BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum added 26 and the Boston Celtics repelled another Golden State Warriors attack in the third quarter Wednesday night with a 116-100 win that gave them a 2-1 lead in the NBA brought finals.
Marcus Smart added 24 points.
Stephen Curry led Golden State with 31 points and six 3-pointers. He had 15 points in a 33-25 third quarter from the Warriors but was injured late in the fourth after Al Horford rolled in his leg on a loose ball. It was similar to a game during the regular season where Smart dove into Curry’s legs while chasing a loose ball.
Klay Thompson broke out of a finals slump to finish with 25 points and five 3s.
Game 4 is Friday in Boston.
The previous 39 teams split the first two games of the finals, with the winner of Game 3 winning the series 82% of the time.
The Celtics, fueled by the energy of the first TD Garden crowd to see an NBA Finals game since Boston’s last trip in 2010, started quickly, leading by as much as 18 points in the first half.
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