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Curry hurt, but Warriors coming back

Golden State trailed by as many as 25 in the second quarter, but has cut Houston's lead to 10 at the break. But the bigger story is the status of Stephen Curry, who took a scary fall and is questionable to return. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Curry questionable to return

ESPN's Doris Burke reports that Steph Curry has a "head contusion" and is questionable to return to Game 4. His father Dell has joined Steph in the Warriors' locker room. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

J.A. Adande @jadande

IF -- if -- Curry had a concussion he'll have to pass a series of tests without showing symptoms before he is cleared to play again

Curry takes scary fall

Stephen Curry flipped completely over Trevor Ariza trying to stop a fastbreak, and hit the floor hard. He stayed down for a few minutes before being helped to the locker room. His status for the rest of the game is unknown, as the Rockets lead by 13 with 4:07 left in the first half. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Steph Curry took a nasty spill, flipped over Trevor Ariza and he is down. Rockets trainer Keith Jones was first to reach him.

Max Bretos @mbretosESPN

Everyone in that arena knows that Golden State is gonna make a run... or two. Rockets would love a 35 second shot clock right now. #GSvsHOU

Harden cooking already

Has James Harden freed himself of the Based God curse? He scored 10 points in the first quarter, as the Rockets went 8-for-9 from 3-point range.

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Warriors seeing Rockets' red glare

You'd be hard-pressed to match what the Rockets did in the first quarter in rookie mode on a video game. Houston matched an NBA shot-clock-era record with 45 points in the first quarter, shooting 77% from the field. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Warriors, we have a problem

And his name is Josh Smith. The Rockets forward is 5-for-5 from the field and has 13 points already. Houston leads Golden State 37-22 late in the first quarter.

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Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

The Rockets are paying Josh Smith $2M for this season. The Pistons will pay him a total of $36 million to NOT PLAY thru 2020.

Because he's so Smoove

Josh Smith is a career 25% shooter from 3-point range in the playoffs and has never made more than four in a game. So of course he already has three 3-pointers in the first quarter, helping the Rockets take a 14-point lead early on ESPN.

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Smith makes Van Gundy a believer

Jeff Van Gundy said of an NBA team coming back from a 3-0 deficit, "I don't think it'll ever happen." Then Josh Smith knocked down his second 3-pointer of the game, leading JVG to say, "If he makes those shots, it WILL happen." Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Warriors 0-4 to start the game and Rockets are 4-7. This nine-point edge is the Rockets largest first quarter lead of the series.

Rockets rock Warriors early

Looking to force a Game 5, Houston opened the game on a 9-0 run, forcing an early Golden State timeout. The Rockets are 3-0 when facing elimination this postseason. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

Steph's 3's vs. Dwight's frees

Somehow, Steph Curry is shooting better on 3-pointers than Dwight Howard is on free throws this postseason. Perhaps that is contributing to Golden State's 3-0 series advantage. (via @TommyBeer)