By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Golden State Warriors put on a show in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. The Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets, 126-85, at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Golden State now holds a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. In addition, this 41-point loss was the worst loss in the Rockets playoff history, as the previous worst loss was 40-points.
The win was also the largest win in Warriors playoff history. It was also the worst loss in NBA playoff history, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information, by a team, who won 65 or more games during the regular season.
The Warriors have also won 16 straight home playoff games dating back to last season. Golden State broke the tie with Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls teams, who had previously won 15 straight in 1990 and 1991.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 35 points, including 26 in the second half. He also had six rebounds, one assist, and one block.
Curry was one of six Golden State players, who scored in double-digits. Kevin Durant had 25, while fellow Splash Brother, Klay Thompson, had 13. Quinn Cook also had 11.
Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green each scored 10 points.
The Warriors had 33 bench points. Cook led the bench with 11.
James Harden led the Rockets with 20 points. He also had five rebounds, nine assists, one block and one steal.
Harden was one of four Houston players, who scored in double-figures. Chris Paul and Clint Capela scored 13 each, while Eric Gordon had 11.
The Rockets had 27 bench points. Gordon led the bench with 11.