Many predicted the end of Boston’s winning series, but they were wrong. In their home “TD Garden”, Boston played a dream game and managed to return from -17 deficit and celebrate over the incumbent NBA champion Golden State (92-88) for the 14th NBA win in a row in the conference.
The epic comeback Boston made in the last five minutes of the third period. With perfectly set defense and effective attack they made a perfect run of 19-2 and returned to the match.
Brad Stevens’ team was already written off by basketball fans. But once again the unwritten rule stands – no one should be written off before the game’s end.
Boston with this triumph continued the perfection in the NBA-league. And although they are without their key player, Gordon Hayward who broke his leg at the start of the season, the victories are rolling out like a movie tape.
Golden State opened the game better, and showed a great team game in the introductory 12 minutes.
Guided by Durant, the “Warriors” secured a double-digit advantage after the first period (18-28). But Boston returned in the next two periods to level the game, bringing an uncertain finish to the game.
Before the half hour, Golden State had a huge +12 (35-47). But the “Green” through Horford and Brown made a run of 7-0 and left at the break with a five point negative (42-47).
In the middle of the third period, the Golden State’s shot worked again. So the NBA champion came to a huge +17 point difference (49-66). Well, Boston did not surrender however. And until the start of the last 12 minutes made a fantastic run of 19-2 and came to the epic leveling of the score (68-68).
In the last period, the result was essentially equal. And both teams came in with a tie in the last 30 seconds, when the TD Gardens stood at 88-88.
Irving made two free throws for Boston’s advantage 90-88 at 18 seconds to the end. And after Durant missed an attack for Golden State, Curry made a foul that sent him off and gave Boston two free throws which were realized by Tatum for 92-88.
Boston’s best scorer was Jill Brown with 22 points, followed by Al Horford with a double-double: 18 points and 11 rebounds. At Golden State, Kevin Durant finished with 24 points, and the second scorer was Draymond Green with 11 points. One of the finest shooters, Stephen Curry, had only 9 points.