Warriors concerned after Stephen Curry’s injury scare?

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CJ Holmes: Steve Kerr says he took Stephen Curry out of the game with two minutes left because the Warriors were down 14, not because of his apparent injury. However, he didn’t deny that the injury was a concern. The team will know more about the nature of it tomorrow.
Source: Twitter @CjHolmes22

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
steph curry on boston’s crowd: “par for the course. every arena you get something.” – 12:43 AM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Stephen Curry: “I’ll be all right. Got caught underneath Al.”
Curry said it feels similar to the foot sprain he suffered earlier this year against the Celtics.
Curry also said he thinks he’ll be alright and that he doesn’t expect to miss any time. – 12:41 AM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Curry said he did the same thing to his foot that he did in March against Boston — just not as severe. Said he doesn’t think it will cost him a game – 12:40 AM

Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes
Stephen Curry says his foot injury feels similar to how he injured it against Boston in the regular season. But he said he doesn’t expect to miss a game. – 12:40 AM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Stephen Curry says he’ll be alright after the pile up in the fourth. He says it was the same thing that happened with Marcus Smart during the regular season, just not as bad.
“I got caught up underneath Al. They’ll be some pain, but I’ll be alright.” – 12:40 AM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steph Curry: “I’ll be all right. Got caught underneath Al.” Said he’s in pain. Same foot sprain that he suffered against Boston earlier this season, but “not as bad”. Said he doesn’t believe he will miss Game 4. – 12:39 AM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Steph Curry said he feels it’s the same injury he had against the Celtics in the regular season, the one that cost him the rest of the season. A foot sprain. Said he anticipates playing Game 4 – 12:39 AM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Steph Curry says “I’ll be all right. … Same thing I did against Boston in the regular season, but not as bad.”
Curry’s left foot is wrapped in an ace bandage under his sweat pants. He doesn’t expect to miss a game – 12:39 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steph Curry when asked if he suffered a foot sprain:
“That’s what it felt like and I’ll see how it responds…I don’t feel like I’ll miss a game, though.” – 12:39 AM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
steph curry: “i’m gonna be alright. there will be some pain but i’ll be alright…it’s the same thing i did against boston in the regular season, but not as bad.”
says he doesn’t think he’ll miss a game. – 12:39 AM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Steph Curry: “I’ll be alright.” He says there is some pain in his foot.
“I don’t feel like I’ll miss a game though.” – 12:39 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Stephen Curry said it felt like a foot sprain. Added, “I don’t think I’ll miss a game, though.” – 12:39 AM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Curry says it’s the same thing that happened against Boston in the regular season, “but not as bad.” That means sprained foot.
Says he expects to play Friday. – 12:39 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steph Curry: “I’ll be all right. I got caught underneath Al. Obviously, there will be some pain, but I’ll be all right.” – 12:38 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Stephen Curry’s left ankle is wrapped. – 12:38 AM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Horford on his Flagrant 1 on Curry: “I understand it – try to protect the shooters, and I didn’t let him land.” – 12:35 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Al Horford said he understands why he was called for a flagrant foul. “It was a fair call.” Obviously, as he said, it’s tough to contest Curry when he’s pulling up from deep. – 12:35 AM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Horford said he wasn’t high enough in coverage and gave Curry some looks that were too clean. “I definitely put some of those on me and I need to be better in those positions.” – 12:28 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Klay Thompson said the Warriors are really hoping Steph Curry is okay because he’s their identity. – 12:27 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Klay Thompson on Stephen Curry: “I really hope he’s OK because he’s our identity.” – 12:27 AM

Malika Andrews @malika_andrews
Klay Thompson on Steph Curry: “I’m really hoping he’s okay because he’s our identity…” – 12:27 AM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
All that really matters for the Warriors right now is Stephen Curry’s health. Golden State needs him at peak Steph to have a chance in these Finals. – 12:26 AM

Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Steve Kerr said the #Warriors will know more about Steph Curry’s health tomorrow. Added “We were kind of plugging holes tonight. They did a good job. They earned the win. They put a lot of pressure
on us and felt like we were kind of swimming upstream most of the night.” – 12:14 AM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Draymond Green said he got his sixth foul while trying to push guys off of Steph Curry as he was “screaming at the bottom of the pile.”
“I’ll take a foul for that,” he said. – 12:09 AM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Draymond Green said he picked up his sixth foul for pushing a Celtic off Steph Curry on the play Curry may have been injured on because Curry was “screaming at the bottom of the pile.” – 12:07 AM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Steve Kerr said “we’ll know more tomorrow” when asked about Steph Curry hobbling late. Al Horford landed on his lower left leg scrambling for a loose ball. – 11:49 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Two best words in sports: “Game 7.”
Four worst words in sports: “We’ll know more tomorrow,” which is what Steve Kerr just said about Stephen Curry’s health. – 11:48 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Steve Kerr said the Warriors will “know more tomorrow” about Stephen Curry’s injury. He offered no further details on what Curry is dealing with. – 11:48 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Steve Kerr says he took Stephen Curry out of the game with two minutes left because the Warriors were down 14, not because of his apparent injury. However, he didn’t deny that the injury was a concern. The team will know more about the nature of it tomorrow. – 11:48 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Steve Kerr asked about a potential Steph Curry injury: “We’ll know more tomorrow.” – 11:47 PM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Curry is having a monster series. Dude has been magnificent so far – 11:47 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Boston outscored Golden State 34-17 after Steph Curry’s 3-pointer gave the Warriors an 83-82 lead in the third – 11:46 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics win 116-100. Celtics lead NBA Finals 2-1
Brown – 27/9/5
Tatum – 26/6/9
Smart – 24/7/5
Rob – 8/10/0/3/4
Horford – 11/8/6
Grant – 10 pts
Celtics – 48.3% FGs
Celtics – 13-35 3Ps
Celtics – 12 TOs
Curry – 31 pts
Thompson – 25 pts
GSW – 46.2% FGs
GSW – 15-40 3Ps
GSW – 17 TOs – 11:37 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Curry gets just 1 FT attempt, his fewest of the postseason – 11:37 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics win Game 3 116-100, lead series 2-1. Brown 27, Tatum 26 (9 ast), Smart 24; Curry 31, Thompson 25 (combined for 2 in 4Q). – 11:35 PM

Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
This may seem like nitpicking but when you have Curry and Thompson, why pull your starters with over 2:00 left down 14. Stranger things have happened. They went on an 8-0 run in the 2nd quarter in 37 seconds. – 11:31 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
The Celtics finally swarmed Curry in the fourth quarter and banked on others beating them. Not only did they force three turnovers from him, but limited Curry to 4 shots, he made one. Warriors managed just 11 points in the first 10 minutes of the quarter – 11:30 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
As Curry walked over to the bench during the last timeout, he was still walking with a slight limp and was grabbing at his rib cage.
Down 14 with 2:19 left, the Warriors’ starters and main rotational players are done. – 11:29 PM

Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
Smart once again, gets a banged up Curry in an ISO and takes him right to the basket. His Bball IQ may be his best asset and that’s saying a lot considering he’s the DPOY – 11:29 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Blitzing curry definitely worked. I think the timing of the blitz did more than the blitzing itself. Warriors were in desperation mode at that point, Steph trying to find a sliver of space. Early on, that probably leads to easier offense from others. – 11:28 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Wonder if Curry hurt his ribs on that tie up with Horford. Grabbed at them when Smart bumped him. Game 3 all but finished. C’s up 14 – 11:27 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
curry holding his rib as he walks back to the huddle. strong move by smart on the drive. – 11:27 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Now Curry takes an elbow to the ribs from Smart and winces in pain – 11:27 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Looks like Al Horford rolled up Curry’s leg diving for the loose ball – 11:25 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Stephen Curry was down on the court for a very long time after that pileup. Draymond Green was very mad at Courtney Kirkland for allowing that scrum to go on for as long as it did.
Steph is still trying to walk it off. Draymond has also fouled out. – 11:24 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Curry was down and in pain. He gets up and has a limp – 11:24 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
Stephen Curry is still on the ground, kicking his legs. He comes up with a noticeable limp. – 11:24 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Great defense by Brown on Curry after the swtich. – 11:21 PM

Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
Tatum has done a superb job attacking when Curry gets switched onto him. Warriors are trying to help late but when Tatum is this aggressive, the help is too late – 11:18 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Curry’s carelessness killing the Warriors in the fourth quarter. – 11:07 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
What is Steph Curry thinking with that pass? What is that? – 11:07 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Curry picked a bad time for risky passes – 11:06 PM

