The old saying, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish couldn’t be truer. The Golden State Warriors are the 10th team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit and advance to the Finals. The rematch is now set as the Warriors get ready to host the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Game 7 was tight throughout, but the Warriors ultimately outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder in the fourth quarter leading to a 96-88 victory.
Both teams came out cold missing easy baskets but settled in midway through the first. The Thunder came ready to play and took an early lead but the Warriors showed their championship grit and went on a mini run to close the half, cutting the Thunder lead from 13 points to just six.
The Second-half was all dubs. They took advantage of OKC’s mental mistakes and missed shots while maintaining their poise. It didn’t help the Thunder that they went cold from three after the 2:52 mark in the first quarter missing 13 until Serge Ibaka hit one in the fourth with 8:32 left to play. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant hit back-to-back threes of their own and OKC managed to cut the Warrior the lead to four with just over a minute left in regulation. However, it would be the splash brothers that got the last laugh. Stephen Curry closed the game the way Steph does and the Warriors completed a historic comeback.
They move on to face the Cavaliers in a rematch of the 2015 NBA Finals. This year Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be active for the match-up. Game 1 tips off Thursday, June 2 at Oracle Arena, 6:00 PT.