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Playoffs 2019

NBA Playoffs 2019: Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors live score, updates, news, stats, highlights

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James Harden (NBA Getty Images)

Kevin Durant scored a game-high 46 points, but it wasn't enough.

Led by James Harden, the Houston Rockets defeated the Golden State Warriors by a final score of 124-121 in Game 3.

The Warriors now lead the series 2-1, with Game 4 to be played in Houston next week.

For more on Game 3, check below for updates, stats and highlights.

Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors

End of OT: Rockets 126, Warriors 121

The Rockets prevail in overtime.

James Harden bounced back from a quiet fourth quarter to score seven of Houston's 14 points in the extra period. He finished the game with 41 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

Kevin Durant was equally as impressive, scoring 46 points, 34 of which came in the second half and overtime.

No other Warrior scored 20 points, but Draymond Green finished with a 19-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist triple-double.

End of fourth quarter: Warriors 112, Rockets 112

We're going into overtime.

The Warriors outscored the Rockets 28-21 in the fourth quarter to force an extra period. Both Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson were spectacular for the Warriors, combining for 22 points in the frame.

It was Andre Iguodala who hit the biggest shot of the quarter for the Warriors, though. His 3-pointer with less than a minute remaining in regulation put Golden State ahead 112-110.

James Harden struggled for most of the fourth quarter, but he drained two free throws to tie the game up after Iguodala's 3-pointer.

End of third quarter: Rockets 91, Warriors 84

Whereas the second quarter belonged to Houston's role players, the third quarter belonged to its superstar.

James Harden had more points in the third quarter (15) than he did in the first half (13). He made six of his 11 shot attempts, including three of his five 3-point attempts.

The Warriors would be down by much more entering the fourth were it not for Kevin Durant, who went toe-to-toe with Harden with 17 points in the third quarter.

He did the bulk of his damage from the free throw line, knocking down all nine of his attempts.

No other Warrior scored more than five points in the third quarter, but Green continued his strong play with five points, five rebounds and five assists. He now has a triple-double (18-10-10) through three quarters of play.

Halftime notes

Kevin Durant made some history in the first half, passing Kobe Bryant for seventh place on the NBA Playoffs all-time 3-pointers made list.

The only players now ahead of Durant: Reggie Miller, Manu Ginobili, Klay Thompson, LeBron James, Ray Allen and Stephen Curry.

End of first half: Rockets 58, Warriors 49

The role players have come alive for the Rockets.

After a seven-point first quarter, Eric Gordon scored 13 of Houston's 33 points in the second quarter. He was 3-for-5 from deep, one of his makes being a James Harden-like step back over Stephen Curry.

Gordon now has 20 points in the game.

The Rockets got seven more points out of Iman Shumpert and Nene, as well as some solid defence from Austin Rivers on Curry.

Curry has 12 points in the game, but he's missed eight of his 13 shot attempts and six of his seven 3-point attempts. Kevin Durant is also struggling - he's scored 12 points on 5-for-14 shooting from the field.

Fortunately for the Warriors, Draymond Green did a little bit of everything in the first half, finishing with 13 points (4-7 FG), five assists and five rebounds.

End of first quarter: Warriors 26, Rockets 25

It's a one-point game after a quarter of play.

The Warriors jumped out to an early lead, but the Rockets limited them to only four points in the final four minutes. They've held the Warriors to 2-for-11 shooting from the perimeter so far, with Stephen Curry missing four of his five 3-point attempts.

Even so, Curry has eight early points to lead the Warriors. Kevin Durant is Golden State's second-leading scorer with seven points.

Clint Capela, meanwhile, is off to a strong start for the Rockets. In addition to six points and six rebounds, he had a massive block on Andre Iguodala that prevented a dunk.

Iguodala did, however, get one dunk to go down earlier in the quarter, his 20th of the postseason - the most in the league.

Eric Gordon also gave the Rockets a boost in the first quarter with a team-high seven points.

The Warriors have mostly held James Harden in check, keeping him to four points (2-6 FG) and two assists.

Pregame

James Harden is good to go for Game 3, Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni announced before the game.

Harden suffered an eye injury in Game 2. He told reporters after the game that he could "barely see."

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