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
Curry, Draymond and Wiggins all with 4 fouls now. – 11:03 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Green, Wiggins and Curry all have 4 fouls. Looney has 3 – 11:03 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Foul trouble watch:
Boston
Horford – 3
Rob – 3
Golden State
Curry – 4
Green – 4
Looney – 3
Wiggins – 3 – 11:03 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
After 3: Celtics 93, Warriors 89. Boston is now -43 in third quarters in this series, and +36 in the other eight that have been played, after being outscored 33-25.
Stephen Curry is back in to start the fourth quarter after a brief rest, and is still only at 27 for the game. – 11:02 PM

Austin Kent @AustinKent
We have Steph Curry and Klay Thompson taking turns showing how they made the Warriors one of the most historically significant franchises of the NBA’s existence. As we speak.
4th quarter starts now. Tune in if for some reason you haven’t been watching. pic.twitter.com/rz6naBbHwD11:02 PM

Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
Man Kerr played with fire sitting Curry the final three minutes of the third. That had every chance to fall back to a 10-point deficit going into fourth when Warriors had every ounce of momentum – 11:01 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 93-89 after three
Brown – 24/9/5
Tatum – 18/5/7
Smart – 16/6/4
Horford – 11/6/5
Celtics – 50.7% FGs
Celtics – 11-27 3Ps
Celtics – 11 TOs
Curry – 29 points
Thompson – 25 points
Wiggins – 13 points
Warriors – 49.2% FGs
Warriors – 14-31 3Ps
Warriors – 9 TOs – 11:01 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Boston did well to not get completely knocked out in that 3rd quarter
But Smart has as many TOs as buckets
Tatum continues to be shaky inside the arc
And they took JB away in a 12-minute 3rd quarter
Not to mention Boston bigs getting killed by Curry/Thompson 3s – 11:01 PM

Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Curry, Green got key rest while Celtics stars Tatum, Brown played out that quarter. – 11:00 PM

Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Elite shooting can go a long way. Warriors largely overmatched defensively, physically, athletically, name it, and they’re right in it because of Curry and Thompson. – 10:59 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Having Thompson shooting 6-of-12, instead of his horrendous Game 2, helps enable Kerr to give Curry a rare rest here. – 10:55 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Curry is out. These are a huge 3 minutes. He is at 27 minutes. If he can sit until the fourth, he can play the entire fourth and finish at 39 — if he doesn’t foul out – 10:53 PM

StatMuse @statmuse
Most Finals games with 5+ threes:
15 — Steph Curry
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10
9
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5 — Klay Thompson pic.twitter.com/FKsaUqjMSu10:51 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Boston has had some good possessions playing drop. But now Curry is hot and the Celtics have to come out of it. Blitz him, switch it, delayed trap him. Anything to give him a different look. – 10:50 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
not bringing rob into the action and having curry go one-on-one against smart is a mistake. warriors should attack rob every chance they get, the higher the screen the better. – 10:50 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
The Warriors have taken their first lead since they were up, 2-0.
Curry has 15 points so far in the third quarter as the Warriors have taken a 83-82 advantage. – 10:50 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Stephen Curry has 15 points and four 3-pointers in the third quarter with 2:53 remaining. – 10:50 PM

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Bang! And just like that Warriors took a lead off a Curry 3. Stephen Curry continues to dominate this series (& the 3rd quarter!) – 10:48 PM

KC Johnson @KCJHoop
Surprised Celtics aren’t attacking Curry and his 4 fouls on defense. – 10:48 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
And the Warriors have the lead. Curry drills another three against the drop. – 10:47 PM

Christopher Hine @ChristopherHine
If Horford isn’t going to guard (checks notes) Stephen Curry above the three-point line, might be time to take him out? – 10:47 PM

