Stephen Curry misfired from three in games one and two. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Stephen Curry misfired from three in games one and two. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Curry explodes in two-minute madness

GOLDEN State surpassed a record set by the Michael Jordan-Scottie Pippen-Horace Grant Chicago Bulls with a 41-point annihilation of Houston in Game 3 of the western conference finals.

The Warriors took a 2-1 series lead with a 126-85 victory, their 16th consecutive playoff win at home which bettered the mark of the 1991 Chicago Bulls.

Steph Curry's violently shook off his shooting woes after subpar performances in the first two games in Houston.

The two-time MVP was two of 13 from the three-point line entering game three and the slump continued as his missed six of his first seven long-range attempts.

But any worries about his health and form disappeared in an 18-point third quarter explosion. Curry finished wiht 35 points on 13/23 shooting, including 5/12 from three.

Kevin Durant added 25 points and Draymond Green had 10 points, six assists and 17 rebounds.

Houston turned the ball over 11 more times than its hosts and shot under 40 per cent from the field. James Harden led the Rockets with 20 points and nine assists.

He’s back. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
He’s back. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Curry exploded with 18 points in the third quarter - right at the moment Houston appeared to be making a comeback in the third quarter.

The game almost appeared all over as Golden State shot out to a 21-point lead early in the third quarter - only for Houston to cut the margin back to 13 on the back of a 10-2 run.

The streak came on the back of two Curry turnovers early in the term. It cut the Warriors' lead back to 66-53 mid-way through the quarter.

Then Curry exploded and dropped 10 points in just over two minutes as Golden State shot back out to a 28-point lead in the blink of an eye.

Curry's outrageous sudden explosion saw him pull out another trademark shimmy celebration after dropping a three-point bomb in James Harden's face.

 

NBA legend Reggie Miller was losing his mind on a live TV broadcast.

"Oh no he didn't," Miller said as Curry performed his shimmy.

Houston guard James Harden (R) is fouled by Golden State’s Steph Curry.
Houston guard James Harden (R) is fouled by Golden State’s Steph Curry.

"Steph Curry is putting on a shooting clinic here."

It came after Curry also made a spectacular drive to the bucket through heavy contact and picked up an and-one when he was fouled in the act of shooting.

He celebrated by yelling into the fired-up crowd: "This is my f***ing house".

 

Curry eventually took a seat on the bench late in the quarter having scored 18 of his 27 points in the third quarter.


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