When the Golden State Warriors roared back to snag Game 6 of the Western Conference finals right out from under the host Oklahoma City Thunder, it was perfectly fair to assume that the defending champs would hold the upper hand in Monday night’s Game 7. The Thunder were on the brink of their first Finals appearance since 2012 until Klay Thompson went total flame emoji, Steph Curry pitched in with a few huge shots, Andre Iguodala transformed into the Matrix and Oklahoma City withered in response. It’s safe to say that momentum is now firmly back with the Warriors, who get to play Game 7 in front of their crowd in their gym.
The NBA may have felt the same way you do. In fact, the league’s official Facebook page lent plenty of credence to that idea by listing some upcoming events that included Games 1 and 2 of the Finals, scheduled for Thursday and Sunday nights, to be played between the Warriors and the Cavs at Oracle Arena in Oakland.