With an incredible 108-101comeback victory on the road Saturday night, the Golden State Warriors clawed their way out of the grave to force a Game 7. It was a game the Oklahoma City Thunder controlled until the Warriors slowly, relentlessly turned what looked like an inexorable tide. It was probably the best offensive performance of Klay Thompson’s life, maybe the best defensive performance of Andre Iguodala’s life, capped by a dagger from one Stephen Curry.
The Warriors are attempting to do what nine other NBA teams have done in the playoffs: come back from being down three games to one to win the series. The Houston Rockets were the last team to accomplish that feat in 2015 beating the Los Angeles Clippers.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green vowed that their record-setting team won’t go out meekly after their poor performances in Tuesday’s Game 4 played prominent roles in the Oklahoma City Thunder taking a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference finals.
This series has been a complete surprise to me. I knew that Oklahoma City was tough, but I didn’t believe they could manhandle the defending champions like they have in this series. What everyone is seeing is the two top guns for the Thunder (Durant and Westbrook) are playing at the top of their game and their teammates are following suit. In addition, the length and athleticism of the Thunder has really disrupted the Warriors. Now they face the daunting task of trying to rebound and win the series being down 3 games to 1. By the way, nine other teams in NBA history have accomplished that feat. Will Golden State be number 10? We will see!!
Detroit lost its sixth straight after a bullpen meltdown in the eighth ruined Justin Verlander’s best start of the year. After 30 games into the season, the Tigers find themselves 2 games under .500 and seven and a half games out of first place. I would say to Tiger fans who were optimistic going into the season regarding the team’s playoff chances, that the season is young and there is a lot of baseball to be played. However, even though the season is young, Brad Ausmus must have concerns because he is on the hot seat.