The Oklahoma City Thunder will walk into Game 7 at Oracle Arena with all of the pressure on their backs.

Before Thursday night, the Thunder looked well on their way to the 2016 NBA Finals. They held a 3-1 lead over the Golden State Warriors and would have three more opportunities to put away the 73-win squad.

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Fast forward three days later and all of the momentum is in Golden State's favor. The Warriors outplayed the Thunder in Game 5 and despite trailing for almost the entire night, they were able to pull out a victory in Game 6 at Chesapeake Arena.

Kevin Durant, who struggled on Saturday night as he converted on just 10-of-31 of his shots, commented on his team's mindset as they prepare for Game 7.

Via Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman:

“If we walk in here like it's a funeral, then we already lost,” Durant said of Sunday's practice. “Nobody walked in like that.”

Oklahoma City held a 13-point lead at one point, and even led by eight points late in the fourth quarter of Game 6. As has been the case all season, the Warriors managed to come alive late in the game behind Klay Thompson's 41 points and Stephen Curry's hot shooting.

If the Thunder hope to overcome their own demons, they will have to find a way to defeat the Warriors in Game 7. If they are unable to do so, it will simply mark yet another season in which they came up short of accomplishing their ultimate goal—winning a championship.

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