With a 12-point deficit, the Golden State Warriors were beaten 120-108 by the Boston Celtics in Game One of the NBA Finals.
The Warriors led 92-80 and had never lost at home in this season’s playoffs until Stephen Curry’s game-high 34 points.
However, the Celtics with 10 points more than Jalen Brown in the fourth quarter.
A best-of-seven series, after game two will be held in San Francisco on Sunday.
For the first time in 12 years, the Eastern Conference winners, Boston, were in the Finals after a five-year absence from the playoffs.
Steve Kerr, the Warriors’ head coach, stated, “You have to give them credit.”
In the fourth quarter, they simply came in and played a terrific game.
“That’s all there is to it.” They earned their victory, says the narrator.
For Al Horford, who finished with 26 points, “this moment” had been a long time coming.
The 36-year-old said it was also important to him that his teammates not be stressed out by the event.
That’s why I made sure that our players were able to come out here and have fun, “he remarked.
“I wanted them to realize that this is just a game, so get out there and have some fun.”
“We’ve got a lot of fantastic people here, people that genuinely believe in what we’re doing.”
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