A few things about Golden State's Game 6 victory on Saturday in Oklahoma City.
1) The Warriors' clutch fourth quarter while on the brink of elimination was the epitome of what elite, championship-level teams do. The confidence with which they took — and made — difficult shots was breathtaking.
2) It was flat out one of the best playoff games I have seen in a long time. There are plenty of times when games everyone is looking forward to don't live up to the hype, which makes those instances when they do all the more rewarding and thrilling.
3) Unfortunately, I don't think Monday's Game 7 is going to follow suit. Oklahoma City looked so devastated at the end of Game 6. My guess is Golden State is going to pull away and win the finale in a rout.
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