Basketball - Sizzling Curry and Warriors push Rockets to brink

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 23: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives arounnd Nick Johnson #3 of the Houston Rockets for a layup during Game Three of the Western Conference Finals at Toyota Center on May 23, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP (AFP Photo/Bob Levey)

- NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry delivered a dazzling 40-point display on Saturday as the Golden State Warriors beat Houston 115-80 to push the Rockets to the brink of elimination in the Western Conference finals. The Warriors lead the best-of-seven series 3-0. Curry connected on 12 of 19 shots from the field, including seven of nine from three-point range. He scored 19 points in the third quarter, when he was a perfect four-for-four from three-point range. Curry, who broke his 2013 record for the most three-pointers made in a regular season with 286, has now drained the most long-range shots in a single post-season with 64 -- surging past the previous record of 58 set by Reggie Miller in 2000.

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