8:53 – We’re minutes away from tipoff at the Chesapeake Energy Arena for Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals and the stakes are simple. If the Oklahoma City Thunder win, they’ll advance to the NBA Finals to battle the Cleveland Cavaliers. If the Golden State Warriors win, there will be a winner-take-all Game 7 in Oakland on Monday night to determine which team advances to the Finals.
9:00 – Here’s the TNT fellas talking about the goober who rocked full Shaq attire to the bank.
1Q 6:15 – The Warriors are off to a nice start with a 12-9 lead. Durant came out very aggressive, as he’s taken 8 shots already. He’s only made 2 of them, but he did have a monster dunk.
Andre Roberson had an amazing block. He’s been a pleasant surprise for OKC this postseason.
1Q 4:41 – OKC went on a 7-0 run to take a 16-12 lead. They can make scoring in bunches look effortless. Of course, a friendly home court bounce never hurts either.
End of 1Q – OKC leads 23-20. Shockingly, Steph Curry didn’t score in the 1st quarter, going 0-3 from the floor. In other surprising news, Draymond Green hasn’t kicked anybody yet.
Klay Thompson leads the Warriors with 7 points on 3-10 shooting from the floor, and Russell Westbrook leads the Thunder with 8 points on 4-7 shooting from the floor.
2Q 10:26 – The Thunder started the 2nd quarter on fire, going on a 6-0 run to extend their lead to 29-20. I know somebody that’s gotta be loving how this game’s unfolding…
2Q 7:28 – OKC’s up 33-23. The Warriors can’t buy a bucket right now, as they’ve missed 17 of their last 21 shots. Westbrook and Roberson connected on a beautiful alley-oop.
2Q 5:13 – The Thunder are rolling right now. They’re up 39-28, and this Steven Adams dunk makes me want to run through a brick wall.
2Q 3:35 – OKC’s up 41-34. Curry only has 3 points, so it’s been Thompson carrying the load. Thompson leads all scorers with 13 points on 5-13 shooting from the floor.
Steve Kerr looks very concerned.
2Q 32.6 – The Thunder are up 51-46. Thompson is still feeling it, and he’s knocked down 4 3-pointers already.
Halftime – OKC’s up 53-48 at the half. Thompson lead the Warriors with 16 points on 6-15 shooting. Curry only has 9 points on 2-7 shooting, but he has grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 5 assists.
Durant lead the Thunder with 16 points, but he only made 6-19 from the floor. Westbrook has 11 points and 7 assists, and Serge Ibaka has 12 points.
GSW hasn’t done a good job of sharing the rock tonight.
Both teams went 7-12 from the line, which has me thinking that nerves are definitely a factor tonight. The Warriors shot 36.4% from the floor and 42.9% from three-point range. The Thunder shot 44.0% from the floor and a dreadful 14.3% on three-pointers.
Easily my favorite play of the postseason.
3Q 9:59 – We’re all tied up at 57. Thompson came out of the locker room like a man on a mission, hitting two straight 3s to start the half.
This Ibaka block was insane.
3Q 4:12 – OKC’s up 74-69. It’s been a back-and-forth 3rd quarter with both teams taking leads and making big plays.
Here’s a Curry to Ezeli alley-oop.
And here’s Adams going to work in the post.
3Q 1:55 – OKC’s up 81-75. Foul trouble situations to watch are Green (4) and Roberson (5).
End of 3Q – The Thunder are up 83-75 after a 9-2 run to end the quarter. The defending champs are 12 minutes away from being eliminated, and the Chesapeake Energy Arena is going ballistic.
4Q 8:28 – OKC’s up 89-84, but Thompson is playing out of his mind. He’s made 9 3-pointers and has 31 points.
4Q 5:48 – The Thunder are up 93-87. Green got whistled for his 5th foul, and Westbrook had a sensational drive and finish.
Green has to be the biggest jerk in the league.
4Q 4:32 – OKC’s up 97-92. Thompson just set an NBA playoff record by making 10 3-pointers. He’s got ice water in his veins.
4Q 2:47 – We’re all tied up at 99 after a Curry 3-pointer. What a game!
4Q 54.2 – The Warriors are up 104-101 after Thompson’s 11th 3-pointer.
4Q 14.3 – GSW’s are up 106-101 after a Thunder turnover and a Curry bucket. Just unbelievable performances by Curry and Thompson tonight.
4Q 08.8 – The Warriors are up 108-101 after a Curry steal and a pair of free throws.
End of Game – The Warriors won 108-101. That game was both an amazing comeback by Golden State and a huge choke job by OKC. Crazy stuff.
Thompson lead all scorers with 41 points while setting an NBA playoff record with 11 3-pointers. Curry bounced back from a slow start to have a huge night. Curry had 29 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 steals. Durant and Westbrook both had rough shooting nights, as they combined for 57 points on 20-58 shooting. They also were godawful down the stretch.
The Warriors outscored the Thunder 33-18 in the 4th quarter, stunning the Thunder and their fans.
Game 7 will be Monday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.