2022 NBA Finals: Celtics make history with Game 1 comeback win over Warriors

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Incredible stat shows rarity of Celtics' Game 1 comeback win originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Game 1 of the NBA Finals was a back-and-forth battle between the Warriors and Boston Celtics.

The Warriors outscored the Celtics in the first and third quarters, and Boston outscored Golden State in the second and then closed out the game with a huge fourth quarter in which they outscored the Warriors 40-16, going on to win 120-108.

Celtics-Warriors takeaways: C's steal Game 1 with fourth-quarter explosion

Not only did the Celtics win Game 1 in enemy territory, but they also made history while doing so.

Boston became the first team to win an NBA Finals game by double digits after being down by double digits in the fourth, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The Warriors were favored to win the game when they took a 15-point lead toward the end of the third quarter -- so much that the Celtics’ win probability fell as low as 4 percent at that time.

Even though the odds were against them, Celtics first-year head coach Ime Udoka never lost faith in his team.

"That's kind of who we've been all year," Udoka said. "Tough grinders, resilient group that we can always know we can rely on our defense to kind of buckle down when needed."

But as Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said, it’s the first team to reach four wins, and the Warriors certainly don’t have their heads down ahead of Game 2 on Sunday at Chase Center.