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The Boston Celtics managed to come back and win game three of the 2022 NBA Finals, leading against the Golden State Warriors, 2-1, in the best of seven series.
The Celtics beat their opponent by a score of 116-100 on Thursday night at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Jaylen Brown and Jason Tatum helped lead their team to victory over the rival with impressive performances. Brown delivered 27 points while collecting nine rebounds and five assists. Tatum also added his Finals game career with another 26 points and nine assists.
Stephen Curry had 31 points, but it wasn’t enough to take down the Celtics as they were tight on defense and forced to steal 16 ball possessions from their opponents.
Marcus Smart scored 24 points while Al Horford gave 11 points for the Celtics.
Meanwhile, Klay Thompson had 25 points while Andrew Wiggins scored 18 and contributed seven rebounds.
The Boston Celtics are just two wins away from getting the championship. Friday’s Game 4 will be played at Boston homecourt, where fans in green will fill the arena.
“Game 2, they brought the heat to us. For us, that left a bad taste in our mouth because what we hang our hat on is an effort on the defensive end and being a physical team,” said Marcus post-game. “It definitely woke us up a little bit. We just wanted to come out, and if we were going to come out here and play, the last thing when we left that court, we didn’t want to say we weren’t physical enough.”
The Golden State Warriors are in a bit of trouble as their star player Curry has been injured after Game 3.
“I know Steph is going to do everything he can in his power to play. I am really hoping he’s OK because he’s our identity, and without him, it will be very difficult,” his partner, Klay Thompson, said.
Curry said he would use his 48 hours to recover. According to the point guard, he doesn’t want to miss a game moving forward.
“See how I feel tomorrow and get ready for Friday,” told Curry to the media.