With the Golden State Warriors leading 92-80 after outsourcing the Boston Celtics 38-24 in the 3rd quarter, it looked like experience was going to prevail in game one of the NBA finals, but the Celtics with no finals experience in their roster, came out in the fourth quarter and turned the tables on the three times champions.
The Celtics outscored the Warriors 40-16 in the fourth quarter, including a 17-0 run over a five minute period, hitting nine of twelve three-pointers, with four players making two three-pointers in the fourth quarter.
As well as getting red hot offensively, the Celtics locked in defensively, forced four turnovers, and limited Steph Curry to only four points in the quarter, forcing the other players to take the shots, which is something the Celtics will be more than happy settling with.
Celtics coach Ime Udoka on the fourth quarter defence: "We got up into guys much better. We stayed tight to them. Seemed like we kind of wore them down a little bit."