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NBA Finals set – with repeat of last seasons pairing

By Tamberlyn Richardson
May 30, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry poses next to the Western Conference finals trophy after game seven of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Thunder 96-88. Mandatory Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
May 30, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry poses next to the Western Conference finals trophy after game seven of the Western conference finals of the NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Thunder 96-88. Mandatory Credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez-Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
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The Game 7 Memorial night game between Oklahoma City and Golden State was a barn burner with the Warriors advancing to the NBA Finals.

In a game that featured the Thunder jumping out to an early lead by utilizing all their assets it looked as if Oklahoma City would get the victory.

But, one shot by Russell Westbrook that was taken from the perimeter in an attempt to draw a foul seemingly abandoned the team’s strategy. The very next play resulted in a Klay Thompson three and while it still took several minutes that one Westbrook shot changed the game.

Both Thompson and Stephen Curry hit shots with defenders all over them, but much like an NBA 2K16 game the two sharpshooters couldn’t miss.

Durant made several shots late to pull the game within 4 points, but a bad foul by Serge Ibaka sent Curry to the line with the game essentially iced.

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The Warriors become just the tenth team (Houston Rockets also did it) to come back after trailing 1-3.

With the Warriors moving on to the finals fans will get a repeat of last season’s finals with the Warriors facing the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Tip off for Game 1 occurs at Oracle on Thursday.  With just the 2 teams remaining the remaining 28 teams are focusing on the upcoming draft.

The Thunder will inevitably have a rough summer of questions as to why they imploded with 3 opportunities to close out the Warriors. And, with Kevin Durant expected to opt out of his contract, will this experience now lead to him considering leaving for greener pastures?

For their part the Houston Rockets will be looking to integrate Mike D’Antoni and figure out their off season plans.

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