NBA Finals Game 3 recap: Celtics top Warriors as Steph Curry sustains apparent injury late

The Boston Celtics are two wins away from claiming the NBA championship.

Jaylen Brown scored 27 points, Jayson Tatum had 26 and Marcus Smart added 24 as the Celtics used a fourth-quarter push to defeat the Golden State Warriors 116-110 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday. With a 2-1 series lead, Boston is halfway to the 18th title in franchise history.

The Warriors find themselves in a hole, with an additional concern in Steph Curry's health. The star point guard sustained an apparent injury late in the fourth quarter.

Curry scored a game-high 31 points before he was hurt. Klay Thompson had his best game of the series for Golden State with 25 points, and Andrew Wiggins added 18.

Curry banged up late in loss Curry was down on the court in pain with 4:07 left in the fourth quarter after he and other players tried to corral a loose basketball. As Curry dove to the floor, Boston's Al Horford appeared to fall on Curry's left leg.

It’s unknown how problematic the issue is for Curry and the Warriors. "We’ll know more (Thursday)," Warriors coach Steve Kerr said in an odd exchange with a reporter.

Curry checked out of the game with 2:19 left, with Kerr saying, "I took him out with two minutes left because we were down by 14 points."

Asked if there was no concern moving forward, Kerr replied, "I didn't say that. The injury didn't force him out of the game."

Curry said although he's "in some pain," he doesn't feel like he'll be sidelined.

"I'll be alright. I got caught — obviously in some pain, but I'll be alright," Curry said. "See how it feels (Thursday) and get ready for Friday. ... Don't feel like I'll miss a game. Take advantage of these next 48 hours to get ready."

Said Warriors guard Klay Thompson: "We need him if we want to win this thing. I know Steph is going to do everything he can in his power to play. I am really hoping he's okay because he's our identity, and without him, it will be very difficult."