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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, the Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka talked about Robert Williams III, who has been working his way back from knee surgery and finished Game 3 with eight points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, impacting the game: “It was huge … when we get nights like this for him it obviously pays dividends for us.”