The boston celtics took a two game to one lead in the NBA Finals after winning this Wednesday by 116-100 to the Golden State Warriors in the TD Garden. Those in green responded in the best way after the heavy defeat in the second duel in California.
Buoyed by their crowd, the Celtics came out with the lights on in the first quarter and were able to take a quick double-digit lead. The guard Jaylene Brown He was intractable in those first twelve minutes: he finished with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
The homeowners kept the Warriors from getting into the game in the second quarter, going into the long break with a lead of twelve. However, as in the last game, the third episode was again painful for those in green.
With a Stephen Curry scoring bombs from all directions, the Golden State reinvigorated themselves and left the home fans silent. Klay Thompson he also hit a couple of spot 3-pointers, and the Warriors were up in the blink of an eye in the blink of an eye.
But this time the Celtics had an answer. Unlike the second match, Ime Udoka’s men showed a lot of character to withstand the barrage of Curry and company, recompose themselves and, minutes later, take the lead again on the scoreboard.
In the fourth quarter, Jayson Tatum appeared with the best of his repertoire, and added to the extremely physical game of the Boston team, the Warriors ran out of energy for another comeback. Tatum finished with 26 points, while Brown and Marcus Smart followed with 27 and 24, respectively.
On the side of the Warriors, it did not reach the great performance of the “Splah Brothers” to keep the victory. Curry finished with 31 points and 6 triples, while Klay Thompson had 25 and 5 on his roster.
The next game of the Finals will be played this Friday in Boston, with the Celtics looking to take a 3-1 lead and the Warriors waiting for a reaction that will allow them to return to even the series.
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