Stephen Curry attempted a left-side floater. Klay Thompson later attempted a layup from the same area.

Boston Celtics spiked slightly different Golden State Warriors fourth-quarter shots over of bounds in Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Robert Williams III blocked Curry and Jaylen Brown blocked Thompson, answering worries about whether the Celtics can handle the NBA's greatest stage.

Celtics are too big for Warriors. Boston is up 2-1 in the NBA Finals after blowing a big lead and winning 116-100 on Wednesday.

The Celtics stared down pressure late in the third quarter. The Warriors must win Friday's Game 4 or else.

Celtics coach Ime Udoka claimed players aren't anxious. "It is. We've been through the playoffs, so it's time to move on. We've seen what works."

The Celtics were bigger, stronger, faster, and tougher in Game 3, and the Warriors will wait to see if Curry re-sprained his left foot after getting slammed by Al Horford in the final minutes. 

Curry re-sprained his foot against Boston in the regular season. Curry was confident. The Warriors know the consequences. "We need him," Thompson remarked.

Curry isn't enough. They may need his finest now. There's still hope. After losing, the Warriors have won six straight. They're back. Themselves. 

Curry, Thompson, and Draymond Green were down 2-1 in the 2015 finals before winning. Turnaround experts.

Again, they must try Friday, or a Celtics team that was 25-25 after 50 games will be nearing an 18th championship banner.

Green declared, "We'll be better" after finishing with 2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 fouls, and hearing vulgar yells from the Boston crowd. "I'll improve. Game 4! "2-2"

Still confident. Boston isn't shaken. Game 3 showed Celtic pride. Boston blew an 18-point first-half lead in the third quarter

and the Warriors led 83-82. A club with no NBA Finals veterans may have panicked and crumbled here. Celtics recovered quickly and outscored Warriors 34-17.

Smart said, "We discovered a way." "That's what makes us a great team, because we still found a way to win or put ourselves in a strong position to win"

California's turn. If Boston had lost Game 3, they wouldn't have won the title. Warriors know what Game 4 entails. 

It's not an elimination game, and a 3-1 deficit doesn't guarantee defeat (they discovered that in 2016 against Cleveland), but it's a must-win.

Thompson: "We lost it." Friday is a great chance to level the series and gain a road win.