OAKLAND—For the first time this season the Golden State Warriors had their backs against the wall, facing a daunting 2-0 deficit in the Western Conference Finals. Their historic 73-win season was in jeopardy, Golden State routed the Oklahoma City Thunder, 118-91 Wednesday night at Oracle Arena.
Two-time reigning MVP Steph Curry incredibly scored a mind-boggling 15 points in a span of less than two minutes. His third quarter brilliance put the game out of reach, evening the series 1-1.
The Golden State Warriors are 12-0 this season after a loss. Curry regained his shot by hitting five 3-pointers, drove to the basket with reckless abandon and finished with 28 points. His presicion passing, along with the Warriors great ball movement were the keys to victory
The match-up so far has been intense and a treat for the fans who crave fast paced action, and the desire of both franchises are on display. It seems we’re headed for a thrilling 7 game battle.
This was an all around team effort from tip-off. Klay Thompson got hot early finishing with 15 points. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala added 14, including a dazzling no-look lay up that was marvelous The Golden State bench was incredible. Marreese Spreights scored 13 points.
Warriors Coach Steve Kerr altered their strategy to overcome OKC’s size. They out rebounded the Thunder 45-36. The team that rebounds typically comes away with the win.
For their part, Oklahoma City has homecourt advantage after getting the split in Game 1. The scene shifts to Oklahoma City for Game 3 on Sunday. It’ll be Golden State’s turn to deal with rabid screaming fans at the Chesapeake Arena. Every game of the Western Conference Finals will air on TNT.