The Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder are set to clash in the last game of the Western Conference Finals 2016 to decide which team will enter the NBA Finals and face the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Thunder-Warriors series can be considered one of the most competitive series in in recent playoffs history. The Oklahoma City Thunder almost eliminated the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 and 6 but the reigning NBA champions managed to bounce back one game at a time.
In Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, many were expecting that it was the last game of the series as the Thunder took control early in the game. However, the Warriors managed to turn the tides to their favor with the aid of the “Splash Brothers”, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Thompson, who scored 41 points, was the man behind the Warriors’ successful comeback late in the game. Curry fueled the fire in the remaining seconds and the Warriors won the game and extend the series to Game 7.
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook showed another explosive performance in Game 6. However, the Thunder duo fell short in the remaining minutes of the game and failed to answer the Warriors’ attacks.
“If we walk in (to practice) like it’s a funeral, then we already lost,” the seven-time All-Star told the media at Sunday’s practice. “Nobody walked in like that. We can’t feel sorry for ourselves. (The Warriors) aren’t gonna feel sorry for us. Whoever is covering the game, the fans — nobody is feeling sorry for us. It’s just a part of basketball. Guys walked in here real confident. We were upset we lost, but we let that go. We gotta get ready for Game 7.”
The Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals is set to take place at the Warriors’ territory. However, with Game 5 and Game 6 loss, the Thunder might already have known the specific adjustments that they have to do in order to beat the Warriors. It will be another game that will surely be more intense than the other games and the outcome is still unpredictable.
Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder will be on Monday, May 30 8:30 p.m. ET at the Oracle Arena.
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