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Warriors beat Thunder to trail 3-2

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 27/05/2016

Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder will have to go to game six in the Western Conference finals after the Golden State Warriors kept their NBA title defence alive with a 120-111 victory in Oakland.

The result means OKC's lead in the best-of-seven series has been cut to 3-2, but they will have home court advantage on Sunday when they get another chance to seal a spot in the NBA finals.

After being called for a couple of early personal fouls, Adams finished with 10 rebounds and eight points.

Teammate Kevin Durant top-scored with 40 points, while Russell Westbrook contributed 31 points.

But the Warriors were able to bounce back from two heavy defeats on the road to lead for most of the contest apart from a brief period in the third quarter.

League MVP Stephen Curry got 31 points and fellow guard Klay Thompson 27, while Australian centre Andrew Bogut, who had been under pressure going into the game, ended with a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds.

The series winners will face either the Cleveland Cavaliers or the Toronto Raptors, with the Cavaliers leading the Eastern Conference finals 3-2.

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