China News Agency, San Francisco, June 3. The first game of the 2021-2022 NBA Finals was played at the Chase Center in San Francisco on the 2nd. The Boston Celtics reversed the Golden State Warriors 120:108 away, winning 4 of 7 games. got a good start in the series.
After the start of the game, the two sides started to attack from beyond the three-point line.
At the end of the single quarter, the Warriors led 32:28.
In the second quarter, the excellent touch of Iguodala, Porter and Thompson allowed the Warriors to expand their lead to double digits for a time.
However, the Celtics then blossomed more, gradually narrowing the difference, and ended the first half with a 56:54 lead.
In the third quarter, the Warriors scored 38 points and established a 92-80 lead.
However, the physically dominant Celtics set off a counterattack in the fourth quarter.
By the middle of this section, the Celtics have overtaken the score.
Horford, Smart and others hit consecutive three-pointers, helping the team to a 40:16 record in this quarter, while creating the largest point difference in the final quarter of the NBA Finals.
Throughout the game, the Celtics made 21 of 41 three-pointers, with a shooting rate of 51.2%, while the Warriors made 19 of 45 shots, with a shooting rate of 42.2%.
The two teams made a total of 20 3-pointers in the first half, setting a new record for the number of 3-pointers in the first half of the NBA Finals.
In addition, Curry made six three-pointers in the first quarter, setting a record for the most three-pointers made by a single player in a single quarter in the NBA Finals.
In this game, Curry played 38 minutes, scored a game-high 34 points, and contributed 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
It is worth mentioning that he scored 21 points in the first quarter, second only to Michael Jordan's record of 22 points in a single quarter in the Finals set in 1993.
Wiggins scored 20 points and 5 rebounds, Thompson scored 15 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists, and Green contributed 4 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists.
Celtics star Tatum scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists, Horford scored 26 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists, Jaylen Brown scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 times Assists, White contributed 21 points, 1 rebound and 3 assists, Smart scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
In this campaign, the Warriors' unbeaten home record in the playoffs this season was broken.
The second game of the finals between the two sides will be held on June 5 at the Chase Center in San Francisco.