OAKLAND, Sporting Alert – The Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder will meet one final time this season in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Monday, with the winner moving on to play for the NBA championship.
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Golden State rallied from a 3-1 deficit to force a seventh game with a 108-101 positive result in Oklahoma City on Saturday, with Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry leading the way on the road trip.
While Curry was struggling to make his shots early in the game, Thompson was busy knocking down his efforts, as he ended the game with a playoffs career-high 41 points and made a playoff record 11 3-pointers in the victory for the Warriors.
Curry eventually got going after the interval to end with 29 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists and helped the defending champions outscored the Thunder 16-4 in the last 4:40 and 33-18 in the fourth quarter overall.
Oklahoma City was the favourite to wrap up the series two-games-ago, but after failing to win on the road last Thursday, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook suffered a choking meltdown in the Game 6 closeout at home on Saturday, as the Warriors, who won a record 73 games in the regular season, forced themselves back into contention with a memorable comeback.
The Thunder, who are the 7-point underdogs for Game 7, will head into Monday night’s matchup seeking to repeat what they did in Game 1 of the series – defeat Golden State in the Bay Area at the Oracle Arena.
As Everyone watched to see what Curry was going to do in the last game, Thompson stole the spotlight to keep his team in the contest.
Interestingly, according to ESPN Stats & Info, the All-Star guard is averaging almost five 3-pointers per game in the Western Conference finals, after making 28 shot from long-range through six games in the series so far.
The report revealed that this ties the NBA record for 3-pointers during one playoff series. Thompson joins Ray Allen (2001 Bucks) and Dennis Scott (1995 Magic) on that list.
The winner of Monday’s battle advances to take on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, which starts on Thursday night, 2 June.