Warriors breeze past Rockets in game three

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Steph Curry got his groove - and his shimmy - back in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday with a 35-point outburst.

The 41-point win over the Rockets was also the largest margin of victory in the team's postseason history.

Golden State has won an National Basketball Association record-tying 15 straight postseason home games, matching the Chicago Bulls' mark from April 27, 1990-May 21, 1991. If the Warriors win, they'll effectively claim the series.

"It's a series. We're not going to knock them out in one game", Kevin Durant said. "That's it. When we defend at that level and take care of the ball, we're usually in pretty good shape". A third-quarter explosion from Curry turned the fourth quarter into extended garbage time.

Eight unanswered points suddenly saw the Warriors jump into a 21-point lead at 64-43.

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Houston was frightful offensively, shooting only 40 percent from the floor and committing 20 turnovers, which the Warriors converted into 28 points.

As well as Curry, every other Warriors starter made double figures, with Kevin Durant finishing with 25 points and Klay Thompson 13.

The graph below highlights the offensive styles of the Rockets and Warriors during the regular season, along four spectrums (find a more full description here). In my head, I'm 0-for-0 or 10-for-10 ... Shortly after he placed the ball into the basket, Curry looked out into the crowd and yelled, "This is my house!" while adding an expletive.

"The Warriors at Oracle are a different story for sure", Stephen Curry said. The Game 3 betting odds favor Golden State by seven points, according to OddsShark, and the Warriors could cover that line comfortably when they return home.

Game 4 is scheduled for Tuesday night, also in Oakland. And the Warriors recorded a +371 plus-minus rating during that stretch.

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For all the talk about how competitive this series could be, the first three games have been essentially blowouts.

Rockets star James Harden meanwhile was kept relatively quiet, with 20 points, while Chris Paul finished with 13. "Play with the same force that we played offensively and defensively, knowing that they'll have more of a force on their side", D'Antoni said. We've got to get one up here and this next one we've got to go get it. "When you're coming down here playing against a set defense every time, it's tough".

James Harden had 20 points and a game-high nine assists to lead the Rockets, who had won three of their previous four road games in the postseason. The biggest issues emerged, though, in the Warriors' third-quarter push.

The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are just about ready for tipoff of Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals from Oracle Arena. "He's aggressive and we need to feed off that focus and determination". "I heard somebody say when you lose a game in the playoffs, you feel like you're never going to win again, and when you win, you feel like you're never going to lose again".

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