Curry’s Heroics Help Warriors Beat Thunder (121-118) In The Game Of The Year

Updated: February 28, 2016

The Thunder were coming off a shocking loss to the Pelicans in New Orleans and knew they had to get back on track with the champs coming into town. The Thunder needed this game in the worst way to prove to themselves that they are elite and title contenders and not pretenders.  Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both said “We just need to play together” and thats exactly what the dynamic duo and the Thunder did. Oklahoma City Thunder came into this game fired up and started the game on a 8-0 run that showed the Warriors that they were ready for the challenge. The Thunder were able to contain the Splash Brothers very early and weren’t phased by the 3 pointers that they could of hit. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 53 points against the Warriors and were in true command of the game at all times. The Thunder were in cruise control in the game until Stephen Curry hurt his ankle and went to the locker room to be checked out.

Curry came back from the locker room and was in MVP form with a minor limp going on but still was able to make some amazing shots.     Stephen Curry was hitting jump shots that I’ve only seen in NBA 2K and this is real life. He can dribble drive and put you in a spin cycle for a crazy 3 pointer. The way Curry was shooting the ball tonight there was nothing the Thunder could do but watch as each shot took a piece out of them. Down the stretch the Thunder were still in control but were making bone head decisions that got the Warriors closer and closer. KD was pressured into a bad pass that led to the Warriors tying the game after KD just gave the Thunder a 4 point lead. KD hit every big shot he was supposed to hit but Curry just was on another level.

Klay Thompson helped out Stephen Curry near the end of the game with 2 big 3 pointers and an And-1 that gave them a chance to get closer in the game. The game was on the line and the Warriors were down by 2 points when time was running out and Iguodala tried to take a shot and got fouled by KD with .6 on the clock. Iggy made both of the free throws to tie the game and bring it to overtime where the Warriors took over.

Curry and the Warriors trailed by 5 early in the overtime and then Curry went to the basket and got fouled by Durant. KD was fouled out and then thats when Curry went off and was hitting anything he put up on Singler and the crew. Steph was in a rhythm and was putting the team on his back as he was able to hit the game winner from 40 feet out to end the Thunder and seal the deal.

The Thunder face the Kings next and will have to make sure they’re on point when they try to bounce back from this loss against the defending champs.

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