The Golden State Warriors became the tenth team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit in the post season after putting away the Thunder in an epic 7-game series. Now they look forward to Thursday as the Finals kick off in a highly anticipated rematch as they host Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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OKC got off to a solid start maintaining their focus and holding the Warriors to a season low 42 first-half points. OKC was finding a way early on hitting buckets in the paint, and from beyond the arc. Russell Westbrook (19 points 7-21 FG, 13 assists) struggled to say the least as Kevin Durant (27 points 10-19 FG) did what he always does, and that was trying to keep his team in it till the end. Once the game started you’d figure it would be OKC feeling all the pressure coming into the game, but it was OKC who seemed to get more comfortable early on, as GS seemed to feel the pressure as they struggled. Nothing was a sure bet for OKC in Oracle Arena, and they failed to go for the finish scoring 12 3rd quarter points that ultimately hurt them in the end.

Stephen Curry (36 points 13-24 FG, 7-21 3-PT FG) got off to a slow start, but came through for his team hitting shot after ridiculous shot, pushing OKC’s chance at a finals appearance further and further. Klay Thompson (21 points 7-19 FG, 6-11 3-PT FG) took a while to get things rolling for him, missing his first seven shots. Thompson didn’t hit his first shot (3) till 6:02 remaining in the first half, which sparked the team as they trailed by 6 at the half. Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston provided enough ammo for their team in a crucial Game 7 to help them come out victorious, Livingston had a huge break away one-handed dunk that sent the crowd erupting in the fourth.

From what I saw, OKC definitely didn’t hang their heads down low, after failing to close out the Warriors in what seemed to be a favorable Game 6 for them that ultimately hurt them in the end. OKC found ways early on to distance themselves 6-10 points within the first half, but couldn’t capitalize on building on a larger lead. GSW came out the half out scoring OKC 29-12 hitting 17-37 3-PT FG compared to OKC’s 7-27 3-PT FG. Last year, GS clinched their first championship in 40 years, putting away James and the Cavaliers in 6 games, but mind you James was without a healthy Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving as they sat out the series with injuries. Game 1 of the finals kicks off Thursday from Oracle Arena at 9:00 PM ET.

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