After a tough Game 2 loss, the resilient Boston Celtics returned home to earn a bounce-back victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3, 116-100.
The win continued an interesting trend for the C's this postseason. Each time they've come up short, they've responded with a victory in the following game. They're now 7-0 during these playoffs following a loss, matching the record for most consecutive wins after a loss in a single postseason in NBA history.
That stat perfectly sums up the identity of the 2021-22 Celtics, who rebounded from a disastrous first half of the regular season to earn the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and a trip to the NBA Finals.
Now that they've proven their ability to bounce back from losses, they'll look to string together consecutive wins and take command of the series against Golden State. They'll take a 2-1 series lead into Friday night's Game 4 at TD Garden, which is set for a 9 p.m. ET tip-off.