CURRY AND RECORD-SETTING WARRIORS HEADED BACK TO NBA FINALS


Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, left, is defended by Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes during the first half of Game 7 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Monday, May 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson carried the 73-win Warriors right back to the NBA Finals, as Golden State rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 96-88 on Monday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals.

Curry scored 36 points with seven 3-pointers to finish with an NBA-record 32 in a seven-game series, while Thompson added 21 points and six 3s, two days after his record 11 3-pointers led a Game 6 comeback that sent the series home to raucous Oracle Arena for one more.

The Warriors became the 10th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit and win a postseason series. They return to the NBA Finals for a rematch with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who lost the 2015 title in six games as Golden State captured its first championship in 40 years.

Game 1 is Thursday night in Oakland.

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