Game 3 of the NBA Finals was a blowout for two quarters, a close game for a literal minute and ultimately a dominant showing by the Celtics on their home court.
Boston won 116-100 to take a 2-1 advantage in the series over the Warriors.
The tremendous trio of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart were immense with 26, 27 and 24 points respectively.
After all his talking pre-game, Draymond Green fouled out with just two points. Steph Curry finished with 31 points while Klay Tompson had 25.
The Celtics jumped out to a big lead early and kept the Warriors at arms’ length for most of the first half. Another ridiculous third-quarter run by Golden State put them ahead briefly but Boston flipped the switch in the fourth and ran away with it.
Here are the best reactions to all the action:
How Twitter reacted to the Celtics and Warriors in Game 3
The Warriors’ third-quarter run, including a seven-point play, had Twitter talking.
All of us watching the third quarter Warriors pic.twitter.com/Q3WmErRaAY
— Twitter Sports is watching the NBA Finals (@TwitterSports) June 9, 2022
7 points for the Warriors in 13 seconds lmaooo pic.twitter.com/kayIvnywWo
— Alex 👋 #WelcomeBackDeebo (@dbs408) June 9, 2022
Greatest teams of all time:
Game 1 Magic
3Q Warriors pic.twitter.com/taJI7mUFEc
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 9, 2022
The Celtics had a response though. Despite losing control for a brief moment, they stormed back with a vengeance.
Warriors have had some 3rd quarters, but sheesh, Celtics have had some 4th quarters… 👀
— Ros Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) June 9, 2022
Warriors took 83-82 lead… Celtics 28-13 since
— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) June 9, 2022
I just saw a lot of bad passes and somehow the Celtics came out the other side up 11?
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) June 9, 2022
Robert Williams III is the second Celtics player with 3 blocks and 3 steals in a Finals game, joining Kevin McHale (Game 4 of 1986 Finals vs Rockets). pic.twitter.com/ukxEHixm7o
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 9, 2022
XRAY OF THE ENTIRE CELTICS TEAM pic.twitter.com/B6Y9MvhiG7
— Cameron Tabatabaie (@CTabatabaie) June 9, 2022
Not everyone was happy about that.