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  • Writer's pictureBruno Asoka

Boston Celtics with the upper hand at TD Garden

Celtics won 116-100 over the Warriors at TD Garden to lead the seven-game series 2-1 in front of 19156 spectators.

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum had a combined total points of 53 points. Jaylen Brown was one rebound away from getting a double-double. For the Warriors, ‘splash brothers’, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson had 56 points combined.

Coming from a loss in Game 2, in which Celtics had 19 turnovers, they were crisp in their passing and handling the ball tonight. Draymond Green was jeered by the crowd throughout the match after having a miserable game. Celtics led at halftime with a twelve-point cushion, 68-56.

Boston’s lead was erased as Warriors took the lead in the third quarter with a seven-point which included Steph Curry’s four-point play when he drew a foul on Al Horford. Otto Porter Jr sank his three pointer to put Golden State up 83-82.

Celtics recovered back to take a 93-89 into the fourth and put the pressure back on Warriors. They [Celtics] outscored the Warriors in the fourth quarter 23-11 and eventually winning the match 116-100.

The previous 39 times teams have split the first two games of the finals, the winner of Game 3 went on to win the series 82% of the time.

Game 4 is on Friday in Boston.

Can Celtics inch closer to the trophy or will Warriors square it out?

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