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Klay Thompson made a play-off-record 11 three-pointers and scored 41 points as the Golden State Warriors defeated Oklahoma City 108-101 to force the NBA Western Conference finals to Game 7. Garry Maddox Jersey . Stephen Curry bounced back from a slow start to finish with 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.The Warriors, who set the leagues regular-season record with 73 wins, will host Game 7 on Monday. The winner will play Cleveland in the NBA Finals. Weve got a lot of belief and a lot of heart, and weve given ourselves a chance to win this series, Curry said. Thats all we could ask for. Theres obviously a lot of excitement, but we still have one job to do.Thompson scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to help the Warriors overcome an eight-point deficit.Steph told me before I went out in the fourth, This is your time, Thompson said. You know, put on a show out there and have fun. I took those words to heart, and I just tried to be aggressive.The Warriors were well beaten on their previous visits to Oklahoma City in this series, but dominate from downtown in this one, making 21 of 44 three-pointers while the Thunder was a miserable three of 23.About time we had a stretch in this building where we imposed our will, Curry said. Stephen Curry scored 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists Kevin Durant scored 29 points and Russell Westbrook added 28 for the Thunder. But Durant made just 10 of 31 shots and Westbrook was 10 of 27.Trying to become the 10th team to overcome a 3-1 deficit, the Warriors trailed much of the game and were behind by eight going to the fourth quarter.Thompson kept them in it with four 3-pointers in just over seven minutes to start the period. Curry then hit two threes, the second of which tied the game 99-99 with 2:47 to play.Thompsons three with 1:35 to play put the Warriors up 104-101.The Thunder, who blew a number of fourth-quarter leads during the regular season, fell apart in the final minutes after Golden State had gone ahead.That really wasnt hasnt been us in the last month and a half, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. We got a little stagnant coming down the stretch.Westbrook lost control of the ball, and after Thompson missed a three, Westbrook turned the ball over again. Currys layup with 14.3 seconds to play put the Warriors up by five, the Thunder turned it over again, and the Warriors were in the clear.The Thunder led 23-20 after one quarter, then seized momentum early in the second. Steven Adams powerful one-handed dunk on Draymond Green drew a roar from the crowd and gave Oklahoma City a 37-28 lead. Green, who had hit Adams in the groin area twice during the series, was a constant target for the vocal Thunder fans. Kevin Durant led the scoring for Oklahoma but missed 21 shots Thompson opened the second half with back-to-back three-pointers to give the Warriors a 54-53 edge, but the Thunder closed the quarter strongly and led 83-75 heading into the fourth.The Warriors held the Thunder to 18 points in the fourth quarter to stay alive. They expect another tough battle in Game 7.To be in this situation people were doubting us, Green said. It will be the hardest game of our lives. It will be way harder than this game. Going back home, everybody will think, Oh, its done. It will be way harder. But if we come out and do what we did and stick to the game plan, well be fine.Thompsons amazing three-point shooting in the final minutes stole the show, shocking even backcourt partner Curry, who this year set an NBA record for 3-pointers in a season.It was unbelievable, Curry said. We needed every single one of them.All Klay needs is a sliver of daylight. The shots he made were huge. Im sure theres more in the chamber for game seven. We need that punch.Kerr has learned to live with the long-range heroics of Thompson and Curry.They walk that fine line between lethal and crazy, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. We have to live with that. Also See: Cavaliers advance to NBA finals Curry leads Warriors fight JD Hammer Jersey . Ibrahimovic put PSG ahead when he got in front of his marker to neatly flick in Lucass cross in the 59th minute. New signing Yohan Cabaye came on as a second-half substitute and headed Ezequiel Lavezzis cross against the post in the 87th. Moments later, Lucas set up another goal from the right when fellow countryman Alex turned in his corner with a strikers finish. Bob Boone Jersey . Louis second-period goal increased the New York Rangers lead but Dustin Brown has countered for the Los Angeles Kings who now trail the New York Rangers 2-1 in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden. https://www.cheapphilliesjerseys.us/1727n-larry-andersen-jersey-phillies.html . Felix Pie had an RBI double earlier in the inning, as Baltimore rallied for three runs to overcome a 3-2 deficit. J.J. Hardy had two hits and Matt Wieters chipped in with an RBI double for the Orioles, who pushed their winning streak to three games.GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Michael Brantley was smoothly sidestepping a question about whether he should have won the Gold Glove for going an entire season in the outfield without an error. His boss interrupted him in midsentence. "He should have won the Gold Glove," Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said. Brantleys response matched his "Dr. Smooth" nickname. He kept right on going, talking about everyone except himself. "Its about winning baseball games," Brantley said. His devotion to that answer helped him get a $25 million, four-year contract on Thursday as the Indians opened spring training. A player who was the last piece in the deal for pitcher CC Sabathia in 2008 is now recognized as one of the Indians core players. Brantley batted a team-leading .284 last season, when Cleveland ended a five-year playoff drought. The Indians lost to Tampa Bay 4-0 in the wild-card game. The challenge is to keep getting better. The Indians decided that the 26-year-old can be instrumental that way. He avoided arbitration by agreeing to the deal, which he signed after passing a physical. Brantley gets a $3.5 million signing bonus and salaries of $1.5 million this year, $5 million in 2015, $6.5 million in 2016 and $7.5 million in 2017. Cleveland has an $11.5 million option for 2018 with a $1 million buyout. His 2017 salary would increase by $1 million if hes among the top five in MVP voting in any year from 2014-16 and would go up by $500,000 if he finishes sixth to 10th. The option price would be boosted by $1 million if hes among the top five from 2014-17 and by $500,000 if he finishes sixth to 10th. "He is a complete player," Antonetti said. "He is a tireless worker, a great teammate, a complete professional in every sense of the word. When youre making investments of this magnitude, those are the things you look for. He embodies everything we look for in our players. "His entire focus is on the team. A lot of guys talk about that and will give the surface, Hey, Im a team pplayer. Mitch Williams Jersey. . Michael lives that every day." He proved it last season. Brantley was slotted as the leadoff hitter and centre fielder until the Indians signed Michael Bourn. He agreed to move to left field and floated around in the batting order, hitting everywhere from first through eighth as manager Terry Francona rested regulars. Brantley set career highs with 26 doubles, 10 homers, 73 RBIs and 66 runs. He also stole 17 bases in 21 attempts. And he went the entire season without making an error in his new outfield spot. "Those are the players that you value because regardless of what their personal goals are or their aspirations, theyre able to put the team goals ahead of it," Francona said. "And thats a good example. We all know he wanted to play centre field, and he moved to left. And he probably preferred to stay in one spot in the order, but he moved around. "And he did it willingly." Brantley was part of a four-player package that the Indians got from Milwaukee on July 7, 2008. Originally, it was three players and one to be announced after the season. Brantley heard that he would be the final piece in the deal, which was completed on Oct. 3. Little did the Indians know he would end up being the biggest prize in the package, which included first baseman Matt LaPorta. "In bringing Michael over, we had some sense of those things," Antonetti said. "But Im not sure we could fully appreciate how great of a worker he was, how great of a teammate he was, how driven he was to be successful." Notes: Francona isnt sure where Brantley will bat this season, but said its possible he could move around in the order again. ... The Indians were prepared for an arbitration hearing Friday with RHP Josh Tomlin, who is asking for $975,000. The team has offered $800,000. RHP Justin Masterson also has an arbitration hearing pending. He is seeking $11.8 million, while the club offered $8.05 million. AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum contributed to this report. ' ' '

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