That’s right: Golden State had a seven-point possession. This is peak ‘Third Quarter Warriors’ in every way.
Andrew Wiggins grabbed a defensive rebound off a miss from Derrick White with just over five minutes left in the third quarter and Boston up by nine. Stephen Curry got the ball and drained a three-pointer over the outstretched arm of Al Horford. Curry landed on Horford’s foot after the shot, and the refs rightfully called it a flagrant foul because Horford didn’t give him room to land.
Curry made the free throw, and the Warriors got the ball back because of the flagrant.
On the ensuing possession, Otto Porter Jr. hit a ridiculous contested three-pointer. That’s a seven-point possession.
Golden State took their first lead since it was 2-0 a couple possessions later when Curry hit another three.
Game 3 looked like it was going to be a blowout in Boston’s favor. The Celtics led by 12 points after halftime. Things suddenly got interesting in the third quarter, thanks mostly to the seven-point play.
Only the ‘Third Quarter Warriors.’