The base Stephen Curry scored 34 points and put visitors Golden State Warriors to just one win to go to the next stage after beating (113 -119) to the Portland Trail Blazers.
The victory leaves the Warriors with a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference series that plays the best of seven.
The Western Conference champions, the Warriors, will once again face the Trail Blazers fourth game in Portland on Monday.
Guard Klay Thompson added 24 points and reserve Andre Iguodala added 16 for the Golden State team.
The Trail Blazers, who went on to the finals in eighth place in the Western Conference, had as a scorer leader to the escort C.J. McCollum, with 32 points.
Base Damian Lillard scored 31 and Evan Turner added 17 for Portland.
Puerto Rican forward Maurice Harkless added a point in 20 minutes of action by scoring 1 of 2 field shots; Achieved a rebound and delivered an assist.
His compatriot base reserve Shabazz Nappier played five minutes and was without contribution.