NBA Final: Jelly Brown’s strong start gives Celtics a home win in Game 3

In front of their flamboyant home fans, the Celtics got off to a red-hot start at the offensive end, taking their side 33-22 in quarter-time with 17 points from Jaylene Brown in the first quarter.

Boston’s attack did not diminish in the second quarter and they scored 35 points, but the Warriors scored 34 runs to stay down 68-56 in half time.

Brown led the first half with 22 points, seven rebounds and three assists – roughly matching his regular season average of 23.6 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists.

For the Warriors, Clay Thompson had 15 points, Stephen Curry 14 and Andrew Wiggins 13, while the rest of the team had 12 points.

As for the Warriors’ subject, he exploded once again in the third quarter, with Carrie scoring 15 points in eight minutes to win the frame 33-25.

The Warriors took an 83-82 lead with the 15th point of the Curry quarter and the Celtics fought back 93-89 in the final break before settling.

The Celtics will be remembered as one of the best defensive elements of the modern era, and they relied on the bottom of the floor to hold on to victory, holding the Warriors to just 11 points in the fourth quarter, while Jason Tatum was in the lead. Under the leadership of the Celtics stretched down eight.

After setting a career-high 13 assists in Game 1 of the Final, Tatum showed that it was no fluke, and provided nine more assists to go with his 26 points (nine-23 shots).

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Brown cooled late and completed 27 points (nine of 16) with nine rebounds and five assists, while Marcus Smart scored 24 points (17 of eight shots) with seven rebounds and five assists.

However, game changer Robert Williams was third for the Celtics. The injury-prone center showed why he was named Defensive Player of the Year and NBA All-Defensive Second Team of the Year, completing his eight points and 10 rebounds with four blocks and three steals. Williams also completed Game-High Plus / Minus Plus 21.

For the Warriors, Curry was brilliant, scoring 31 points on 12-of-22 shots, hitting 6-of-11 from long range, while Thompson scored 25 points on seven-in-17 shots. Together the final match was the best game,

The number one public enemy in Boston was Drummond Green, and the crowd said goodbye to him when he was out with just two points, four rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes in the fourth quarter.

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