Eric Nehm @eric_nehm
Steph Curry, man. – 10:47 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Curry 3. Warriors 83, Celtics 82 – 10:47 PM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Steph Curry 3 and the Warriors have their first lead since it was 2-0 – 10:47 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Stephen Curry is insane. – 10:47 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Steph Curry completed the 4-point play and now the Warriors get possession. It’s a 5-point game. – 10:47 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Curry/Porter combine for 7pt possession. Warriors within 2 . . . – 10:45 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
That’s a seven-point possession for the Warriors. Steph Curry hits a 3, plus the landing zone flagrant on Horford. Curry makes the free throw, Warriors retain the ball, Otto Porter hits a 3 at the shot clock buzzer. – 10:45 PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Al Horford has now went either under the screen or into semi-drop coverage on Steph Curry twice in this third quarter and it’s resulted in 10 Warriors points including the flagrant foul possession. – 10:45 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Horford gets a flagrant 1 foul on the play. Curry, after the three, hits the free throw and Golden State gets possession. – 10:44 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Don’t think I’ve ever seen an and-one 3-pointer with a flagrant foul before. Curry will have two shots to make one and the Warriors will get the ball back afterward. – 10:44 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Rough sequence there. Horford called for a flagrant 1 landing spot foul. So Curry gets the 3, gets 2 free throws to make 1, and Warriors keep the ball. – 10:44 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Flagrant 1 on Horford. Two shots for Curry and GSW gets ball. – 10:44 PM

Drew Shiller @DrewShiller
Steph Curry is good. At the basketball thing. – 10:43 PM

Dan Favale @danfavale
steph curry is a living myth – 10:43 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
And the lead is down to 6 after Al Horford fouled Stephen Curry on a 3, which is now being reviewed for a flagrant.
Even before the free throw, Boston is already -7 in this third quarter. – 10:43 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Steph Curry is really him. – 10:40 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Curry was living on the edge. That charge he took could’ve gone the other way. And he could’ve been called for a push off on one of his threes.
I’m not sure his pride can take 9 minutes of letting people go on defense, but he can’t even be close to a foul until the 4Q – 10:34 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Just an unbelievably dumb decision by Steph Curry. – 10:34 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
it’ll be fascinating to see how kerr deals with curry’s foul trouble, especially with celtics willing to go small like they are/clearly seeking him out on every play – 10:34 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
Steph Curry did a great job of playing with three fouls. That fourth he picked up with Smart shooting a 3-ball… Curry had a conversation with Smart before he shot the free throws. It probably went something like, “they gonna call me for THAT foul?” 😆 pic.twitter.com/OHkAex3RON10:33 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Worst sequence of the night for the Warriors. Steph Curry reaches in from behind to pick up his 4th foul/give Marcus Smart three free throws. Warriors then throw the ball out of bounds and stand around as Celtics toss ahead an inbound for a dunk. Five gift points. – 10:33 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Absolute peak of Marcus Smart foul trolling right there. Gets Curry’s fourth while also keeping feet behind line for three-shot foul. Probably the proudest moment of his career. – 10:31 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
That might do it. Curry gets his fourth foul and Smart get 3 free throws. And now Curry becomes a target again because he’s staying on the floor. – 10:31 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Four fouls on Stephen Curry. – 10:30 PM

Nick Wright @getnickwright
Total bonehead foul by Steph Curry in the Finals… where have I seen that before??? – 10:30 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Curry picks up his fourth. Courtney Kirkland on the whistle, 9:11 left in third – 10:30 PM

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Curry picks up his fourth foul with 9:11 left in third. – 10:30 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Here we go… offensive fouls, non-calls, and Curry going off. C’s need to stop this run now – 10:30 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
For the love of all that is holy: STOP DROPPING ON CURRY! – 10:30 PM

Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
Kerr has been desperate to find a suitable 5th to play with to mesh tonight with Curry/Klay/Dray/Wiggins. He’s had mixed results with Looney, Porter, Poole, and Payton. Curious to see if he tries Kuminga or Moody for a few minutes to add some athleticism to that group – 10:17 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 68-56 at the half
Brown – 22/7/3
Tatum – 11/4/5
Smart – 10/3/3
Horford – 7/4/3
Celtics – 57.4% FGs
Celtics – 8-18 3Ps
Celtics – 8 TOs
Thompson – 15 points
Curry – 14 points
Wiggins – 13 points
Warriors – 48.8% FGs
Warriors – 7-19 3Ps
Warriors – 7 TOs – 10:14 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics trade buckets with #Warriors in 2Q, lead 68-56 at halftime. Brown 22, Tatum 11, Smart 10, Horford 7, White 7; Thompson 15,Curry 14, Wiggins 13. – 10:12 PM

