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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Golden State Warriors Western Conference Finals Simulation

Golden State Warriors vs Oklahoma City Thunder Western Conference Finals

Game 1

Thunder 119 - Warriors 103

If we learned anything from the opening quarter in this series, it's that there will be a TON of points scored between the Thunder and Warriors. The Thunder led after the first 43-40. Combined the two teams hit 10 3-pointers and shot a combined 29-43 from the field.

The two teams calmed down a bit in the second half as the Thunder led at halftime 68-66. Kevin Durant at the break nearly had a triple double with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. He was the main ball handler for the majority of the first half for OKC as Russell Westbrook was limited to just nine minutes as he had three fouls. Serge Ibaka had 16 points at half and Steven Adams added 10 of his own.

Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 35 at half, as they're a combined 5-9 from downtown and 16-18 from the foul line.

In the third quarter the defense stepped up for both teams, as the Warriors outscored the Thunder 20-19, to cut the deficit to a single point heading into the fourth quarter. Draymond Green entered the fourth quarter with five fouls.

OKC dominated the fourth quarter and took an early 1-0 lead in this Western Conference Finals. The Thunder outscored the Warriors 32-17 in the fourth, and went on to win 119-103.

Kevin Durant played 46 minutes, scoring 34 points with 20 rebounds and 14 assists to complete the triple double. He also added 3 blocks.

Westbrook who was limited to just 30 minutes still finished with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Serge Ibaka added 7 blocks and 3 steals to his 17 points.

Despite 31 points a piece from Steph and Klay, the Warriors still find themselves down 1-0 in the series. Draymond Green who fouled out was the only other Warrior to score in double figures.

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Game 2

Thunder 116 - Warriors 106

The Thunder continue to prove that playing on the road does not phase them. After one quarter the Thunder jump out to a quick 10 point lead, 30-20. Durant and Westbrook each had 8 points in the quarter, while Steph Curry was held scoreless and the Warriors were just 1-9 from downtown.

Curry came alive in the second quarter and scored 10 points and led the Warriors in scoring at the break. The Thunder got some nice production from Dion Waiters off the bench as he scored 9 points of his own, and is a big reason the Thunder led 50-44 at halftime.

OKC increased their lead to 14 points as they head to the fourth quarter leading the Warriors 81-67. For the second time in three quarters, Steph Curry found himself scoreless and is just 4-11 from the field. Harrison Barnes is the only Warrior with any offensive rhythm as he has 16 points and has knocked down a team high four triples.

Curry found his offense again in the fourth, scoring 15 points but it was a little too late and the Warriors suffered a 116-106 loss and more importantly found themselves down 2-0 in the series.

If the Warriors want to get back in the series, they'll need to be more efficient from downtown as they were just 13-35 in game two.

Durant and Westbrook combined for 50 points, and for a second straight game Durant had himself a triple double (28 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists, 4 blocks). Westbrook didn't miss a triple double by much either as he finished with 22 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists and 8 steals.

Dion Waiters (17 points), Serge Ibaka (16 points, 10 rebounds), Andre Roberson (11 points), and Steven Adams (10 points, 10 rebounds) all finished in double figures for OKC.

Curry had a team high 25 points including five triples, and Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes each scored 20 points.

Draymond Green finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists.

Game 3

Warriors 111 - Thunder 110

For the first time in the series, the Warriors went into the locker room at halftime with a lead, 60-57. It helped that the team shot 58% from the field and forced 10 turnovers. Andrew Bogut was a pleasant surprise offensively as he finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds at half. Klay Thompson led all Warriors with 18 points.

For the Thunder, Durant kept them in the game with his game high 19 points. Steven Adams contributed 11 of his own. Russell Westbrook had just 5 points at half as he shot 1-7 from the field.

Golden State went into the fourth quarter with a one point lead, and the two teams traded baskets and leads for the majority of the quarter.

Up one with 11.8 seconds left in the game Andre Iguodala hit a corner three to put the Warriors up 4. Dion Waiters hit a three of his own at the top of the key to cut it back down to one point. After a pair of Steph Curry free throws with 4.3 seconds, Westbrook hit a potential game tying three pointer, and Enes Kanter tipped the ball in at the buzzer as the Thunder fall at home 111-110.

Klay Thompson finished with 27 points on 9-18 shooting. Steph Curry was right behind him with 23 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals. Harrison Barnes had another 20 points game and Andrew Bogut finished with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 2 blocks.

Durant had a game high 31 points. Steven Adams had 21 points and Serge Ibaka had 19 points.

Russell Westbrook finished the game with a triple double (11 points, 13 rebounds, 13 assists) but could not get going offensively.

Game 4

Warriors 113 - 109

OKC had no answer on defense to stop the Warriors in the first quarter as Golden State shot 68% from the field and knocked down five threes. Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala combined for 20 points and 8-10 shooting. Russell Westbrook's 12 points helped keep this from being an early blowout as the Warriors led 36-25 at the end of the first.

No surprise that Steph Curry and Thompson helped lead the Warriors to a 50-46 halftime lead as the splash bros each had 12 points and a pair of threes. Draymond Green only scored 5 points, but also added 8 rebounds and 6 assists.

Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook continue to do all the scoring for OKC as they combined for 28 of the teams 46 points and took 19 of the teams 45 first half shots. No other Thunder player had more than 4 points at the break.

OKC used a big third quarter from Westbrook Durant and Serge Ibaka to take a 78-73 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Ibaka who struggled in the first half scored 12 points in the third quarter. Westbrook had a triple double after three quarters and Durant led the team with 22 points.

