The Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 116-110 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday, June 8 led by Jaylen Brown’s 27 points, Jayson Tatum’s 26 points, and Marcus Smart’s 24 points. Boston is halfway to its 18th championship in franchise history, with a 2-1 series lead.
The Warriors dug themselves a hole, with Steph Curry’s health being a major issue. Late in the fourth quarter, the star point guard appeared to be injured.
Before getting hurt, Curry had a game-high 31 points. Golden State’s Klay Thompson had his finest game of the series, scoring 25 points, and Andrew Wiggins scored 18.
Although Stephen Curry had a customary third-quarter flurry, the Celtics had too much offence thanks to Jaylen Brown’s 27 points, Jayson Tatum’s 26 points, and Marcus Smart’s 24 points.
Despite Curry’s 31 points and Klay Thompson’s 25 points, the Warriors were unable to defeat Boston.
The Celtics’ size dominated a smaller Warriors squad, beating Golden State in rebounding (47-31), points in the paint (52-26) and second-chance points (22-11).