"I blacked out."
Stephen Curry exploded in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals last night, going off for a game-high 35 points en route to Golden State's 41-point blowout victory over the Houston Rockets. Curry's bounce back game included an 18-point 3rd quarter in which the Warriors pulled away from the Rockets, and the 2x NBA MVP reminded everyone whose house it was.
During Steph's third quarter scoring onslaught, he turned to the ecstatic crowd at Oracle Arena and yelled "This is my fucking house!" - and the cameras picked up every word. After the game, Curry told reporters that he "blacked out," but that wasn't a good enough excuse for his mother, Sonya, who advised him to wash his mouth out with soap for his profane outburst.
"She already sent me two home videos, showing me the clip and playing it back," Curry told ESPN. "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."
"She's right," Curry told ESPN. "I gotta do better. I can't talk like that."
With last night's 126-85 victory, the Warriors now hold a 2-1 series lead over the Rockets heading into a pivotal Game 4 at Oracle Arena on Tuesday night.