The Golden State Warriors were out to prove themselves after a heartbreaking setback in Game 2.
Golden State did just that, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 142-112 to grab a 2-1 series lead.
The Warriors have a chance to smother the series behind Stephen Curry's 30 points and Jordan Poole's 27.
Golden State was anxious to get back on the court after losing one of their best defensive players in Gary Payton II three days previously.
But a sluggish start placed the home team down 13 points in the first quarter.
Despite shooting over 70% from the field in the first half, Golden State took a seven-point lead into the locker room.
The Warriors went on an 8-0 run after the half, driven by two Klay Thompson three-pointers. Thompson scored 21 points on 4 of 6 triples.
"I loved his calmness and patience," Steve Kerr stated. "Klay becomes hotter when we get nice shots."
Along with Thompson, the Warriors had another 25-point performance from Poole, who had 27. Dribble penetration exposed Memphis and led to Golden State scoring 62 points inside.
With over four minutes of waste time due to a lopsided game, the Warriors finished at 63 percent shooting from the field, their highest performance so far in the playoffs.
The Warriors can now carry a 3-1 series lead into Game 4 against Memphis at Chase Center on Monday night.