The Celtics storm San Francisco at the start of the NBA Finals


      Celtics storm San Francisco at the start of the NBA finals

    The Boston Celtics hit first and took home this Thursday the opening game of the NBA finals against the Golden State Warriors (108-120).

    The Dominican Al Horford (26 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists), Jaylen Brown (24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists) and Derrick White (21 points) were the best of some CelticsThey swept the fourth quarter (16-40) and overcame the gray night of their star, Jayson Tatum (12 points on 3-for-17 shooting). For the Warriors, who melted in the fourth quarter, Stephen Currwas the most outstanding (34 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists).

    The Celtics gave a fantastic survival lesson in a match of streaks for the two teams. Curry dazzled. in the first quarter with 21 points and 6 three-pointers, but the Celtics rallied in the second quarter and went into the break with a two-point lead.

    First setback at home in play-offs

    After the break, the Warriors came out in a rush and went on to win by 15 points in the third quarter, but an exceptional last quarter by the Celtics (including a colossal 0-17) gave them the victory and now allows them to have home court advantage in their favor. This is also Golden State's first loss on home court in these 'playoffs'.

    Steve Kerr's team were very far from the collective spirit and collective contribution of the Celtics and they The best version of Klay Thompson (15 points on 6-for-14 shooting) and Draymond Green (4 points on 2-for-12 shooting) are missing.

    The Warriors are looking for their fourth ring in eight years and these are their sixth finals since 2015 while the Celtics, 17-time NBA champions (those with the most Los Angeles Lakers), have not won the title since 2008 and had not reached the final since 2010.

    The second game of this final between Warriors and Celtics will be played this Sunday also in San Francisco, early Monday morning in Spain.


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