A. Sherrod Blakely @ASherrodblakely
The #Celtics withstood mini-run by GSW, lead 68-56 at the half. Key Takeaways…
* Tatum 11 pts, 4 rebounds, 5 assists
*Second-chance points: 13-3 Boston
* Steph Curry 14 pts, 3 personal fouls – 10:11 PM

Brad Townsend @townbrad
Similarly, Curry picked up his third foul with 4:05 left in the first half of Game 2 vs. Dallas. Like that night, Kerr decides to leave Curry in the game. Against the Mavs, Curry scored 7 points the rest of the half to pull Warriors within 14 points entering the third. – 10:05 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Celtics came out of that last dead ball locked in on their pre-switches to keep a body on Curry and Klay. – 10:05 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Three fouls on Stephen Curry. – 10:02 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Scott Foster whistles Curry. His third foul, 4:15 Q2 – 10:02 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two missed free throws
Didn’t find Klay
Tatum tried to bump Curry and didn’t get back
Smart turnover
Curry three
Could have been up 19. Instead, the Celtics are up just 9. – 10:01 PM

Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
THAT play by Andrew Wiggins shows how much he’s matured. Went in for an uncontested dunk on the possession before. Takes a live ball turnover in the open floor with a chance to do it again but pitches to Curry on the wing for a wide open catch and shoot transition 3 – 10:00 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Steph Curry and Jordan Poole put on a show from long distance at practice in Boston. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/08/wat…10:00 PM

Monte Poole @MontePooleNBCS
Curry 3 punctuates 11-2 run, puts Warriors within 9 (56-47). Immediate timeout BOS. 4:27 left in the half. – 9:59 PM

Tom Westerholm @Tom_NBA
The Celtics aren’t letting the Warriors get away with having Poole, Looney and two-foul Curry on the floor at the same time. – 9:55 PM

John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Curry’s been better for the Celtics’ offense than that of the Warriors this evening. – 9:53 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Celtics attacking Curry now, especially with Tatum. After a slow start, he’s got 11 – 9:52 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Stephen Curry is playing no defense right now with his two fouls, and the Celtics are doing a nice job taking advantage of it. – 9:52 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Side effect of all these whistles is it may help Warriors go long with Curry/Klay/Wiggins minutes. – 9:49 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
The Warriors go with its small lineup — Curry, Poole, Thompson, Wiggins, Green — despite getting outscored 20-6 in the paint – 9:47 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Thompson is making shots now. He’s been missing most of the series so far. Huge for the Warriors who need someone else to help Curry on offense. – 9:45 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics lead 33-22 after one
Brown – 17/5/3
Horford – 7 points
Smart – 4 points
Celtics – 54.5% FGs
Celtics – 4-10 threes
Celtics – 4 turnovers
Curry – 7 points
Thompson – 5 points
Looney – 4 points
Wiggins – 4 points
GSW – 34.8% FGs
GSW – 2-10 threes
GSW – 3 turnovers – 9:39 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
#Celtics lead #Warriors 33-22 after 1Q. Brown 17, Horford 7, Smart 4, Tatum 3; Curry 7, Thompson 5. – 9:37 PM

Kendra Andrews @kendra__andrews
First non-Curry minutes of the game. Klay Thompson knocks down a 3-pointer. – 9:34 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
That play proved how valuable Derrick White is for the Celtics. He guarded Curry’s 3-point on transition and then he contested Gary Payton’s II dunk and fouled him. Great effort! #NBAFinals9:34 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
That’s a great play by White. Didn’t let Curry get the three and then made Payton earn it at the line. – 9:33 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Warriors pull Curry with 1:58 left. Wonder if that means he starts the second – 9:33 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Well the nice thing about putting Poole in is that the Celtics stopped going after Curry – 9:30 PM

Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Who has gained the most IG followers during the NBA playoffs?
LeBron James, 5.2 mil
Steph Curry, 1.4 mil
Ja Morant, 909K
Klay Thompson, 603K
Lonzo Ball, 598K
Jayson Tatum, 583K
Russ Westbrook, 406K
Kyrie Irving, 392K
PJ Washington, 387K
Jordan Poole, 384K basketballnews.com/stories/which-…9:29 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Stephen Curry just dapped up all of his teammates coming out of the timeout. Trying to keep his guys in it mentally. He has to be the spark tonight. – 9:29 PM

Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater
Celtics 10-of-15 shooting early. Warriors went to zone, presumably to protect Steph Curry from his third first quarter foul, and Boston made a few simple passes to cut right through it. No defensive answers early for Warriors. – 9:27 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
The Warriors can’t win this series of Curry is the only player on their team that can create a shot. Poole, Klay, someone has to give them steady offense. – 9:27 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Steve Kerr was trying to get the Warriors to dribble up and call a timeout the last time down. But Curry put his head down and forced his way to the rim. But after another easy basket by the Celtics, he didn’t wait for the Warriors to bring it up. – 9:26 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Fastest 2 fouls on Steph Curry to open a game this season:
2:42 – vs. Heat, Jan. 3
2:45 – vs. Kings, Feb. 3
6:16 – vs. Celtics, tonight
David Guthrie on the crew for the last 2 of those games. – 9:26 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Then a White drive on Curry. No resistance on the pull up. This is a key stretch already – 9:25 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Curry stays in and we see the impact already. Horford gets the cross match in the post and the scram switch to get Otto Porter on him is late. Horford gets a fairly easy finish – 9:24 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Kerr is keeping Curry in there with his second foul, so will the Celtics continue to target him on every possession knowing Kerr installed an adjustment in that last time out? – 9:23 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Not surprisingly, Stephen Curry stays in with two fouls midway through the first. Celtics off to a great start, with the crowd fully into it and the lead now 18-9. – 9:23 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Derrick White is doing a really good job getting skinny around screens to contest Steph Curry’s jumpers. Had a nice rear-contest a few plays back and then got around the screen to make Curry’s last look a difficult one. – 9:21 PM

Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA
No pun intended but Smart is sooo smart. Payton got caught cheating up after Curry got switched onto Tatum and Smart dropped into the open area on the diagonal block for an easy two – 9:20 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Early 2 fouls on Curry. It’s the very first time in these Playoffs we saw that. Celtics make it REALLY difficult for the Warriors. #NBAFinals9:20 PM

Adam Lauridsen @GSWFastBreak
Warriors 1-8 from three and 2 Curry fouls. Not an ideal start. – 9:20 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
That’s foolish by Steph Curry. You already have 1 foul. Gotta stay on your feet there on the Marcus Smart pump fake. – 9:20 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Stephen Curry fouls Marcus Smart under the rim. That’s his second.
Celtics lead the Warriors 18-9 with 5:44 left in the first quarter. Smart is heading to the free throw line after the timeout. – 9:19 PM

Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Curry picks up his second foul with 5:44 left. Kerr and Kenny Atkinson were campaigning for a travel, didn’t get it – 9:19 PM

John Karalis @John_Karalis
Very slick move by Smart to go for the second foul on Curry. Steph bit on the fake and now he has to sit – 9:19 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Two fouls on Stephen Curry. – 9:19 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
thought Tatum had Curry’s second foul on the drive, didn’t matter when he got Tatum on the ensuing shot. Celtics have been working pretty hard to get that 2nd this quarter. – 9:19 PM

Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe
Curry picks up his second with 5:44 left in the 1Q. Baited him – 9:19 PM

Gary Washburn @GwashburnGlobe
Two fouls on Curry. #Celtics #Warriors #NBAFinals20229:18 PM

Rosalyn Gold-Onwude @ROSGO21
Celtics been trying to target Steph Curry on defense and he has stepped up. Game 2 was great on D. Early game 3 …draws a charge when they try to post up on him. Will be a matchup to watch all series. Steph showing leadership on both ends of the court – 9:14 PM

James Boyd @RomeovilleKid
Lol and Curry flops to get the call back so we’re even 😂 – 9:14 PM

CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22
Same starters tonight for the Warriors:
Stephen Curry
Klay Thompson
Andrew Wiggins
Draymond Green
Iron Man – 8:58 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Celtics starters for NBA Finals Game 3:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Warriors starters:
Kevon Looney
Draymond Green
Andrew Wiggins
Klay Thompson
Stephen Curry – 8:45 PM

Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
Warriors at Celtics – TD Garden – June 8, 2022 – NBA Finals Game 3 – Starters
Boston – Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford, R. Williams
Golden State – Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green, Kevon Looney
OUT: Boston: None Golden State: Wiseman pic.twitter.com/Z0zakf5gL58:32 PM

