Published: Wed, May 23, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Warriors rout Rockets to take 2-1 series lead

Warriors rout Rockets to take 2-1 series lead

Iguodala has averaged 7.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and 4.9 rebounds during the postseason. You watched to find out how they might win on that particular night.

Much of the discussion preceding this game was regarding Curry's struggles during games 1 and 2, when he was particularly hounded by Rockets' guards James Harden and Chris Paul.

Eric Gordon (11), P.J. Tucker (six) and Trevor Ariza (six), who combined for 68 points in the Game 2 win, combined for just 23 points in Game 3. The Warriors won Sunday's game 126-85, with the 41-point victory margin the largest in franchise history in a postseason game. "But I'm hoping for the best (in Game 4)".

"Tonight was all about defence and taking care of the ball", Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said.

While speaking to reporters on Monday, Durant needed just two words to offer his endorsement of Curry's in-game cursing.

While the five-time All-Star is seemingly still recovering from a knee injury that kept him out of the first round of the playoffs and the final few weeks of the regular season, Sunday's game showed that he is still healthy enough to dominate if given the opportunity.

'I've seen those explosions happen everywhere, not just here, ' Green said. Just shoot it. You can't second-guess your first instinct in that moment.

Warriors' fans understand that Curry is not ideal, but that he is a blessing to his team for his performance on and off the court. Unfortunately for the Rockets, that came right in the Warriors' very first home game in the series.

In Game 3, Iguodala was on the court at the end of the first quarter during the Warriors 9-0 run, which gave the Warriors a nine-point leading heading into the second quarter.

'All it takes is one, ' Kerr said. Tonight, he just had open looks at the 3 and just shot it.

Both potent offenses were slow getting rolling as the teams played strong defense.

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