The last time there was a Game 7 in the Western Conference Finals, it was 2002 and Kobe and Shaq’s Lakers were lining up against Chris Webber and his Kings. Fast forward to 2016, and NBA fans have witnessed one of the greatest series ever. This was a franchise changing series for both teams, and it had everything from superstar performances to controversy and dramas, not to mention some of the best basketball we have seen all season.

In the end, it was the defending champions who prevailed, pushing past OKC on the backs of huge performances from Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.

But are we really surprised that the series went seven games after the Thunder jumped out to a 3-1 lead? After all, this Golden State team did achieve something that no-one ever believed was possible this season — breaking the Chicago Bulls long standing record of 72 wins in a season. They weren’t going to just roll over and be sent home that easily. Guys like Curry and Thompson thrive in these situations.

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