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Celtics’ Al Horford hits Jaylen Brown with a touchdown pass for an easy dunk in Game 3

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The Boston Celtics grabbed a pivotal Game 3 victory against the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night. The home team outlasted the Dubs, landing a loud 116-110 win. It was a massive bounce-back performance after a clunker in Game 2. As usual, Boston’s stingy defense was a big part of the story. The Celtics held the Warriors to just 78 field goal attempts for the game, forcing turnovers and limiting second-chance opportunities. Golden State found it nearly impossible to overcome the defensive attack.

On the other side, the Celtics looked much improved. The team in green shot better than they have in previous outings, and perhaps most importantly, logged 28 assists. Boston is at its best when they’re passing the rock.

One specific play captured the action in a nutshell — a slick defensive play from Marcus Smart forces a Golden State turnover. And as the Warriors are still registering the change in possession, Al Horford inbounds the ball, connecting with Jaylen Brown. It was one of the top highlights of the 2022 NBA Finals.

The Celtics converted on an easy dunk in the blink of an eye, all thanks to the club’s trademark defense. Relive the moment here:

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