The Boston Celtics Showed Exactly Who They Are In Game One Of The Finals

If you've followed the Boston Celtics throughout the NBA Playoffs, last night's comeback win should not surprise you. They swept the heralded Brooklyn Nets, knocked out the best player on the planet and reigning champs in a bruising 7-game series, then dismissed Jimmy Butler and a hard nosed Heat team in the Eastern Conference Finals. Last night, they got one step closer to a title by stunning the Warriors on their home floor.

Steph Curry hit 6 threes in the first quarter, yet the Celtics only trailed by 4 and then took a 2 point lead into the break. Golden State then flexed their 3rd quarter dominance, winning the quarter 38-24 but only to lose the 4th quarter 40-16 which included a 17-0 Boston run!

Derrick White played steady throughout the game and hit a number of timely threes, as did Al Horford and Marcus Smart. Jayson Tatum had a rough shooting night but did have 13 assists and Jaylen Brown picked up the slack when the C's needed their star power. Robert Williams and Payton Pritchard also chipped in nicely for the Celtics.

As for the Dubs, it was mainly Steph, Wiggins, and Otto Porter who stepped up with Looney and Draymond providing some toughness. Is this a bad matchup for the Warriors? Kravitz and I discuss in the podcast clip below.

2022 NBA Finals - Game One

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