NBA Finals Score: Boston Celtics Beat Golden State Warriors in Game 3 After Draymond Green Clash

Boston regained the lead in a tumultuous NBA Finals series, shaking off an aggressive Draymond Green to overthrow the Warriors.

Boston took a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals series against the Warriors after a 116-100 win on Thursday.

The Celtics destroyed Golden State in game one before Steph Curry and Co. fought back in game two to improve the series. The seesaw continued in Boston as the home side made the most of a vocal home crowd to drive to a 16-point win.

Draymond Green was at his best (or worst) for the Warriors and found himself right in the middle of the action. A skirmish with Grant Williams threatened to boil over and Green was eventually kicked out of the game with four minutes left.

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The defensive specialist was widely mocked on social media as he now has as many fouls as points to his name across the final run (15 on both points).

For Boston, superstar trio Jaylen Brown (27 points), Marcus Smart (24 points) and Jayson Tatum (26 points) were the stars of the show.

Curry donated 31 points for the Warriors and his partner in crime Klay Thompson finished with 25. Andrew Wiggins came in with 18 points, but there was no stopping the Celtics from regaining the lead in the series.

Boston endured another wave of the Warriors in the third quarter, who briefly took a one-point lead, only for the Celtics to leave late for the convincing win.

Boston, which is looking to set a record for its 18th NBA title, will host the fourth game of the best-of-seven series on Saturday.

Originally published as Boston Bounces Back on Warriors as Draymond Green Sparks Skirmish

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