Klay Thompson and Draymond Green paced a three-point barrage
in the third quarter that carried the Warriors to a 3-1 lead in
Moments after losing All-Star Curry to a right knee sprain,
Thompson and Green unleashed a hail of three-pointers that
turned a nip-and-tuck affair into a 21-point lead entering the
fourth quarter in Houston.
The Warriors can close the series in Oakland on Wednesday.
Thompson finished with 23 points while Green added 18 points,
eight rebounds and six assists. Thompson and Green combined to
score 25 of the Warriors' 41 third-quarter points in levying the
Golden State set an NBA postseason record with 21
Curry, who missed the second and third games with a right ankle
injury, injured his knee slipping on a wet spot as the
back-and-forth first half came to a close.
The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player returned to the court
during halftime, briefly warmed up but returned to the locker
room as the third quarter commenced.
(Editing by Andrew Both)
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