NBA Rumors: Warriors-Thunder Game 6 Elicited Massive Twitter Response
MVP repeater Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led a stunning Game 6 108-101 victory for the Golden State Warriors over Oklahoma City Thunder in the race for the Western Conference finals. The game tied the series 3-3 which also elicited massive Twitter response. Game 6 has now become an instant classic tale of resurgence as the Warriors forced a tie-breaking Game 7 on Monday night.
The entire series has been closely watched as a heavyweight battle for Western Conference supremacy between an underdog and a team itching for a championship repeat. Golden State Warriors also made its way through the powerhouse ladder when it nabbed the NBA title last year as an underdog against a LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers. The Curry-led Warriors won its first title in more than four decades.
In the series, the Warriors was on the brink of elimination after a sluggish performance in the earlier games. But a stunning Warriors comeback win got the entire basketball world into ecstatic frenzy as people took to Twitter to weigh in their thoughts on what can be easily considered as one of the most exciting games in the playoffs. The following are some of the quoted Twitter responses as per CBS Sports.
"Steph Curry (31pts) & Klay Thompson (41pts) played like superstars tonight in the win against OKC," - Magic Johnson
"Game 7 will be one for the ages," - Damian Lillard
"Wow. Great game. Klay was incredible," - Dirk Nowitzki
"Unbelievable," - Myles Turner
"Sometimes Klay doesn't get the credit he deserves... KT is a major," - Greivis Vasquez
"Instant classic," - John Henson
The title defenders was 8 points behind OKC as they entered the 4th quarter. However, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry unleased a furious stream of three-point shots down the stretch which ultimately silenced the crowd in the Chesapeake Energy Arena as the Warriors took the momentum away from the Thunder. Curry was able to rain down 31 points (9-of-22 shooting, 6-of-13 from three) with 10 rebounds and nine assists but his hardcourt heroics was only made possible by Thompson's great performance with a series of three-pointers- his finest postseason basketball performance so far- as per Bleacher Report.
Meanwhile, TNT stated that the coverage of Golden State's Game 6 win over OKC also elicited a season-high 7.9 household overnight rating, making it the highest-rated playoff game in the 2015-16 season, San Jose Mercury News reported.