Breaking down the Boston Celtics epic Game 1 comeback against the Golden State Warriors

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First, the Golden State Warriors saw their superstar point guard Stephen Curry go on a tear in the first quarter to jump out to a double-digit lead over the Boston Celtics. Then, after the guys in green managed to fight back and take a small lead heading into the game’s penultimate frame, the Dubs came out hard to take one of their patented third-quarter scoring extravaganzas to Boston’s hapless defense.

If you despaired with the belief that the game was over at that point, you would be forgiven; few teams can withstand that kind of an offensive avalanche and live to tell the tale. But the Celtics did exactly that, roaring back in the contest’s fourth-quarter behind huge games from star forward Jaylen Brown, veteran center Al Horford, and reserve guard Derrick White.

How did Boston pull it off? Has the advantage passed to the Celtics after the Warriors lost home-court advantage? Does Golden State need to hold steady, or can their original game plan still work in this series?

The host of the CLNS Media “Winning Plays” podcast Brian Robb got together with Brendan Jackson to talk all things Boston and Game 1; check out the clip embedded above to hear their views on the Celtics’ chances to win it all.

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