The Oklahoma City Thunder are one win away before reaching the NBA Finals. However, the Golden State Warriors are still on fire and expected to go all out when they clash in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.
In Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were very determined to end the series. However, the reigning MVP, Stephen Curry, proved everyone that he is the most dominant player in the league and told the crowd at the Oracle Arena, “We are not going home”.
It is very noticeable how the Thunder managed to handle the homecourt pressure every time they played on the Warriors’ territory. Also, another huge factor in the Thunder’s success is their big man Steven Adams. Adams emerged as the most dominant big man in the Thunder-Warriors series being able to step up against Warriors’ Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut.
Thunder digital reporter Nick Gallo named the postseason as Adam’s “Coming Out Party”. He stated how Steven Adams could keep up with superstar guards like Stephen Curry and Tony Parker despite his height.
“Steve is not a traditional big man, even though he’s 7ft tall. He’s kept up with Curry and [Tony] Parker, and there are not a lot of big men who have that type of foot-speed. So when you combine that with his growing offensive game, his length, athleticism and his toughness, he’s one of the special ones.”
Still, the Oklahoma City Thunder should keep in mind that the ones they are facing are the reigning NBA champions and the team with a 73-9 regular season record. The Golden State Warriors have proven how they managed to survive every obstacle that they have encountered throughout the season. Their limitless fighting spirit and heart for the game have proven many times that they are one of the best team in the NBA.
The Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder will be on Saturday, May 28 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
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