In the fourth quarter the Warriors got hot from behind the arch as they hit 7 of their 13 attempts from downtown and finished 17-35 for the night. The hot shooting led them to a 40 points quarter and a game 4 victory 113-109.

Curry had a team high 26 points to go along with 6 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals. Thompson and Iguodala each scored 18 points and Draymond Green finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists.

Leandro Barbosa scored 10 points off the bench.

The Thunder got a combined 77 points from Durant, Westbrook and Ibaka but at the end of the night, they did not get enough of an effort from guys like Steven Adams, Enes Kanter, and Dion Waiters.

Westbrook did finish with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 15 assists.

Game 5

Thunder 114 - Warriors 107

Despite Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scoring 14 of the Thunder's 36 first quarter points, OKC got nice production from the rest of the team, something that was missing the past two games. This helped the Thunder take a 36-31 lead at the end of the first.

Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green combined for 21 points in the first.

OKC used another big second quarter to jump out to a 69-54 halftime lead. Surprisingly only Westbrook (14 points) was in double figures for the Thunder. Another example of the team getting production from their role players.

Klay Thompson led the Warriors with 10 points at half, and Steph Curry hit just 2 of 7 shots.

In the third quarter neither team shot well and the Warriors outscored the Thunder 87-74 cutting the Thunder lead to 13 heading into the fourth quarter. Curry's struggles continued as he was now just 2-9 through 3 quarters.

Serge Ibaka scored 11 of the Thunders 18 points in the third.

Golden State had their best offensive quarter of the game but they simply ran out of time. Curry finished with a team high 19 points, but Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Andrew Bogut all finished in double figures, while Shaun Livingston dished out 11 assists off the bench.

Serge Ibaka had a game high 28 points while Durant finished with 24 and Westbrook had himself another triple double (20 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists). Randy Foye had his best game of the series with 13 points and 5 assists off the bench.

Game 6

Warriors 117 - 108

With the series in reach, the Thunder came out smoking hot in the first quarter, scoring 36 points and taking a comfortable 12 point lead. Kevin Durant was a perfect 4-4 from the field including two three pointers and scored 10 first quarter points. Serge Ibaka added 7 points and Randy Foye came in and knocked down a pair of threes, getting big first quarter minutes with Russell Westbrook in foul trouble.

Curry scored a quick 8 points on 3-6 shooting in the first.

At halftime the Thunder led 64-55, with both teams shooting 52% from the field. The big difference was the free throw shooting. OKC was 14-18 from the line and Golden State was just 4-6.

The first half was basically the Kevin Durant vs Stephen Curry show. They were the only two players in the game with double figures.

Durant had 25 points on 9-13 shooting and 4-4 from the foul line. Curry was 7-12 from the field with 17 points and two three pointers.

Smelling elimination as they sat in the locker room at halftime, the Warriors came out and played some serious defense in the third quarter, holding OKC to just 12 points and jumped back into this game. The Thunder led 76-75 heading to the fourth quarter.

Golden State continued their second half dominance with a 42 point fourth quarter, which resulted in a monster comeback and a 117-108 victory which will force a game 7!

The MVP Steph Curry had his best game of the series as he scored 31 points and added 9 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals. Klay Thompson went 10-21 from the field and scored 28 points. Draymond Green was a beast on the boards as he grabbed 18 rebounds to go along with his 18 points. Shaun Livingston scored 10 points off the bench.

Durant finished with a game high 33 points, despite being held to just 8 second half points. Dion Waiters scored 17 points off the bench and Westbrook had a quiet 15 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. Enes Kanter had 8 points and 13 rebounds off the bench.

Game 7

Thunder 100 - Warriors 94

In a game 7 do or die game, winning each quarter is very critical. The Thunder struck blood first, winning the first quarter 29-23. Kevin Durant had a big quarter with 7 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists, although he shot just 3-9 from the field. Enes Kanter had 4 points and 4 rebounds in just 6 minutes and Russell Westbrook had 4 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists.

Steph Curry got hot making 3 of his first 4 shots but picked up two fouls and he was limited to just 7 minutes in the first. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson each added 5 points a piece but Thompson shot just 2-7.

The second quarter looked to be a blowout as the Thunder went on a 12-2 run to start the quarter, but Golden State finished the quarter on a 21-9 run and went into halftime trailing the Thunder 50-46.

Serge Ibaka and Dion Waiters combined for 20 first half points, as Durant and Westbrook combined for 12 points on 5-20 shooting.

It's the big 3 for Golden State doing all the scoring as Thompson, Green and Curry combined for 33 of the teams 46 first half points. Curry did head into the second half with 3 fouls though.

If the Thunder wanted any chance at winning this game 7 they knew they would need Durant or Westbrook to wake up. Luckily Durant was up for the task in the third quarter as he scored 13 points. Westbrook really struggled up until this point shooting just 2-13 from the field. However the Thunder head into the fourth quarter with a 73-64 lead.

In the fourth quarter the Warriors just could not make enough stops. They missed 8 shots from downtown which led to some easy fast break points for the Thunder. OKC was able to finish off the Warriors 100-94 and will represent the Western Conference in the NBA Finals.

Durant had a game high 31 points with 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Steven Adams and Serge Ibaka each scored 15 and Russell Westbrook despite just shooting 4-18 finished with yet another triple double - 11 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.

Steph Curry led the way for the Warriors with 27 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Klay Thompson scored 24 points with 8 rebounds and Draymond Green scored 18 points to go along with 12 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks.