The two-time MVP had been struggling in the postseason after suffering a sprained MCL in March, so Curry's hot shooting was a welcome sight for Golden State fans - and a nightmare to see for Houston supporters.
Curry, who had been held to a total of 34 points in the first two games of the series, exploded for 35 points in 34 minutes, propelling the Warriors into a 2-1 lead over the top-seeded Rockets in the best-of-seven series.
"She's right", Curry told ESPN. "I mean, you can't do that with these guys".
Curry was the primary defender on 15 plays in Game 3, tied for the second most by a Warriors player with Kevon Looney behind Green's 17.
Assuming they don't buy another pick or trade the one they have at the moment, the Warriors are now slated to select near the end of the first round with the 28th pick overall, which is ideal for a team looking to add low-priced, young talent. After scoring on one contested drive, Curry stood on the baseline, ripped his mouthpiece out of his mouth to make sure he could be heard clearly by the adoring home crowd and yelled: "This is my f-- house!" "I blacked out", he said in reference to his cursing.
It was clearly a cathartic moment. "You've got to be your biggest fan sometimes". "You can analyse him all you want, but at the end of the day, he's still a pretty good basketball player". "No matter what questions I was being asked over the first two games or what the expectations was, I had the highest expectations for myself. I've got to do it again". Once he did, the real Warriors arrived as well.