As we learned in grade school, three is greater than two. At a basic level, that's how we can sum up the Golden State Warriors'comeback from 3-1 down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder and advance to the NBA Finals.We can point to other factors such as the Thunder's poor "hero ball" offense in Game 6 and their disastrous third quarter in Game 7 as reasons for the collapse, but Oklahoma City largely outplayed the defending champs throughout this series.
They just lost to simple math.Kevin Durant agrees with this notion,per ESPN's Royce Young:"They beat us from the three-point line the last two games. We beat them from everywhere else," Durant said. "That was the series."As the Thunder bricked their way to 10-of-50 shooting from long range in Games 6 and 7, the Warriors shot a scorching 38-of-82 to gain an 84-point advantage on three-pointers. It was A Song of Ice and
Fire on a basketball court, with winter coming at the wrong time for Oklahoma City and Golden State's dragons breathing deadly fire when on the verge of extinction.Klay Thompson shot 17-of-29 from three over the last two games after shooting below 30 percent in the first five games,including a playoff-record 11 bombs in Game 6. The surge gave him 30 threes in the series, which beat the old playoff record of 28 but was bested by Curry's 32 by the end of
Game 7.It's not like the Thunder suddenly forgot how to defend after doing such a bang-up job earlier in the series. There were a few breakdowns, sure, but this was a case of Buy MUT Coins Thompson catching fire and consistently hitting shots that few are capable of knocking down. In fact,he shot 7-of-9 on threes with "tight" defensive coverage, which is defined by SportVU as the closest defender being two to four feet away. For more news,please visit the website https://www.mmogo.com/
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