War­riors fight back to force de­cider

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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.

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