The Western Conference Finals will shift to Oracle Arena for Game Three between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. The top-seeded Rockets dropped Game One on their home floor and now must beat the Warriors on the road to regain home court advantage in this series. On Wednesday, Houston outscored Golden State in every quarter of a dominant 127-105 home victory. The Rockets connected on 16-for-42 from long distance and shot 51 percent overall.
James Harden and Eric Gordon led Houston with 27 points apiece. P.J. Tucker missed just one of his six three-point attempts and finished with 22 points.
The Golden State Warriors won 29 of their 41 home games during the regular season and have yet to lose at home this postseason. The defending NBA Champion Warriors have plenty to improve on if they plan to hold serve against the Rockets. In Game Two, Golden State was outrebounded by a 57-42 margin and turned the ball over 15 times. The Warriors missed 21 of their 30 three-point attempts and shot 46 percent overall.
All-Star F Kevin Durant led all scorers with 38 points on a 13-for-22 shooting performance. Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 24 points on a 10-for-30 combined shooting effort.