The Stage is Set: Warriors vs. Thunder – GAME 7


The Stage is Set: Warriors vs. Thunder – GAME 7


The stage is set. After trailing in the Western Conference Finals series 3-1, the reigning champion Golden State Warriors have clawed back in the series and forced a Game 7 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Golden State–who accumulated an NBA record 73 wins and just 9 losses–had fans think they’d roll through the 2016 Playoffs with ease. Little did they know, they’d go 11-and-5 in games played before Game 7. This series has been very odd. Superstar players could have extremely efficient games, then fall off the next game shooting under 40%.

In Game 1, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined to shoot 33.3% from the field and still snuck away with the win. Game 2 was a different story. Golden State came out firing from all cylinders, having seven players tally in double-figures, including 28 points and 5 three-pointers from Stephen Curry. Now tied 1-1, Oklahoma City would go on to win the next two games by blowouts. Game 3 was decided by 28 points, and Game 4 was decided by 24 points. With their backs to the wall, Golden State would fight back in Game 5 led behind 31 points from Stephen Curry, and 27 from Klay Thompson. The champions edged past Kevin Durant’s 40 points to now trail in the series by one game. In Game 6, Klay Thompson’s three-point borage led Golden State past Oklahoma City, 108-101, tying the series at three games apiece. Thompson’s 11 three-pointers are a new postseason NBA record.



According to a statistic by ESPN, teams that have forced a Game 7 after trailing 3-1 in the Division or Conference Finals have a 3-5 record all-time. It’s on you, Golden State.

Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry vs. Russell Westbrook. Klay Thompson vs. Andre Roberson. Harrison Barnes vs. Kevin Durant. Draymond Green vs. Serge Ibaka. Andrew Bogut vs. Steven Adams. Game 7. Cancel your plans. Take off from work. Kids don’t worry about homework. Tune in to watch one of the most electrifying playoff matchups in recent years go at it, to get one step closer to the crown.

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