Warriors Can’t Miss From Three, Complete 3-1 Series Comeback to Advance to NBA Finals

Bradley Whitaker
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After the Golden State Warriors clawed their way to victory on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 6, was there ever any doubt they wouldn’t complete the 3-1 comeback at home?

But just like the beginning of this grueling series, the defending champs faced some adversity early on in Game 7.

The Thunder jumped out to a 13-point lead in the second quarter thanks to huge offensive rebounds from Steven Adams and Andre Roberson, and a strong start from Russell Westbrook (19 points) and Kevin Durant (27 points).

Despite the early fireworks from OKC, Golden State narrowed their lead down to just six points at halftime, riding that momentum into the second half.

As we all expected, Stephen Curry (36 points, 7-of-12 from three) and Klay Thompson (21 points, 6-of-11 from three) went off in the third and fourth quarters during a 26-6 run from the Warriors.

Thompson started the game 0-for-7 before heating up.

The two-time MVP drained a three right in the face of KD.

And although OKC pulled to within four points in the final minutes, it wouldn’t be enough against Golden State’s deep shooting (46 percent from three as a team).

Curry put the final nail in the coffin in the last minute.

Golden State won the game 96-88.

To all that doubted the Warriors after going down 3-1, never underestimate the heart of a champion. The Thunder were a strong physical team, but they couldn’t match the hot hands of the defending champs when the pressure mounted.

Now we get to see that NBA Finals rematch we’ve all been waiting for against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

As for the Thunder, it will be fascinating to see if blowing the series will be enough for Durant to leave town. Either way, it will be a nail-biting offseason for OKC fans. 

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