The Golden State Warriors won game seven of the Western Conference Finals over Oklahoma City to move on to the NBA Finals.
After being down 3-1 to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Golden State Warriors proved once again how great they truly are. The 2015-16 season, has been nothing short of spectacular for the Warriors. Game after the game the team has continuously put forth outstanding performances in an effort to solidify their spot in NBA history.
The Western Conference playoffs had its fair share of controversial plays and dramatic endings; and the series between OKC and Golden State did not disappo
int in either of those areas. From the Oklahoma City leading the defending NBA Champions 3-1 to Draymond Green’s kick and possible suspension. This series has taken fans of both teams on an emotional roller-coaster. While Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant showed why they are both superstars in this league, it was the defensive effort and toughness of Steven Adams and André Roberson that helped propel this team to a 3-1 lead.
As promising as OKC looked, it was no match for Golden State and the ‘Splash Brothers’. When Curry struggled to knock down shots, it was Klay Thompson who came through for his team in the biggest moments and helped them stay afloat in this series. In game 6, Thompson led his team with 41 points and let it be know that he is a star in his own right.
The Warriors’ performance in the 2015-16 season should prove to all doubters that this team is the real deal and they are here to stay. The team collectively has had a historical year and they show no signs of slowing down. The Warriors set a new NBA record for the most wins in the regular season 73-9. Stephen Curry broke his previous record for most 3-pointers in a regular season by dropping 402 from behind the arc. Speaking of Curry, not only did he earn back to back MVP honors, but he became the player in NBA history to receive a unanimous vote for the prestigious award. And just when it looked as though a team had finally put an end to Golden State’s remarkable season, Klay Thompson hit 11 of 18 from the 3-point line and set a new NBA record for most 3-pointers in a post season game.
The Warriors will continue to chase history Thursday night when they battle the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 1 of the NBA Finals. With both teams healthy, we can only hope that this rematch of the 2015 NBA Finals is everything that we all imagine and anticipate it to be.