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Jaylen Brown scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum added 26 and the Boston Celtics rode the energy of a raucous TD Garden crowd to beat back another third-quarter onslaught by the Golden State Warriors in a 116-100 win on Wednesday night that gave them a 2-1 lead in the Finals. Stephen Curry led Golden State with 31 points and six 3-pointers. Game 4 is on Friday in Boston.

After a home-court win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3, the Boston Celtics veteran forward Al Horford (11 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists) reacted to his flagrant foul against the Warriors star guard Stephen Curry: “It happens, I understand that. I felt like it was a good contest … but yeah, it was a fair call.”