2022
Indeed, although the comeback of the Celtics team is impressive, it is the whole Game 1 that was a great game.
Still 5 games before knowing the NBA champion of this season
Finally, the Boston Celtics have, thanks to this match, a first victory but we must not forget that an NBA final is played in 6 games.
Game 2 is also scheduled for Monday, June 6 at the Golden State Warriors. We can’t wait to see if being at home the Warriors turns the tide.