After a regular season which saw the Warriors win a record-breaking 73 games, the Thunder pushed them to the brink and defeated them three times.
The main reason for Oklahoma City's near upset of the vaunted Warriors was due to the superb play of Kevin Durant. The 2013-14 MVP reminded people of why he'll be the most coveted free agent on the market this summer. During the seven-game series, Durant averaged 30 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.
However, Stephen Curry also reminded fans of why he's the best player in the game. The two-time MVP averaged 27.9 points, 6.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game during the series.
Following the conclusion of Game 7, two of the league's best players embraced one another near half court. Curry told reporters what he had said to Durant following the game:
“This is what it's all about,” Curry told reporters of what he said to Durant. “This is what we play for. Those battles, those moments people will remember for a long time.”
Considering the record-breaking ratings this series received, there is no doubt the 2016 Western Conference Finals will be a series that is remembered for a long time.
You can check out a video of Curry and Durant's exchange in the video below:
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