Warriors blow Rockets away as Curry fires

Golden State's Stephen Curry scored 30-plus points in this year's NBA playoff for the first time

Stephen Curry shook, shimmied and screamed, letting his adoring Golden State Warriors fans and the Houston Rockets know that Oracle Arena was his house.

Once the two-time NBA MVP found his groove, the visiting Rockets were helpless.

He scored 35 points with five three-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past him at will as the Warriors made a second-half statement to belt the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead in the western conference finals.

Curry had 18 points on 7-for-7 shooting in the third quarter and after one basket yelled out to the fans, "This is my f***ing house!"

"I was searching for it in the first half. I had plenty of opportunities, I just couldn't knock it down," Curry said.

"Third quarter it opened up.

"I've been doing it for a while. I won't let two tough games shooting keep me frustrated."

The 41-point victory was the largest in franchise history during the postseason.

Kevin Durant added 25 points, six rebounds and six assists, while Draymond Green grabbed 17 rebounds to go with 10 points and six assists.

The defending champion Warriors won an NBA-record 16th consecutive home postseason game, surpassing the Chicago Bulls' mark of 15 which has stood since May 1991.

"We're in the middle of a hell of a run, obviously," coach Steve Kerr said.

Golden State host game four on Tuesday night.

Harden had 20 points and nine assists, while Chris Paul added 13 points and 10 rebounds as they combined to shoot just 12 for 32.

"Offensively we didn't have any thrust, and they exploited it," Harden said.

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni made the point once again about Paul being healthy.

"There's nothing wrong at all," he said.

"We're not going to win without him.

"So if he's got to limp and drag his leg to the finish line, so be it. And he's ready to do that."

Of riding the emotion with his shot - after so many questions about his perceived struggles so far this series - Curry noted, "You've got to be your biggest fan sometimes."