Photo highlights: Golden State Warriors fall to Boston Celtics in NBA Finals Game 3

Despite a strong comeback third quarter, the Golden State Warriors were defeated by the Boston Celtics 116-100.

Led by aggressive efforts from Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart, the Celtics won Game 3 of the NBA Finals to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Stephen Curry made six 3-pointers and scored 31 points, while Klay Thompson bounced back in Game 3 after a poor start to the series with 25 points and five 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough as the Celtics overwhelmed the Warriors in the fourth quarter.

Wednesday’s loss marked the first time this postseason the Warriors have been defeated in their first game on an opponent’s home court in the playoffs.

Down for the second time this series, the Warriors will take on the Celtics again in Game 4 on Friday in Boston.

Bay Area News Group’s Madeline Kenney contributed to this report.

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins (22) is called for an offensive foul driving against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins (22) is called for an offensive foul driving against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Gary Payton II (0) and Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins (22) fight for a loose ball against Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Gary Payton II (0) and Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins (22) fight for a loose ball against Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (0) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics prepare to tip off in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics prepare to tip off in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Boston Celtics' Sam Hauser (30) dribbles against Boston Celtics' Derrick White (9) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Boston Celtics’ Sam Hauser (30) dribbles against Boston Celtics’ Derrick White (9) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Kevon Looney (5) scores over Boston Celtics' Robert Williams (44) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Kevon Looney (5) scores over Boston Celtics’ Robert Williams (44) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Kevon Looney (5) defends against Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Kevon Looney (5) defends against Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) celebrates drawing a foul on the Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins (22) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown (7) celebrates drawing a foul on the Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins (22) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) defends against Boston Celtics' Derrick White (9) in the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) defends against Boston Celtics’ Derrick White (9) in the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins (22) takes a shot against Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins (22) takes a shot against Boston Celtics’ Al Horford (42) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Jordan Poole (3) drives for two points between Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) and Payton Pritchard (11) in the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Jordan Poole (3) drives for two points between Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (0) and Payton Pritchard (11) in the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) celebrates his 3-point basket against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) celebrates his 3-point basket against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Gary Payton II (0) is defended by Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) on a drive to the basket in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Gary Payton II (0) is defended by Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown (7) on a drive to the basket in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks to Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) during their game against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks to Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) during their game against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and Draymond Green (23) scramble for a loose ball with Boston Celtics' Robert Williams (44) and Marcus Smart (36) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) and Draymond Green (23) scramble for a loose ball with Boston Celtics’ Robert Williams (44) and Marcus Smart (36) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Otto Porter Jr. (32) dribbles against Boston Celtics' Derrick White (9) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Otto Porter Jr. (32) dribbles against Boston Celtics’ Derrick White (9) in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins (22) disrupts a shot by Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) in the third quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins (22) disrupts a shot by Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) in the third quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Gary Payton II (0) talks to Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) after Curry committed a foul against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Gary Payton II (0) talks to Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) after Curry committed a foul against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42) sits on the ankle of Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Boston Celtics’ Al Horford (42) sits on the ankle of Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Boston Celtics' Robert Williams (44) hurdles Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Boston Celtics’ Robert Williams (44) hurdles Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) and Golden State Warriors' Otto Porter Jr. (32) fight for the ball against Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) in the third quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) and Golden State Warriors’ Otto Porter Jr. (32) fight for the ball against Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown (7) in the third quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins (22), Golden State Warriors' Nemanja Bjelica (8), Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) sit on the bench during their game against the Boston Celtics late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins (22), Golden State Warriors’ Nemanja Bjelica (8), Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) and Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (11) sit on the bench during their game against the Boston Celtics late in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) grimaces as Boston Celtics' Al Horford (42) lands on his leg during a loose ball involving Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) and Golden State Warriors' Jordan Poole (3) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) grimaces as Boston Celtics’ Al Horford (42) lands on his leg during a loose ball involving Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) and Golden State Warriors’ Jordan Poole (3) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) scores in the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum (0) scores in the fourth quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Gary Payton II (0) fouls Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Gary Payton II (0) fouls Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) yells at a referee after his sixth foul against the Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) yells at a referee after his sixth foul against the Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Andrew Wiggins (22) shoots a 3-point basket against Boston Celtics' Robert Williams (44) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins (22) shoots a 3-point basket against Boston Celtics’ Robert Williams (44) in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) lays on the ground after a play against the Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 08: Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry (30) lays on the ground after a play against the Boston Celtics in the fourth quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden in Boston, Mass., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

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