boston celtics vs golden state warriors predictions and preview

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NBA boston celtics vs golden state warriors predictions and preview


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The Golden State Warriors remain in Boston on Friday night at 9 p.m. EDT to play the Celtics in Game 3. Golden State (1-2) is coming off a 16-point loss in Game 2. Boston (2-1) looks to take a commanding series lead and put the Warriors on the brink of elimination.


Warriors Falter On The Road

Golden State struggled out of the gate in Game 3 as they were outscored 33-22 but had a massive third quarter to make the game interesting before once again struggling in the fourth quarter. In the game, the Warriors were led by Steph Curry who dropped 31 while Klay Thompson had 25, and Andrew Wiggins chipped in with 18. Draymond Green fouled out in the game and recorded just 2 points in the loss.




The Warriors went 52-39 in the regular season and went just 22-19 on the road. Against Boston this season, they went 1-1 with the road team winning both games. Golden State has been led by Curry who's averaging 26.8 PPG while Thompson is averaging 19.4, Jordan Poole is chipping in with 17.4 and Wiggins is averaging 15.9. The Warriors are shooting 48.7% from the field and 38.3% from three.

Golden State lists Curry as day-to-day while James Wiseman is out.


Celtics Look To Put Warriors On Brink

Boston did what they were supposed to as they split the games in Golden State and they cruised to a Game 3 win at home. In the game, they shot 48.3% from the field and 37.1% from three along with outrebounding Golden State 47-31. In the game, they were led by Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Marcus Smart who dropped 27, 26, and 24 points, respectively. Al Horford added 11 while Grant Williams had 10 off the bench.




The Celtics have been led by Tatum who's averaging 26.3 while Brown is averaging 22.9 and Smart is averaging 15.4 while Horford is chipping in with 12.1. They are shooting 45.4% from the field and 37.3% from three. In the regular season, they went 51-31 while they went 28-13 at home as they were a much better team at home and it showed in Game 3.

Boston has no one on the injury report.