After a hard fought series, the Golden State Warriors have advanced to the NBA Finals for the second straight year. They overcame the Oklahoma City Thunder, even after the Thunder took a 3-1 series lead. Them and the Cleveland Cavaliers will now meet in the NBA Finals for the second straight year. Both met challenges in their conference finals series.
The Oklahoma City Thunder had taken a 3-1 series lead after Game 4. The Warriors won 3 straight games to come back and win the series. Their opponent in the finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers, beat the Toronto Raptors in 6. The Warriors will now look to repeat.
After the first half, the Thunder led by 6. The Warriors went on a huge run to take a lead. The Warriors came out aggressively in the fourth quarter, but so did the Thunder. Kevin Durant even went on a 7-0 run by himself. The game was a tale of two halves.
In the first half, Klay Thompson was cold and Stephen Curry was limited. The second half was different. They were hot from three like what we all expect from the Golden State Warriors (and especially the Splash Brothers). OKC couldn’t buy a stop in the second half.
Stephen Curry finished with 36 points, shooting 7-12 from three. Klay Thompson finished with 21 points, shooting 6-11 from three.
The Thunders best players, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, also had solid games. Durant finished with 27 points as he added 7 rebounds and a block. Westbrook finished with a double-double, 19 points and 13 assists.
As the Warriors advance to the finals to once again face the Cavs, we will see what happens. Will the Warriors add an NBA Championship to their historic 73 win season? Will Lebron bring the title to Cleveland? History will be made either way.