Clippers fall victim to Curry’s three-point barrage in third quarter


February 23, 2017; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots the basketball against Los Angeles Clippers guard Raymond Felton (2) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Clippers 123-113. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Well-rested on fresh legs, Stephen Curry found his 3-point touch during one phenomenal flurry in one game-breaking quarter.

Draymond Green got hit with a technical while walking away and let his usual fire fly at coach Steve Kerr in the aftermath. They laughed about it later.

Kevin Durant brought some postgame comedy — “I got a couple of jokey jokes.” The Golden State Warriors returned to full strength and sure look poised to play for the long haul.

Curry scored 17 of his 35 points in a 3-point barrage over the final 3:37 of the third quarter, and the two-time reigning MVP also had seven rebounds, five assists and four steals as the Warriors used a big second half to beat the Clippers 123-113 on Thursday night.

“I’m not sure what needed to happen but I know we took that quarter over, and it was pretty spectacular,” Green said. “It was a fun night.”

Oh, and they have put up 400 points over the past three games against Los Angeles.

Curry’s four-point play with 30.7 seconds left in the third and buzzer-beating 3 to punctuate the one-sided period propelled Golden State. Curry and KD combined for eight of their team’s nine 3-pointers in the third.

The Warriors scored 50 points in the quarter after trailing 61-49 at halftime. It was the NBA’s first 50-point quarter since the Lakers had 51 against the Knicks on March 25, 2014.

“That’s a lot of points. Is that the most we’ve had all season in a quarter?” Klay Thompson said. “Being down 12 was good for us because it…