Curry, Warriors rout Rockets to take 2-1 lead
Stephen Curry scored 35 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a historic 126-85 rout of the Houston Rockets on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
The two-time MVP’s performance included hitting five 3-pointers and scoring 18 of his points on seven-for-seven shooting in the third quarter.
Kevin Durant added 25 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Draymond Green had a double-double with 17 rebounds and 10 points to go along with six assists.
James Harden had 20 points and nine assists in the loss, with Chris Paul adding 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The 41-point margin represents the largest postseason victory in Warriors’ history, surpassing a 39-point win on April 6, 1948, when the Philadelphia Warriors beat the St. Louis Bombers 85-46.
The defending champions also broke an NBA record by winning their 16th straight postseason game at home, breaking the Chicago Bulls’ mark of 15 straight in 1990-91.
Game 4 is set for Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.