The curtain is still up between the Thunder and the Warriors as Golden State survived in Game 6 in the NBA’s 2016 Western Conference Finals. The series is now tied at 3-3 as Oklahoma City wasn’t able to defend their last home-court game against Steve Kerr’s squad.
Klay Thompson was the biggest factor for the Warriors where most of his shots came from the rainbow territory and keeps his team sneaking as they try to catch up with the Thunder while Stephen Curry puts the exclamation mark and claimed the needed victory in Oklahoma City. Andre Iguodala, the last year’s Finals MVP also contributed two impressive defense during the Warriors surge where he taps the ball from the hands of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook in two different situations.
“We’ve got a lot of belief and a lot of heart, and we’ve given ourselves a chance to win this series,” Curry said. “That’s all we could ask for. There’s obviously a lot of excitement, but we still have one job to do.”
“Steph told me before I went out in the fourth, `This is your time,“‘ Thompson said. “`You know, put on a show out there and have fun.’ I took those words to heart, and I just tried to be aggressive.”
At around four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, it seems that the Thunder was in control and will take over the ballgame but two minutes later, surprisingly, the Warriors took the driver seat, it feels like someone switched the channel from the remote.
Kevin Durant was almost superb in the entire ball-game but made a crucial turnover in the final stretch wherein his pass got intercepted. That position could have been the last oppurtunity of the Thunder to bring back the momentum to their side. Russell Westbrook as usual got his A-game but at the later stage of game, fatigue took over to the speedy guard.
“They switched everything and kind of closed the game up, and we missed some shots and they got hot from the 3,” Durant said.
“That really wasn’t – hasn’t been us in the last month and a half,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “I thought we got a little stagnant coming down the stretch.”
Oklahoma City Thunder only scored 18 points in the final quarter compared to the 33 points of the Warriors.
Next game is scheduled to be played in Oakland the home of the Golden State Warriors this coming Tuesday morning (Philippine Time). Meanwhile, the Cavs already in the 2016 NBA Finals and this will be LeBron James six Finals games appearance, they will wait which team will be announced as the champion between the Warriors and Thunder.
Warriors (108): Thompson 41, Curry 31, Green 12, Barnes 9, Iguodala 8, Bogut 5, Ezeli 2
Thunder (101): Durant 29, Westbrook 28, Ibaka 13, Roberson 11, Adams 9, Kanter 8, Waiters 3