Warriors fight back to force decider
The Golden State Warriors sent the NBA Western Conference finals to a decider after rallying in the final quarter of game six in the series to edge out the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-101.
The defending champions trailed by eight after three quarters in a must-win encounter but Klay Thompson shone throughout while MVP Stephen Curry overcame a sluggish start to propel his team.
Thompson nailed 11 three-pointers en route to a pivotal 41 points, while Curry narrowly missed out on a triple double with a haul of 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
“Steph told me before I went out in the fourth, ‘This is your time’,” said Thompson. “‘You know, put on a show out there and have fun.’
“I took those words to heart, and I just tried to be aggressive.”
The Warriors, who set the best ever regular season record of 73-9 this season, have levelled the series at 3-3, having triumphed in the last two encounters.
“We’ve got a lot of belief and a lot of heart, and we’ve given ourselves a chance to win this series,” said Curry. “That’s all we could ask for. There’s obviously a lot of excitement, but we still have one job to do.”
Golden State will host the Thunder in the decisive game seven tomorrow at 5am UAE time.