The Warriors have been faced with adversity this postseason. They lost two straight games to the Oklahoma City Thunder. They have not lost consecutive games since the 2014-2015 NBA season. The reigning champions  did not look like themselves as a team, but their two biggest stars looked even worse as they struggled to get buckets from the field. After a game four blowout loss, the critics hopped right on the computers, and started asking their questions. The biggest question was, “Is Stephen Curry injured?” The Splash Brothers were able to win in game five, and put up a whole lot of points, but something still wasn’t right. Steph and Klay combined for 5 makes on 17 attempted three-pointers. The most dynamic backcourt looked a whole lot different two days later. They were able to shoot the ball efficiently, shooting higher than fifty percent behind the arc. Draymond Green gives us insight on the game:

“Klay and Steph were huge. When shots weren’t falling, Klay started picking us up and started knocking down shots. Steph was great. He defended. He knocked shots down when we needed him to knock shots down most and he took care of the ball. In key moments, that is what you have to do in order to have a chance to win. He did it. He had huge rebounds. He had 10 rebounds and that is huge against a team like this where we are battling with their big guys and sometimes can’t come up with it.”

They splashed in seventeen of their thirty-two attempts. Klay Thompson had a phenomenal night cashing in 11 three-pointers. Klay Thompson reflects on his performance:

“I should have had at least 13 because I missed some wide-open looks early”

Draymond Green foreshadows game seven:

“It’s Game 7. Game 7s are tough regardless. Both teams are going to leave everything out there on the floor. I don’t think a home crowd gives you the advantage. It’s Game 7. You got to go out there and give it all you got. This [Thunder] team is not going to quit. They’re a very good ball club. A ball club that fights. They’re never going to quit and that is going to make it tough. But if we stay the course, we be who we are, everything else will take care of itself.”

The Warriors will play in game seven at home on Monday night. The Warriors are back at their prime, and they are an almost unstoppable force at home. Most polls have the NBA defending champions advancing to the NBA Finals again, but anything could happen. The Thunder won’t go home without putting up their best fight, so the Warriors must come out with their best energy. Whichever team comes out of the locker room flat-footed are prone to putting themselves in a position to lose. Kevin Durant would definitely agree:

“If we walk in here like it’s a funeral, then we already lost,”

Let’s see what the splash brothers will show the world on Monday.

 

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