Celtics use huge fourth quarter to roar past Warriors in NBA finals opener

Once Boston’s balanced roster of NBA finals first-timers found a groove from long range

the determined Celtics delivered a memorable comeback and rallied past Stephen Curry and the Golden State old guard.

Jaylen Brown fueled the late charge and scored 24 points, Al Horford hit six three-pointers

and the Celtics rode the most lopsided fourth quarter in NBA finals history to a 120-108 victory over

the Warriors in Game 1 on Thursday night.

Horford finished with 26 points and the Celtics outscored the Warriors

40-16 in the final 12 minutes after trailing by 15 points late in the third quarter.

The 15th-year big man, who turns 36 Friday,

played in 141 previous postseason games, most ever before playing in the NBA Finals.