N.B.A. Finals: How Boston Beat Golden State in Game 1

Golden State led by as many as 15 points, but could not fend off a young Celtics team that came roaring back in the fourth quarter.

After a long and eventful road to the N.B.A. finals, Golden State was grateful

for a full week to rest and recover before facing the Boston Celtics in Game 1 on Thursday night.

Golden State’s modest break came to an abrupt end.

Boston made sure of it, stunning Golden State, 120-108

to take the opening game of the best-of-seven series at Chase Center.

The Celtics leaned on their depth to erase a 15-point deficit in the second half.

Al Horford scored a team-high 26 points, while Jaylen Brown added 24 and Derrick White scored 21 off the bench.

Jayson Tatum scored just 12 points in the win while shooting 3 of 17 from the field, but he had a game-high 13 assists.