Warriors Force Game 7 Against Thunder
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFSM)- The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed the Eastern Conference championship after defeating the Raptors Friday. But, who they will face in the NBA finals is still up to debate after the Warriors stunned the Thunder at home Saturday with a 108-101 victory.
Coming into Saturday’s game Oklahoma City led the series 3-2, and a win at Chesapeake Energy Arena would mean that the Thunder would advance the NBA finals, but as expected the Warriors were not going out without a fight.
The Thunder led 53-48 after the first half with Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant scoring 16 points. The Thunder scored 30 points in the paint in the first half alone. But, coming back into the second half Russell Westbrooks’ shoes were not the only thing that changed on the court. Durant only scored 13 more points in the second half, and finished the night just shooting 10 of 31 from the field. Russell Westbrook also encountered issues shooting, scoring 28 points while shooting 10 of 27.
Usually two-time MVP Stephen Curry is to leading scorer for the Warriors, but instead in Game 6 Klay Thompson stole the spotlight. Thompson scored 41 points to help the Warriors tie the series at three each, forcing a Game 7 at Oakland.
Now the Thunder is faced with the difficult task of playing against a confident Warriors team at their home court.
Oklahoma City will play the Warriors Monday (May 30th) at 8:00 p.m.