NBA Finals: Draw the first blood by bypassing the Celtics Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - June 02: Jelen Brown of Boston Celtics dribbles # 7 against Clay Thompson # 11 of the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter of the 2022 NBA Finals at the Chase Center in San Francisco on June 2, 2022.  Note to the user: The user expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and / or using this photograph, the user agrees to the terms of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Ezra Shaw / Getty Images / AFP (Photo via EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images AFP)

Jillian Brown of the Boston Celtics is dribbling against Clay Thompson # 11 of the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter of Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals at the Chase Center on June 2, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Ezra Shaw / Getty Images / AFP

Jillian Brown has saved 10 of her 24 points for fourth-quarter Florida and the Boston Celtics have continued their post-season dominance with a 120-108 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in San Francisco on Thursday.

Al Harford led a balanced attack with 26 points and Derrick White scored 21 points for the Celtics. Boston will try to take a 2-0 lead in the seven-match series with another game on the Warriors court on Sunday, where the Western Conference champions advanced 9-0 to the final.

To win the playoffs for the eighth time in 10 road games, the Celtics trailed 92-80 to close the gap to three quickly with a 9-0 burst before starting the fourth quarter. There were 2- and 3-point hoops to light the brown run.

Golden State’s Andre Igudala temporarily stopped the snowfall, but White and Harford then pressed a pair of 3-pointers while Brown and Payton Pritchard added a 20-9 one-on-one to give Boston a 109-103 lead. To go 4:49

The Celtics made a total of nine 3-pointers in the final, beating Golden State 40-16 in the last 12 minutes.

6-for-8 shots from the Harford 3-point range, -8 for the White 5 and -7 for the Marcus Smart 4 because of the 41-for-21 shooting from outside the Boston Ark (51.2 percent). The net burned.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - June 02: Marcus Smart # 36 of the Boston Celtics reacted to his three-point basketball against the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter of Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals at the Chase Center in San Francisco on June 02, 2022.  Note to the user: The user expressly acknowledges and agrees that by downloading and / or using this photograph, the user agrees to the terms of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Ezra Shaw / Getty Images / AFP (Photo via EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images AFP)

Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart # 36 reacts after his three-point basket against the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter of Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals at the Chase Center on June 2, 2022 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Ezra Shaw / Getty Images / AFP

Eastern Conference champions Celtics finished smart with 18 points, winning despite an off-night from star Jason Tatum, who shot 3 for 17 and a total of 12 points.

For the Warriors, Stephen Curry had 34 points and Andrew Wiggins 20, who led most of the first 43 minutes. Most of Curry’s points came from outside the arc at 7 for 14.

Golden State scored 63-57 on 3-pointers despite four more (45-41) attempts.

Clay Thompson added 15 points and Auto Porter Jr. 12 for the Warriors, who are advancing to their sixth final in eight years.

The Celtics survived a 21-point curry explosion in the first quarter to take a 56-54 lead at halftime.

Curry set a final record for a quarter with six 3-pointers in eight attempts in the first period. However, he went goalless in the second quarter, missing his only attempt from outside the arc.

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