Ohm Youngmisuk @NotoriousOHM
Tatum’s passes, Curry’s co-stars and Draymond’s habitual line-stepping: The keys that I, @Tim Bontemps and @Kendra Andrews are watching in Game 3 espn.com/nba/story/_/id…8:13 PM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
The lineup of Steph Curry, Gary Payton II, Andrew Wiggins, Otto Porter Jr. and Draymond Green had a 150 offensive rating and 100 defensive rating in Game 2
In 12 minutes this postseason, they have a 163.6 offensive rating and an 86.4 defensive rating 👀 nbcsports.com/bayarea/warrio…8:12 PM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
Steph Curry, locked in pic.twitter.com/paV38hKG3v8:04 PM

Dalton Johnson @DaltonJ_Johnson
You can straight up hear Steph Curry make the nets swish pic.twitter.com/zCBMHHCllz8:01 PM

Dane Moore @DaneMooreNBA
My @PrizePicks for Warriors-Celtics Game 3
Draymond over 14.5 points + assists
Curry under 4.5 made 3s
Wiggins over 21.5 points + rebounds
Pritchard under 6.5 points + rebounds
Looney over 6.5 points – 7:54 PM

Micah Adams @MicahAdams13
Steph Curry is following Kobe Bryant’s path.
Kobe through 5 trips to Finals
3 rings
2 losses
0 Finals MVPs
Steph through 5 trips to Finals
3 rings
2 losses
0 Finals MVPs
Kobe won 4th ring and 1st Finals MVP in 6th trip.
Steph is going for 4th and 1st Finals MVP in 6th trip. – 7:32 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
Stephen Curry has recorded 14 career Finals games in which he’s made five or more 3P.
That’s one more such game than the next three-closest players combined:
🎯 Curry, 14
🎯 Klay Thompson, 5
🎯 Danny Green, 4
🎯 JR Smith, 4 pic.twitter.com/AkkxxVcreK7:01 PM

Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard
Should the Browns look to void Deshaun Watson’s deal? Is Steph Curry already a ‘made man’? Did Joe Maddon deserve to get fired? & more! Guests: @EphraimSalaam @adaniels33 @martinweiss
Catch us live weeknights 7-10p ET on @FoxSportsRadio & @iHeartRadio podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…5:42 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Warriors’ pre-draft workout shocked Anthony Edwards, who got an early taste of what makes Stephen Curry great
https://t.co/TPWrP0HlV5 pic.twitter.com/yU84egg6S54:02 PM

Chris Biderman @TheWarriorsWire
Before Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Steph Curry and Jordan Poole put on a show from long distance at practice in Boston. warriorswire.usatoday.com/2022/06/08/wat…12:55 PM

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron
Stephen Curry getting up shots in Boston: pic.twitter.com/BbojXBIbeP12:18 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
new @SInow: on how steph curry has cracked a celtics defense that’s great at making the world’s best players feel uncomfortable, and what adjustments boston can make to turn things around si.com/nba/2022/06/08…10:48 AM

Chris Sheridan @sheridanhoops
There are two very interesting prop bets on the board for #NBAFinals Game 3. One involves Marcus Smart of #Celtics. One involves Steph Curry and Klay Thompson of #Warriors. Both have very large payoffs: usblog.betway.com/nba/nba-playof…10:11 AM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
on steph curry vs. boston’s defense: si.com/nba/2022/06/08…8:59 AM

Rob Mahoney @RobMahoney
The Warriors evened up the Finals by giving up what they wanted for the sake of what worked. On Stephen Curry, and the power of simplicity: theringer.com/2022/6/8/23159…8:58 AM

More on this storyline

Kendra Andrews: Steve Kerr wouldn’t say if Steph Curry was injured or not on that play late in the fourth with Al Horford. “We’ll know more tomorrow.” -via Twitter @kendra__andrews / June 9, 2022

Anthony Slater: Steph Curry’s been beat up the last few minutes. Stayed down after he was tangled up on that loose ball. Grabbing at his rib cage after that Marcus Smart bump the last drive. His night’s over. Steve Kerr pulled starters. Only one day off before Game 4. -via Twitter @anthonyVslater / June 9, 2022

Shams Charania: Sources: There is momentum toward the Golden State Warriors having their most lethal lineup as the starting five tonight vs. Denver in Game 5 – Stephen Curry back in, with Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green. Final decision to be made today. -via Twitter @ShamsCharania / April 27, 2022