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Celtics have huge 4th, beat Warriors in Game 1 of NBA Finals

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Posted at 7:32 AM, Jun 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-03 07:32:34-04

Jaylen Brown fueled a comeback charge and scored 24 points, Al Horford hit six 3-pointers and the Boston Celtics rode the most lopsided fourth quarter in NBA Finals history to a 120-108 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 1.

Horford finished with 26 points and the Celtics outscored the Warriors 40-16 in the final 12 minutes after trailing by 15 points late in the third quarter. Boston made its first seven tries from long distance in the fourth and wound up 9 of 12 beyond the arc over the final 12 minutes as almost everybody got involved in the 3-point flurry.

Warriors guard Stephen Curry led all scorers with 34 points.

Game 2 is Sunday.