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The Warriors stole one of the first two games in Houston to take home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals against the Rockets. Now, with the series tied at one apiece, someone will come away with the lead on Sunday. The Warriors gain an advantage by being at home, but the Rockets are an excellent enough team to where that shouldn’t matter.

The breaking point for Game 3 may come down to Stephen Curry. The Rockets have done a solid job so far not allowing Curry to be the defense-bending guard he’s known to be. The more frustrated Curry looks, the better the Rockets’ chances are of winning this series.

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Game 3: Rockets at Warriors, 8 p.m. ET (TNT)

The first quarter was a hectic, entertaining affair featuring a number of big-time plays. And for the most part it was pretty evenly played. But the Rockets failed to score in the final 4:04 of the quarter, and the Warriors closed on an 11-0 run to take a nine-point lead. 

The second quarter was one to be forgotten — for both teams. The two sides tossed up brick after brick, combining for a whopping 44 points in the frame. In the end, the Warriors extended their lead by one in the second quarter, going into the break with an 11-point advantage. 

Playoff bracket:

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