- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 4:05PM
After Steven Adams copped a physical hammering in game three, the only blow today was delivered to Golden State's title hopes.
Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder this afternoon went 3-1 up over the heavily-favoured Warriors in the Western Conference finals, seizing a 118-94 victory to move to within one win of playing for the NBA title.
Eliminating Golden State would be a huge shock, given the Warriors completed a record-setting 73-9 regular season, but it would be no less than the Thunder deserve.
Having blown out the Warriors at home in Monday's game three - embarking on an unstoppable scoring run that was sparked when Adams took a kick to the groin from Golden State forward Draymond Green - the Thunder repeated the feat in game four.
The Warriors had completed their regular season without once suffering back-to-back defeats but that remarkable run rarely looked like continuing as the Thunder led throughout, giving them a chance to close out the series back in Oakland on Friday afternoon (NZT).
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