Boston Celtics: 3 positive signs from a huge Game 1 win in the NBA Finals

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The Boston Celtics won Game 1 on the road against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, but there’s much more to feel good about.

Through three quarters in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, it felt like the Golden State Warriors were about to race off to a 1-0 series lead over the Boston Celtics. However, the last 12 minutes didn’t go as planned.

In the fourth quarter, the Celtics’ impressive offensive onslaught continued as Golden State’s didn’t. In the final 12 minutes alone, the Celtics shot 68 percent from the field, including 9-12 from deep. Overall, the team only missed seven shots in the quarter.

The Warriors, well they did not. Golden State only scored 16 points in the final frame as the Celtics scored 40. The result was that Boston turned a 12-point deficit into a 12-point win.

The Celtics should not only feel good about their Game 1 win but there’s is so much more to it. Let’s explore three reasons why the Celtics should feel great about winning the NBA Finals after Game 1.