The NBA’s biggest stage is now set and it’s the rematch of the 2015 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.
The Warriors were able to survive after being down 3-1 and shown to OKC Thunder the reason why they were able to achieve the elusive 73 wins during the regular season and why they’re the reigning NBA Champion.
If the main key player of Game 6 was Klay Thompson, in Game 7 it was the current NBA MVP, Stephen Curry who make sure that the next game of the Warriors will be in the 2016 NBA Finals against the waiting team the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“You appreciate how tough it is to get back here,” Curry said. “You’ve got to be appreciative of this accomplishment, and look forward to getting four more wins.”
Golden State started the game with missing shots as Thompson throw his rainbow shots 0-of-7 then after few position changes, Thompson caught fire as well as Curry, Iguodala and Green.
“This is who he is. Having a clutch performance in a Game 7, that’s Steph Curry,” Kerr said.
The Golden State Warriors is the 10th team to be able to win the series despite being down 3-1.
“We survived by the skin of our teeth,” coach Steve Kerr said. “We were able to pull it out, and we’re moving on.”
Kevin Durant made the final surge for the Thunder with his 7 straight points and cut the deficit to only 4 in the final few minutes of the ballgame. However, Serge Ibaka accidentally fouled Stephen Curry from the three-point land that broke the momentum of OKC.
“It hurts losing, especially being up 3 games to 1,” Durant said.
In the first-half, Russell Westbrook and company are in control, they’re highest lead was 13 points. Both Enes Kanter and Steven Adams are having impressive game but was silenced and nowhere to be seen in the final quarter.
“They won a world championship last year, and they’ve broken an NBA record, and people are already talking about it before the playoffs started, this may be the greatest team to ever lace them up in the history of the NBA,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.
NBA games will resume on Friday morning (Philippine time) and it will be Game 1 for the Cavs and the Warriors in 2016 Finals.
Warriors (96): Iguodala 7, Green 11, Bogut 2, Thompson 21, Curry 36, Barnes 5, Livingston 5, Ezeli 2, Speights 3, Varejao 2, Barbosa 2
Thunder (88): Durant 27, Ibaka 16, Adams 9, Roberson 4, Westbrook 19, Waiters 5, Kanter 8