NBA Game 3 Finals Celtics Beat Warriors
Jaylen Brown scored 27 points, Jayson T
atum added 26 and the Boston Celtics beat back another third-quarter onslaught by the Golden State Warriors
Marcus Smart added 24 points and helped lead a defensive effort that held the Warriors to 11 points in the fourth quarter,
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 31 points and six three-pointers.
He had 15 points in a 33-25 third quarter by the Warriors but was hurt
late in the fourth after Al Horford rolled into his leg on a loose ball.
It was similar to a play during the regular season in which Smart dove into Curry’s legs while chasing a loose ball.
Klay Thompson broke out of a finals slump and finished with 25 points and five threes.
But the Warriors’ shooting couldn’t save them on a night the more athletic Celtics out
muscled them for a 47-31 rebounding advantage,
Boston recovered to take a 93-89 edge into the fourth. The Celtics got the lead back up to 102-91 in the fourth and outscored Golden
State 23-11 in the quarter.
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