Five ridiculous numbers from Warriors' Game 6 win over Rockets

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Warriors: Golden State's 33-point third quarter was its first 30-point period since the third in Game 4.

Stephen Curry added five 3s and 29 points while helping Golden State cool off James Harden in the second half.

With the Warriors up 86-69 on the Kings in the waning seconds of the third quarter March 31, McCaw caught a pass from Jordan Bell, made a layup and was inadvertently undercut by Sacramento's Vince Carter. If he can not come up big and get Golden State back to the NBA Finals, the critics will only grow louder for Durant.

Klay Thompson scored 35 points to lead all scorers in Game 6 and drilled 9 of 14 three pointers in his highest-scoring output of the 2018 playoffs.

No arguing they both appreciate Thompson's no-fear shooting approach and ability to nearly single-handedly turn the tide of a game with a timely 3-pointer or two - or nine.

Golden State made big moves in the second half, making it obvious they were ready to stretch the series out to Game 7.

"I guess you could say I was born for it. Man, that felt good", Thompson said. Their Eastern Conference final is also tied at 3-3 with the decider played on Sunday.

Houston doesn't necessarily need Paul to win a Game 7 at home, but it's pretty tough to imagine them doing it. "We know what we have to do", Harden said. Assuming CP3 plays, I like the Rockets to win this game outright. He's got good genes, he should thank his mum and dad for that. I mean, we all thought we were going to win Game 6, right?

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green celebrates with guard Klay Thompson during the second half of Game 6 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland Calif. Saturday

Somehow, Steve Kerr found out during his media session.

That's what happened in Game 6. Let's just get that out there.

Houston's Most Valuable Player candidate James Harden dominated early, finishing with 32 points, nine assists and seven rebounds. The Warriors have been lulled into mismatch attacking over the past two games of the series but they did it in a much more uptempo and free-flowing way in this game.

In most all other instances, the Warriors have looked skittish or scattered or oddly disconnected, never more than in Game 4, when they coughed up a 12-point lead over the final 11 minutes. "We worked too hard this season to go home".

Thompson came through with his best performance of the playoffs with the season on the line, just as he did in Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference finals at Oklahoma City when he scored 41 points against Durant and the Thunder to force Game 7.

Costly turnovers and wildly missed jump shots doomed the Houston Rockets.

Musician Pharrell Williams, left, watches from court side during the first half of Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets in Oakland on Saturday.

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