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The Ten: Curry puts Rockets on the brink

Stephen Curry put together another masterful performance, scoring 40 points to put Golden State within one victory of the NBA Finals.

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The Howard-Harden disconnect (1:03)

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Will the Derrick Rose of old return?

Derrick Rose is optimistic about his health after playing throughout this past postseason and says he's ready to push his body harder than ever.

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Stephen Curry, Michael Jordan (May 31, 1993 vs NYK): only players in conf finals history to have 5 3s, score 40 pts, shoot 55% from field

Will Flip Saunders return as coach

"I think so," Wolves owner Glen Taylor told the St Paul Pioneer Press. "I think he worked so hard last year with all those problems that he wants an opportunity to see ... if we really have the team he thought he had."

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Windhorst: LeBron was urging calm

ESPN's Brian Windhorst on James' message to Cleveland: "[LeBron] was saying, 'Hey, if you have a lot of passion and you're angry about something, channel it into rooting for the Cavs tonight in Cleveland.'"

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Warriors outscoring opponents by 163 pts in the postseason with Draymond Green on the court, compared with minus-43 with him on the bench

In among the bigs, MVP thrives

Dwight Howard is listed at 6-foot-11 and averages more than 10 rebounds a game. Stephen Curry is 6-3 and pulls down about 4 a game. So this battle of the boards was a mismatch, right? Umm ... not so fast.

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Curry shows Rockets fan to his seat

Stephen Curry had a little extra for the crowd after this 3-pointer. After the game, Curry said he told the fan to sit down after hearing the fan say a four-letter word to him.

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McHale: We've got nothing else we can do. We've got to come out and fight. We didn't play particularly well tonight, but they out‑hustled.

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James Harden: 8 ast opportunities in G3, tied for his fewest in a game this postseason. Rockets: 4-of-8 off his passes; 18-of-22 in G 1, 2

Curry: 'It's fun out there'

After his 40-point performance in Game 3, Stephen Curry told ESPN's Doris Burke: "When you get stops and get a flow and a rhythm to the game, things start to happen. It's fun out there."

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That's not how offense works

At one point in Game 3, Josh Smith passed to no one. It was that kind of night for the Rockets.

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