Stephen Curry went 13-for-24 from the field including 5-for-12 from three while also recording six rebounds and one assist. Kevin Durant finished with 9-for-19 from the field and 3-for-8 from deep with both six rebounds and assists to lead the Golden State Warriors (2-1 in series) over the Houston Rockets (1-2 in series), 126-85, Sunday night at the Oracle Arena.
Quinn Cook was excellent off the bench as he went 4-for-4 from the field including 2-for-2 from deep as he finished with eleven points in just five minutes. The remaining starters for the Warriors including Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala put quality stats that helped lift the Warriors over the Rockets to take the series lead. Thompson finished with 13 points as he went 6-for-14 from the field and 1-for-3 from three with one rebound and three assists. Both Green and Iguodala finished with 10 points apiece. Green also recorded seventeen rebounds and six assists, while Iguodala recorded three rebounds and 3 assists during Sunday nights Game 3 victory.
Leading the Rockets was James Harden who recorded a 20 point game on shooting 7-for-16 from the field and 2-for-6 from three while also recording five rebounds and nine assists. Both Chris Paul and Clint Capela recorded 13 points apiece. Paul also had four assists and ten rebounds while Capela had eight rebounds and a assist.
The Rockets scored 85 points, on 32-for-81 shooting from the field, with 20 turnovers as the Warriors scored 126 points, on 48-for-92 shooting from the field, with only 8 turnovers. The Rockets also went 11-for-34 from three while the Warriors went 13-for-32. Team assists were pretty even as the Rockets had 19 which was just one less than the Warriors who had 20. But the biggest area of dominance for the Warriors came in the paint when they scored a total of 23 points while the Rockets only had 10 points in the paint.
Tuesday, May 22nd
Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors, 9:00 PM on TNT