Warriors star Klay Thompson’s ‘insane’ Game 6 vs. Thunder gets Steven Adams treatment
New Orleans Pelicans big man Steven Adams took a trip down memory lane with JJ Redick by reminiscing about some of the memorable moments he had during his days with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Adams remembered the Thunder’s Western Conference Finals encounter with the Golden State Warriors back in 2016 like it was yesterday.
A particular instance that stood out for Adams was Klay Thompson’s explosion in Game 6 of the series. With the Warriors’ championship hopes on the line, Thompson stepped up and notched a playoff career-high 41 points on 11-of-18 shots from beyond the arc to help bring his team back on track.
“That was crazy. That was just nuts bro, that was insane. Andre Roberson bro, the brother was just like legit fouling him, and he was just cashing out everything – just couldn’t miss bro, it was just amazing,” Adams said.
With Thompson’s massive scoring production, the Warriors were able to overcome a 13-point hole and steal a 108-101 victory on the road. Golden State continued to step on the pedal and emerged victorious in Game 7 of the series at Oracle Arena to secure a seat in the 2016 NBA Finals.
Despite the win over the Thunder, the 73-9 Warriors still landed on the wrong side of history. They eventually lost a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving leading the Cavs to their first championship in franchise history.
The New Zealand native concluded his seven-year tenure in Oklahoma City with a total of six playoff appearances. He was eventually traded to the Pelicans during the offseason as part of the Thunder’s rebuilding efforts.
After having multiple failed postseason runs, Steven Adams would definitely want to get those crucial games back if only he had the chance to do so. Nonetheless, he is looking to achieve more success with his new team moving forward.