Game 1 of the NBA Finals is officially in the books. Despite being the more res

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is officially in the books. Despite being the more res

Game 1 of the NBA Finals is officially in the books.Despite being the more rested team, it was the Warriors who looked fatigued in the final quarter as the Celtics, who trailed 103-100 at one stage, closed the game on a 20-5 run to steal away homecourt advantage with a 120-108 victory.Much was made of the Marcus Smart vs. Steph Curry battle and if Jayson Tatum could elevate his game to yet another level. But it was the Celtics' "others" who really stepped up big in the fourth quarter.We break down the key player ratings for you right here and give each player a rating out of 10 Jon Teske Jersey for their performance in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.NBA LEAGUE PASS: Sign up to unlock live out-of-market games (7-day free trial)Player ratingsSteph CurryIf you told folks that Curry wouldset the NBA Finals record for three-pointers made in a quarter with six in the first quarter, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the Warriors would have blown out their opponent.That was not the case though as Curry would go on to hit just one more triple after his early offensive onslaught.Chef Curry was cooking up in Q1 6 3PM | 21 PTS Q2 Live Now on ABC NBA (@NBA) He still finished 7-of-14 from long rang and 12-of-25 overall for 34 points, five rebounds and five a sists. But it did appear like Curry was forcing things a little too much especially in the second half as he tried to recapture the fire of the first quarter.Currys 21 points are the most points scored in Michael Schofield Jersey the first quarter of any Finals game over the last 50 seasons.Rating:8MORE:Al HorfordHorford, playing in his first-ever NBA Finals showed up and showed out.Big Al has shown glimpses of taking over games during this postseason run, and many wondered what kind of impact he would have in the NBA Finals.Well, he absolutely balled out in Game 1 and was a key part of the Celtics' ma sive fourth quarter in which they outscored the Warriors 40-16.Horford was a perfect 4-of-4 in the fourth quarter and scored or a sisted on 14 of Boston's final 17 points.Al Horford (4-4 FGM) leads the down the stretch with 11 Q4 points! NBA (@NBA) Horford finished the game with 26 points (9-of-12 shooting), six rebounds Chase Winovich Jersey , three a sists and he was 6-of-8 from long-range.Rating: 10Jaylen BrownHorford and Derrick White will get a lot of the attention postgame, but it was Brown who dragged them back into the game just as things were starting to swing in favor of the Warriors.Brown had 24 points, seven rebounds and five a sists on 10-of-23 shooting from the field.He was instrumental in helping the C's open the fourth on a 7-0 run.Jaylen Brown to Time-Lord The start Q4 on a 7-0 run!The presented by NBA (@NBA) Rating:9MORE:Jayson TatumThe only thing that Tatum did not do well in Game 1 was shoot the ball.He finished the game with 12 points on 3-of-17 shooting, but his playmaking and Jourdan Lewis Jersey defense were elite.The Celtics won the game despite Tatum making just one field goal in the last three quarters of the game.On a night where his shot wasn't falling, Tatum stepped up his playmaking duties from the wing position and was integral in that role."I don't expect to shoot that bad again, but if we win, I'll take it," JAYSON x JAY Z and HOV following the Game 1 win. NBA (@NBA) He finished with a game-high 13 a sists, whichis an NBA record for most a sists in a Finals debut.Rating: 8Derrick WhiteIf the Celtics are to go on and win the 'chip, they will need more performances from Derrick White like they got in Game 1.The Warriors may have more talent in the top half of their roster than the Celtics do, but Boston's strength is in their depth. Guys like White are integral to what coach Ime Udoka wants to do.White had 21 crucial points off the bench in Game 1, including five 3-pointers.White had back Matt Wile Jersey -to-back deep 3s, with his fifth and final make coming with 5:40 left to tie the game at 103-103.A look back at Derrick White's 3 to tie up the game No air-space. No problem.The lead with le s than 3 mins remaining on ABC NBA (@NBA) White's final 3-pointer sparked a 17-0 run that the Warriors just never recovered from. If he keeps this up Warriors coach Steve Kerr will have yet another player to worry about.Rating: 9MORE:Draymond GreenThis was, uh, not Draymond Green's best game in a Warriors jersey, that's for sure.Green is the team's defensive lynchpin, and he played that role well once again. But offensively, he struggled badly.Green was just 2-of-12 from the field as he just kept trying to shoot his way out of whatever slump he was in. He did however, have 11 rebounds and five a sists to go with his six points.Rating: 6Andrew Wiggins Isaiah Paige Jersey Wiggins was the Warriors' second-best player in Game 1.He had 20 points (8-of-15 shooting) and five rebounds. But the talk surrounding Wiggins has been about what kind of impact he can have defensively on the Celtics' wings of Tatum and Brown.Go crazy, Golden State Warriors (@warriors) Well, he obliged when he was the primary defender on Tatum on Thursday night.Tatum was just 1-of-7 from the field when Wiggins was the primary defender on him.One thing to look for more moving forward from Wiggins in this series is what kind of playmaking he will bring to the table he had 0 a sists in Game 1.Rating: 7

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