NBA Finals Game 5, Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Highlights: The Boston Celtics have stolen home field advantage from the Golden State Warriors after pulling off a 12-point comeback in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. It’s hard to imagine a more impressive start than that and it’s also difficult to believe that the Warriors won’t go back to the drawing board and start Sunday’s Game 2 with a chip on their shoulder. This is not going to be a sweep, that seems pretty obvious after the back-and-forth battle between these two teams today.
The franchises have met four times previously in the playoffs, the first three occurring in the Eastern Conference finals before the Warriors moved west from Philadelphia. The Celtics won all four matchups, including in 1960 and 1962 in the second and fourth seasons of their eight straight championships.
For Steve Kerr’s Warriors, this is their sixth Finals appearance in eight seasons and this dynasty is looking for its fourth Larry O’Brien trophy, a feat that could cement the team amongst the greatest teams of all-time. At the other end of the floor is a Celtics team led by first-year head coach Ime Ukoda, who has done a remarkable job turning the franchise into one of the best defensive teams in the league after a rocky start to the season. Here’s the highlights of the NBA Finals Game 1, Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics: