NBA Western Conference Finals – Thunder vs WarriorsPublished May 16, 2016 by Sol FH
The Warriors and back-to-back NBA MVP Steph Curry host the Thunder tonight in Oakland at 2:00 GMT.
The Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma Thunder have made it through the NBA Conference Finals, the last series before the NBA Championship Finals. Both teams shocked the world, as the Warriors were able to win of crucial games without their MVP Steph Curry, while the Thunder beat the second-best team in the NBA regular season and ousted the San Antonio Spurs to make it here. This will undoubtedly be one of the great series' of recent history, as they both want to make the Finals more than anything.
For the Warriors, making it to the Conference Finals is just another stepping stone in their record-breaking season. They beat the Bulls' all-time regular season wins record, Curry was the first ever player to win the MVP award unanimously, and he also broke the record for most points in a fourth quarter playoff game with 17 last week. It seems like this is definitely the Warriors' year, but the Thunder cannot be overlooked.
The Thunder were one of the only teams to really test the Warriors in the regular season. It took a last second buzzer-beater from half court in overtime by Steph Curry to beat the Thunder back in February, but it was a very close game. The Thunder lost all three of their regular season games against the Warriors and it is no secret that Golden State are huge favorites to win this series.
The Thunder are an explosive team led by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. They took down San Antonio 4-2 and they look like a team that has found its rhythm. No doubt about it, this will be a great series even if it does end in a sweep by the Warriors.
Bet on the Conference Finals with bet365 Sports
Bet365 Sports is the leading online sportsbook, offering competitive NBA playoff odds for punters around the world. The Warriors are favorites to win outright at 1.28, while the Thunder need to come back at 3.75. There is a total of 16 betting markets to choose from, as well as live in play bets that will be offered throughout the four quarters of action.