Phase II of the Miracle Recovery is in the books, written and edited and bonded by Warriors guards Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.
Do the Splash Brothers and their teammates have enough to complete Phase III?
Thompson and Curry combined for 70 points as the Warriors came back for a 108-101 victory over the Thunder in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.
Thompson scored a career-playoff-high 41 points –- including an NBA playoff-record 11 3-pointers -– and Curry poured in 29 as the Warriors overcame a seven-point deficit over the final six minutes to even the series at 3-3 and force a Game 7.
Only nine of 223 teams have overcome a 3-1 series deficit in the playoffs, and the Warriors are trying to become the 10th. They are the 31st team in NBA history to force a Game 7 after being down three games to one.
Thompson and Curry kept the scoreboard hot and the Warriors close until turned it up completely down the stretch.
Thompson’s line: 41 points (14-of-30 from the field, 11-of-18 from 3-point distance) and four rebounds. He played 40 minutes and finished plus-16.
Curry’s line: 29 points (8-21, 6-13), 10 rebounds, nine assists and two steals. He played 41 minutes and finished plus-12.
Trailing 94-87 with 5:48 remaining, the Warriors closed the with a 21-7 run, holding Oklahoma City to one field goal over the final 5:08.
Thompson and Curry accounted for 16 of the 21 points.
Warriors: F Kevon Looney (L hip surgery) was listed as out and, along with F Brandon Rush (healthy) placed on the inactive list.
Thunder: No injuries listed. F Josh Huestis and F Mitch McGary were placed on the inactive list.
Game 7 is set for Monday evening at Oracle Arena. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. PDT.