25 May 2016

OKC close in on NBA finals

3:58 pm on 25 May 2016

The Oklahoma City Thunder have taken a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA's Western Conference finals after beating the defending champion, Golden State Warriors, 119-94.

Oklahoma City's Steven Adams.

Oklahoma City's Steven Adams. Photo: Photosport

Steven Adams had another solid game for the Thunder, he made 11 points and seven rebounds.

It was another tough day on the court for Adams who played through the pain of a rolled ankle and also took a hit to his already sprained thumb on the first play of the game.

The Thunder point guard, Russell Westbrook, was the standout performer, he made 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

The NBA's reigning MVP Steph Curry had another off night, making just 19.

The Thunder are now just one win away from reaching the NBA finals, where they will face the winner of the Eastern Conference finals, currently being played between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors.

Game five of the best of seven series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Golden State Warriors will be played in Oakland on Friday.