They’d go on to build as much as a 29-point edge at one point in the second half on their way to a commanding victory. J.Harden paced the Rockets with a 27-point, 10-rebound double-double that also included three assists and one steal. Eric Gordon matched Harden’s scoring total and complemented it with three boards, two assists, one steal and one block. P.J. Tucker supplied 22 points, seven boards, four assists and one steal while draining eight of nine attempts, including five of six tries from distance. Trevor Ariza had the hot hand as well, registering 19 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals. CP3 played more of a complementary role than usual but still pitched in 16 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals over 34 minutes.
Clint Capela tallied just five points but also hauled in 10 rebounds and dished out one assist. The Houston Rockets come into Game 3 with no injuries to report. Kevin Durant was the lone bright spot for the Golden State Warriors, posting 38 points and three rebounds. Stephen Curry was a distant second with a modest 16 points on 7-for-19 shooting. He added seven rebounds and seven assists.