With the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets tied at one game apiece heading into Game 3, it looked like anyone's series. The defending champs came out forcefully Sunday night, however, blowing out Houston in a 126-85 win.
A big reason for the Warriors' dominance: Steph Curry. Curry, who has struggled in this postseason, dropped 35 points on 13-for-23 shooting, hit five threes, and added six rebounds.
Curry was fired up in the third quarter, in which he scored 18 points and shot 7 for 7. After he hit a tough layup, he declared to the Oracle Arena crowd, "this is my fucking house!"
"THIS IS MY FUCKING HOUSE!"- Steph Curry pic.twitter.com/ec0aR08ia3— NBAtentacion (@nbatentacion) May 21, 2018
The foul language was uncharacteristic for Curry, who has carried a choir boy image throughout his career. Sure enough, his mother, Sonya Curry, was quick to scold him after the game.
"She already sent me two home videos, showing me the clip and playing it back," Steph said, according to ESPN's Chris Haynes, after Game 3. "She was telling me how I need to wash my mouth out, saying to wash it out with soap. It's a message I've heard before."
Steph wasn't mad, though. He knows plenty of kids are looking at him as a role model—so he agreed with his mom.
"She's right," Steph said. "I gotta do better. I can't talk like that."
He said the moment got the best of him.
Curry on saying Oracle is his “f—- house:” “I blacked out.”— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 21, 2018
Curry's backcourt mate, Klay Thompson, thought it was hilarious.
"That was funny. I hope Riley didn't see it," Klay said. "It got Oracle pretty fired up. That's a rare occurrence. I've never really seen Steph use that language, but that's what the playoffs bring out of you. Don't do that at home, kids. It's just once in awhile."
Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals is set for Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST.