The Golden State Warriors were out to prove themselves after a heartbreaking loss in Game 2.

Golden State did just that, defeating the Memphis Grizzlies 142-112 to take 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.

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 break, fueled by two Klay Thompson three-pointers. Thompson scored 21 points on 4 of 6 triples.

"I liked his poise and patience," Steve Kerr said. "Klay gets hotter when we get good shots."

Along with Thompson, the Warriors got another 25-point performance from Poole, who had 27. Dribble penetration exposed Memphis and led to Golden State scoring 62 points inside.

The Warriors can now take a 3-1 series lead into Game 4 against Memphis at Chase Center on Monday night.

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