BOSTON — 11:35 p.m. Home cooking! The Boston Celtics are now up 2-1 in the NBA Finals after a big win at home over the Golden State Warriors at the TD Garden. The final: 116-100.
Game 4 is Friday in Boston.
“Don’t get too happy and get ready for the next one,” said Jayson Tatum said after the game.
11:29 p.m. Warriors have taken Curry and Thompson out of the game and Draymond Green has fouled out.
11:26 p.m. 12 point lead for Celtics with 3:15 remaining. 112-100. And did you catch this one?!
11:19 p.m. Robert Williams on X games mode. Celtics up 107-96 with just over 5 minutes left.
11:08 p,m. Let’s do this. Celtics up 11 points 102-91.
10:58 p.m. We have one quarter left. 93-89 Celtics after 3. Jaylen Brown has 24 points for the Celtics, followed by Tatum with 18. Curry leads the way for the Warriors with 29 points followed by Klay Thompson with 25
10:47 p.m. Warriors take their first lead since being up 2-0. It’s now 83-82 Warriors.
10:45 p.m. Too close for comfort now. 82-80 Celtics after Steph Curry hit a three in which he was fouled by Horford and it was called a flagrant foul.
10:28 p.m. Draymond Green is being Draymond Green. Some physical play with Jaylen Brown, who’s been on fire. Celtics still up by 10, 79-69.
10:27 p.m. We are back at it. Second half of game 3 is underway. Also – thanks to Nelly for the halftime show.
10:18 p.m. Some halftime stats: Celtics Jaylen Brown with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Jayson Tatum with 11 points, and 4 rebounds. Marcus Smart with 10 points and 3 rebounds. Warriors Klay Thompson with 15 points, and 2 rebounds. Steph Curry with 14 points and 1 rebound.
10:10 pm. We have made it to halftime. Celtics are up by 12 points – 68-56.
10:03 p.m. Warriors are making it interesting. Celtics are up 59-49 now.
9:55 p.m. Hey Robert Williams, can you remember any of that rap? #defense
9:43 p.m. Some first quarter stats: Jaylen Brown had 17 points and 5 rebounds in 12 minutes of play. Jayson Tatum 3 points, 2 rebounds. Steph Curry 7 points, Klay Thompson 5 points 1 rebound.
9:36 p.m. End of the first quarter. Celtics are up 33-22.
9:34 p.m. Celts leading by 10 points with 1:17 left in the first quarter. Jaylen Brown has 17 points already, and Al Horford is making his presence felt.
9:08 p.m: The game has started. Jayson Tatum is once again showing that his right shoulder is bothering him a bit after some early contact. Still, the Celtics pull off an early 10-point run.
Celtics fans have been gathered outside the Garden waiting for hours to get inside. Chants of “Let’s go Celtics” echoed on Causeway Street as fans made their way in.
The Greater Boston Firefighters Pipes & Drums were out on Causeway as well to set the scene for fans of the Celtics.
The Garden looked pretty nice before fans piled into their seats. T-shirts were draped over their seats, about the hunt for banner 18 in the 617 of Boston.
Governor Charlie Baker challenged California Governor Gavin Newsom to a bet before Game 3. Each would have to wear the other team’s jersey if they lost.
Gov. Newsom responded a short time later.
The Celtics released a nice hype video a few hours before tipoff.
Material from the Associated Press contributed to this report.
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