87-113. Curry scores 23 points in third quarter as Warriors beat Rockets

Houston (USA), May 1 (EFE) .- Star point guard Stephen Curry recovered from a difficult first half and finished the game with 30 points, including 23 in the third period, which allowed the Golden State Warriors to beat away 87-113 to the Houston Rockets.

Curry hit just 2 of 12 field goals in the first half, then didn’t even need to play in the fourth quarter after the Warriors outscored the Rockets with a 12-39 run that gave them a 67-88 lead.

Canadian forward Andrew Wiggins had 20 points as the Warriors’ second leading scorer, the reserves, point guard Mychal Mulder and guard Jordan Poole added 17 points each.

The Warriors took the game early in the second half, opening the third quarter on a 28-4 streak.

The Rockets made just one field goal in the first 7:43 minutes of the third quarter as their six-point lead at halftime turned into an 18-point deficit.

The Warriors’ 24-0 streak was the longest of the season and the longest since a 25-0 streak to open a March 6, 2018 game against the Brooklyn Nets.

Curry scored 2 of 10 3-pointers in the first half, but in the third quarter he hit 5 of 7 from outside the perimeter.

The Warriors’ star point guard posted 37.3 points on his point average and 47 percent shooting with 3s since April 3. He scored 30 points for the fifteenth time in his last 17 games.

Guard-forward Kevin Porter Jr. had 16 points and six assists, while rookie forward Kenyon Martin Jr., who came off reserve, also scored the same goals and grabbed nine rebounds.

Another rookie forward to start Jae’Sean Tate reached at 14 points.

Porter was coming off an outstanding performance against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, when he became the youngest player in NBA history to have 50 points and at least 10 assists in a game. Porter turns 21 on Tuesday.

The Rockets held a 55-49 lead at halftime after a 3-pointer by rookie guard Armoni Brooks when the horn sounded.

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