Zero chance. That's what we all thought, right?
Zero chance the Golden State Warriors would win to Oklahoma City in Game 6 last night, zero chance, with it win or go home, that they would do anything but go home. No way the Thunder wouldn't close it outat home, not after destroying the Warriors in OKC in Games 3 and 4. No way the Warriors could survive, down by seven in the skinny minutes and looking late for their own funeral.
So, of course, it didn't happen.
Klay Thompson went off for 41 points and 11 3-pointers, Steph Curry was Steph Curry (31 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists) and the Warriors reminded everyone that, ahem, they did win those 73 games. It wasn't just a happy Bay Area dream. Final score: 108-101. Next up: A Game 7 back home in the Oracle.
Which proves what again, children?
That's why they play the games. Very good.
And that's why we shouldn't assume the Warriors will close it out in Game 7 anymore than we shouldn't have assumed OKC would close it out in Game 6. Assumptions, in case you haven't figured it out by now, are death in sports.
And -- in case you haven't figured this out yet -- that's what makes them great.