Golden State has reached the NBA Finals by making what can be called a really difficult undertaking. In fact the Warriors have overturned a 3-1 series lead on from the Thunder, seemed to be closed. OKC is coming out of the playoffs with the bitterness of not being able to close out the series when they had three “match points”, but also knowing that they have made very good matches and being the team that probably put more difficult to the team of San Francisco, in the past two years.
In Game 1 Golden State started really well and went up by 13 at the half. From the third quarter Oklahoma put more energy than opponents and, driven by Westbrook (27 pts, 12 asts, 6 rebs, 7stls), managed to complete the come back, by winning 108-102.
Game 2 is a match with no story: Thunder can defend themselves from the Warriors for a quarter and a half, but then are subjected to a partial of Oakland team before the break, and on their return to the field the Warriors close simply the game, which finishes 118-91 thanks to a brilliant performance of the MVP Stephen Curry with 28 point (included 5 triples) and 3 assists.
With Game 3 the series move to Oklahoma, and here the Thunder will surprise everyone winning the match, closed substantially at the half after, by a big partial of OKC, fixing the result on 72-47. The rest of the match continues with low rhythms, with Golden State that can’t come back. The final result sets at 133-105 for the hosts, with 63 points combined for the dynamic-duo Westbrook-Durant!
Game 7 in California, win or go home. The game starts with Oklahoma that expresses a better game of GSW, which struggles to move the ball, but sometimes expresses quite a good ball-circulation. The Warriors survive thanks to the triples of Thompson, and, after a wonderful play of Curry at the buzzer, close the first half down by six: 42-48. In third quarter of Golden State finds several baskets from the arc, limiting Thunder’s attack too. In fourth quarter OKC tries to return with Durant who is the only to find continuity, and also get to -4, but Curry closes the game with three free throws and a triple (96-88).