Celtics endure Warriors’ comeback; grab 2-1 series lead

The Boston Celtics endured the comeback of the Golden State Warriors and took the 100-116 victory in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Trailed by as many as 18 in the contest, the Warriors went on a 25-10 run in the third to take the lead (83-82). Yet, Boston stood tall, reclaimed the lead and outscored Golden State 11-23 in the fourth to seal the deal.

Three players scored 24+ points for the winners, with Jaylen Brown leading the way with 27 points (17 in the opening quarter).

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Stephen Curry (31 points) and Klay Thompson (25 points) combined for 56 points for the losing squad, which led only twice in the contest (2-0, 83-82).

The Celtics grabbed a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals and are now heading to Game 4 on Friday to take a clear advantage. For their part, the Warriors will aim to even the series, which remains to Boston and TD Garden.

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