The Oklahoma City Thunder were out dueled by the Golden State Warriors Splash Brothers in Game 6. The Warriors duo was 17 for 31 from the three point line while the Thunder duo were 1 for 13. Thunder had an 8 point lead going into the fourth quarter of a close out game at home.
The Warriors Draymond Green (12) and Stephen Curry (10) had more rebounds than anybody on the Thunder squad. Curry was one assists away from a triple double, while Russell Westbrook was one rebound away. The big difference was Westbrook 5 turnovers. Curry seemed to more points in the paint than his counterpart with driving layups.
The score keeper must have been generous because Kevin Durant only had 3 turnovers. Durant didn’t have a stretch that he was able to match the Warriors offense. He missed 21 field goal attempts and many were with his team up 8 and needed key baskets to extend the lead.
It seemed like the Thunder should have been up by more than 8 points going into the fourth quarter. Oklahoma had 16 assists as a team and Westbrook had 11 of them. The lack of ball movement and City Thunder reverting to Hero Ball. The team took 90 shots and 58 came from their stars took 64.4% of the shots. Many of Curry’s 10 rebounds were long rebounds of missed three points by Thunder players, which lead to fast break three point opportunities for Warriors.
The game was really decided by the Warriors dominance behind the arc as they were 21 for 44 and Thunder were 3 for 23 from behind the arc. An outstanding 54 points advantage in their 7 point win.
The NBA president Adam Silver dream final still has a chance. Game 7 usually is a huge advantage to the home.
Does OKC still have a chance?
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