Time for Golden State to Step It Up

It is Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, and Golden State really needs to step it up. They’re currently down 3-1 in the series (again, seriously? I have so many things to say about that, but another day).
Fortunately, so far they’ve been doing just that. With 3:00 left in the quarter, they’re up 12-21 and they look pretty great. They haven’t necessarily been making those shots from downtown, but they’ve been getting those neat little layups, they’re getting rebounds, they’re getting fouled, and they’re moving the ball the same way they do when they win games.
Check back for updates during the game. (Game on TNT)
1:34 left in first quarter – Thompson fouled, only makes one shot. Warriors lead, 15-23
1:17 left – foul called on Thompson, Durant makes both shots. Warriors lead, 17-23
End of first quarter: Warriors lead by 4, 21-25
Second Quarter
Speights enters, Warriors up 24-28
<em>Side note: It seems as if Craig Sager has lost some sort of bet.</em>
10:30 – foul, 27-30
9:45 – Mo Buckets gets a rebound, layup, gets fouled and makes free throw shot. Warriors lead 29-33
9:40 – Turnover, Golden State ball
9:03 – Golden State timeout after Morrow hits three-point shot off the bench. Warriors lead 32-33
Right off timeout – Mo Speights hits a 3-pt shot, 32-36
8:19 – Charge called on Mo Speights, OKC ball
8:10 – Adams gets dunk, 34-36
7:32 – Bogut with the dunk, 34-38
7:19 – Adams gets fouled, misses free throw. Warriors by 2.
6:55 – Thompson with amazing mid-range jumper, GSW up by 4
6:35 – Westbrook with a 3, 39-40
5:58 – Steph Curry with a deep 3, Golden State by 6
Steph Curry currently on an amazing run as timeout is called. He has scored the last seven for the Warriors.
4:16 – Bogut with a neat layup with no time on shot clock, GS up 45-49
3:17 – Steal by Iguodala, followed by Draymond Green layup, 45-53
2:55 – Foul called on Westbrook
2:55 – Timeout is called
Steve Kerr: “Keep making them work”
1:33 – Westbrook fouled by Bogut, makes first shot. 20-sec timeout called.
1:33 – Westbrook makes second free throw.
1:27 – Thompson 3pt shot
End of Half: Warriors up by 8, 50-58
Fun facts: 66 teams have forced a Game 6 (after being down 3-1), 34 have forced a Game 7, and 9 have won a Game 7
Home teams are 100-24 in Game 7
Steve Kerr at halftime: “Make them work”
3rd quarter:
11:10 – Technical foul called on Draymond Green, Durant takes the shot. Green obviously disagrees with it, still arguing with ref. Durant makes technical and all three shots following, GS leads 57-60
10:54 – Ball goes out of bounds, OKC ball
10:40 – Durant misses shot from 3
10:25 – Westbrook gets mid range jumper, timeout is called. 9-2 run OKC.
10:01 – Curry for 3, has 14 points
8:03 – Thompson scores, 61-65
7:49 – Westbrook misses from 3
7:43 – Foul is called, OKC ball
7:06 – Westbrook loses ball, GS ball, nothing comes from it. 63-65
6:39 – Durant scores, tied 65-65
6:21 – Curry with a behind the back layup, 65-67
6:03 – Westbrook makes 3, first OKC lead of the night, 68-67
5:52 – Thompson fouled, makes both shots, 68-69
5:23 – Westbrook loses the ball, grabbed by Bogut, launched to Green who gets a layup. Warriors up by 3, fouled, makes the shot. 68-72
4:36 – Adams scores, 70-72
3:57 – Steal by Curry, Thompson misses the shot but Green gets the rebound and scores. 70-74, timeout is called.
2:42 – Turnover as Livingston loses the ball. OKC ball. GS’s 11th turnover.
2:11 – Iguadala scores after a small scuffle and loose ball. 72-76
1:48 – Green with the steal, makes a Steph Curry shot from the logo that doesn’t count
1:36 – Steph Curry makes a Steph Curry 3, 72-79
1:36 – Russell Westbrook on the bench
1:16 – Durant with a long 3, 75-79
1:05 – Ezeli is fouled, makes both shots despite not being a good free throw shooter. 75-81
0:50 – OKC loses the ball, Livingston misses the shot but Draymond gets the rebound
0:07 – Durant steals, gets a dunk, 77-81
0:03.7 – Charge called, third quarter ends.
End of Third Quarter: Warriors lead, 77-81
Steph Curry passes Wilt Chamberlain for second on Warriors all-time scoring.
<strong>Hockey update: Penguins 2, Lightning 1 final. Penguins will face the Sharks in the Stanley Cup finals</strong>
Fourth Quarter:
11:02 – Iguodala gets a 3 after a steal (assist by Barnes). Timeout is called.
10:24 – Dubs only have one starter on the floor, have an 8-0 run. 77-89
9:39 – Livingston hits a 2, 79-91. Dubs up by 12
9:06 – Westbrook to the rim, Warriors call time. 81-91
7:40 – Westbrook to the line, Warriors lead 85-96
7:14 – Bogut with a tremendous layup, 85-98
6:55 – Ibaka for 3, 88-98
6:32 – Warriors up by 13 with a 3
5:41 – Curry to the line, makes both shots. 90-103
5:23 – Ibaka makes another 3, OKC down 10.
Timeout is called.
4:34 – Durant scores, 98-103
4:09 – Curry scores, gets fouled. 98-106
3:57 – Foul called, Durant to the line. 100-106
3:51 – Bogut fouled, goes to the line; splits the free throws. 100-107
2:59 – Save by Curry, GS ball
2:28 – Westbrook draws the foul, misses the first one, makes the second. 101-107
2:05 – Controversial foul call with 1.2 on the shot clock, Kerr arguing that it’s a shooting foul.
2:04 – 24 second violation, OKC ball.
1:36 – Roberson has fouled out after fouling Curry, Curry to the line, makes both shots. Dubs up by 8
1:20 – OKC loses ball, Curry steals it, makes behind the back layup. 101-111 and the crowd is electric.
1:20 Timeout is called
1:02 – Steph shoots the T (on OKC coach Donovan). 103-112
0:55.7 – Thompson to the line, 103-114
0:50.0 – Durant fouled by Barnes behind 3pt line, Durant makes all 3. 106-114
0:40.7 – Turnover by Curry, Westbrook fouled and makes the shot, misses the shot, gets the rebound, missed 3 pt, foul called on Adams. 108-114 Curry to the line.
0:33.5 – Curry makes both shots, 108-116
0:15.4 – Foul on OKC, Green takes the shots, makes both. 108-118. Timeout is called.
0:11.5 – Thompson fouled, goes to the line, makes both shots. 111-120

Game is over! Golden State claws it’s way back to force a Game 6! Series is now at 3-2. See you next time!

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