This series may have been over after Game 1. Now, it looks as if the Golden State Warriors should be allowed to just skip the rest of the Western Conference Finals, having dismantled the visiting Houston Rockets by a 126-85 count Sunday to take a 2-1 series lead.
The 41-point deficit marked the largest in Rockets history. And the news only gets worse, as Steph Curry finally found his stroke after struggling (for Curry) in the first two games.
What will the Rockets do now after already having to contend with Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and a championship team that always plays hard, fast and smart. The answer for the Rockets is likely collapse and wait again until next year.
Curry led the Warriors with 35 points on 13-of-23 shooting. Durant scored 25 and Thompson had 13.
The Rockets were paced by James Harden’s 20 points — but the Warriors have made the frontrunner for league MVP him almost a non-factor when it matters.