Warriors force game seven

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May 30, 2016
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (right) shoots as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (left) defends during the second half in Game six of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City, on Saturday. (AP Photo)

OKLAHOMA CITY, AP:

Golden State's Klay Thompson made a playoff-record 11 3-pointers and scored 41 points as the Warriors took out a must-win game at Oklahoma City on Saturday 108-101, sending the NBA Western Conference finals to Game seven.

Stephen Curry bounced back from a slow start to finish with 29 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

The Warriors, who set the league's regular-season record with 73 wins, will host Game seven tonight. The winner will play Cleveland in the NBA Finals.

"We've got a lot of belief and a lot of heart, and we've given ourselves a chance to win this series," Curry said.

"That's all we could ask for. There's 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.

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 3-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.

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.

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