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Warriors vs. Rockets Game 3: Will Houston miss 27 straight threes tonight?

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Golden State has a chance to take a commanding lead in the series tonight. Will that happen, or will Houston close the gap?

NBA: Playoffs-Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors visit the Houston Rockets for Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals tonight at 5:30 p.m. PT, on ABC.

Should the Warriors win, they’ll take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. That series margin has never been squandered in the history of the NBA Playoffs.

If the Rockets win, the series is suddenly 2-1, and very, very interesting.

Of course, these two teams are used to meeting for playoff games. And when they met in Houston last year, something amazing happened: The Rockets missed 27 consecutive three-pointers.

That’s not a fact Steve Kerr has forgotten, as was apparent at Saturday’s morning shootaround.

Thankfully, both teams are healthy going into the game (minus, you know, DeMarcus Cousins). Klay Thompson’s sprained ankle is okay. Steph Curry’s dislocated finger is fine. James Harden’s eye contusion and eyelid laceration are good enough to play on.

This is a pivotal game, and both teams are now well rested, since they haven’t played since Tuesday.

Prepare for some fireworks, and hop in the comments to discuss the game with us!