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NBA Finals: Celtics have a brilliant last quarter and beat Warriors in the third of the series

Jaylene Brown scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum added 26 and boston celtics beat another rush in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors in a 1

NBA Finals: Celtics have a brilliant last quarter and beat Warriors in the third of the series


Jaylene Brown scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum added 26 and boston celtics beat another rush in the third quarter of the Golden State Warriors in a 116-100 victory on Wednesday night that gave them a 2-1 lead in the Finals of the . Marcus Smart added 24 points.

Curry scores 31 points, but it’s not enough

Stephen Curry led Golden State with 31 points and six 3-pointers. He scored 15 points in a 33-25 third quarter for the Warriorsbut was injured late in the quarter after Al Horford he rolled on his leg from a fumble. It was similar to a play during the regular season in which Smart dived into the legs of Curry while chasing a loose ball.

Klay Thompson he came off a slump in the final and finished with 25 points and five three-pointers.

Brutal statistics in favor of the Celtics

The 39 previous times that the teams split the first two games of the final, the winner of Game 3 won the series 82% of the time.

Fed with the energy of the first public of the TD Garden who saw a match of the NBA Finals since the last trip Boston in 2010, the Celtics They started fast and led by as much as 18 points in the first half.

Golden State had an unavoidable run in a span of 40 seconds midway through the second quarter, once again taking advantage of the carelessness of the Celtics with basketball. Thompson and Curry They interspersed triples around a dunk from Andrew Wiggins on three consecutive possessions, and a minute later the layup Curry cut what was a 17-point deficit to 56-49 with more than three minutes left before halftime.

Boston scored five in a row and pushed the lead back to 12 at the break. It should have been more. The Celtics scored 68 points on 57% shooting from the field and 44% accuracy from deep in the first 24 minutes, but turnovers continued to plague them as Warriors scored 14 points from their eight errors.

Golden State didn’t get closer than eight points the rest of the way.. Tatum scored nine of his 27 points and Smart added eight of his 24 before the coach of Boston, Ime Udoka, will retire their starters with two minutes left in the quarter. When the final whistle sounded, the Celtics scored 52 points in the paint to the Warriors’ 26 and 22 second-chance points against his 11, grabbing four of his 15 offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter.