Last night’s playoff game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors was one that lived up to the hype. On one side you have what some say is the best team in NBA history, referring to the Warriors who broke an NBA record this season by winning more games than any team has in the past. On the other side there is a hungry, young, and fierce team who want nothing more than to get back to the NBA finals. With last night’s game being an elimination game in the Thunder’s favor, the stakes were high for the Warriors.
The game was close all the way through, neither team got more than a thirteen point lead on the other. The Warriors would eventually come out on top with the final being 108-101. The game was epic. One team hits a three pointer, the other comes down and answers. One team gets a score in the paint, the other team comes down the next possession and gets a dunk. The talk of the game however was Klay Thompson’s record breaking performance. Thompson finished the night with 41 points. He hit 10 three pointers on the night which is a new NBA postseason record. Stephen Curry also added 31 points.
This is what Coach Steve Kerr had to say after his team won. “I was involved in a few playoff games with the Bulls that were special, but this was right up there no doubt. I’m not emotional, actually, during games. I’m really not. I don’t get real emotional during the games. I’m just trying to figure out what’s next. As a staff, we’re always conversing, and trying to figure out what we’ve got to do, what we’ve got to get ready for. And so you just kind of get lost in the game itself, and then when you finally get a chance to kind of sit back, you kind of say, wow, that was really something.”
“I knew we would fight in this series. I knew things would change after Game 4 (when the Thunder led 3-1), because we have a championship team,” said Kerr. Kerr put all of his confidence and trust in his team and now they are in going to a game 7 in a series that looked like it was over a few days ago. Game 7 will take place in Oracle arena tomorrow night at 8 P.M.