NBA Finals: Boston Celtics storm back in fourth quarter to shock Golden State Warriors in series opener

The Golden State Warriors had it everything going for them until the Boston Celtics pulled off a stunning fourth-quarter comeback to steal Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals on the road.

After blitzing the Warriors in the fourth round at Chase Center, the Celtics triumphed by a comfortable margin, 120-108 at the buzzer.

During their historic run, the Warriors have been known for their third-quarter runs, and this was no exception.

In the third quarter, they outscored the Celtics 38-24, turning a two-point halftime deficit into a 12-point lead. Boston, on the other hand, stormed back with vigour, cutting the deficit to three before the fourth inning's midpoint.

It was the start of a spectacular 17-0 Celtics run to seize control of Game 1 of the series, which came after they had to resist a bombardment from Stephen Curry in the first quarter.

Horford, Boston's most seasoned player, led the way as the young team's amazing fourth-quarter charge was enough to win Game 1.

The Celtics are just three wins away from capturing their record-breaking 18th championship, which would put them ahead of the Lakers.

After going 21-2 in their prior Game 1s under coach Kerr, the Warriors will have to come from behind to capture their fourth title in eight years.

"It's a unique sensation. You certainly have a greater sense of desperation going into Game 2.

It's all a part of the game. We've been in a similar situation previously "Kerr remarked. "Boston had a fantastic quarter. They came in and took the victory."

The series is thus tensely poised as Game 2 approaches this Saturday, with the onus now on on Golden State to answer.