Celtics' epic comeback sets sports world ablaze: 'What on earth is going on?'

The Boston Celtics erupted in the fourth quarter to erase a 12-point deficit and outscore the Golden State Warriors by 24, to win Game 1 on the NBA Finals 120-108.

The Golden State Warriors were up 87-72 in the third quarter, on their home floor, with Stephen Curry playing at his peak. It looked like the Dubs would cruise to victory and add to a 21-2 Game 1 record under Steve Kerr.

Not so fast.

Trailing by 12 entering the final frame, the Celtics started hitting shot after shot before mounting a 40-16 fourth quarter, which included a 20-2 run, to complete the most lopsided quarter in NBA history and steal Game 1 on the road.

And best of all? This wasn't Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown leading the comeback, this was 36-year-old Al Horford, new father Derrick White and pesky Marcus Smart.

Amazed by the potentially series-altering comeback, players, fans and media shared their reactions on Twitter:

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