The Golden State Warriors could not carry the golden form in their first finals game despite getting the featured players in the playing squad. Andre Iguodala, Gary Payton II, and Otto Porter Jr. made a comeback but in vain.
The game ultimately went on the side of the Boston Celtics. Not entirely, though, as the Golden State Warriors managed to put up a fight of 120-108. They are geared up for the next game with their champions, who remain on the playing team.
Performances by Andre Iguodala, Gary Payton II, and Otto Porter Jr. gave a tough fight, with Otto Porter Jr. scoring 12 points, four rebounds, and two steals in the early 24 minutes. Andre Iguodala pitched in 7 points and three assists in 12 minutes, while Gary Payton II did not leave a mark on the board.
They were earlier questionable before going available to play in the Thursday game, the tournament’s opener. The Boston Celtics narrated a similar picture with Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III.
Both were put on the game floor minutes before it opened up. The line-up announcement spread a relaxing vibe immediately after Marcus Smart, and Robert Williams III were announced in the game.
Their contributions took the Celtics to the victorious side against the Warriors. Marcus Smart gave his side 18 points with five rebounds and four assists, while Robert Wiliams III scored 8 points, six rebounds, and one steal.
The second finals game is scheduled for Sunday at 8 ET on ABC. NBA finals are now on alert as the Boston Celtics have proved the experience could be overrated.