OAKLAND, Calif. (AP and KTVU staff) - On the brink of elimination, the Golden State Warriors overcame a huge first-half deficit on Saturday evening to defeat the Houston Rockets in Oakland and force Game 7 bak in Houston on Memorial Day.
The Warriors swamped the Rockets 115-86. By all accounts, Klay Thompson was on fire, scoring 35 points.
After the game, Thompson said, "We weren't ready to go home. We worked too hard this season."
The teams will travel back to Houston where the Western Conference championship will be decided on Monday. The fact that they almost didn't make it to this point are still perplexing to coach Steve Kerr.
"I have no clue why our team is like this," Kerr said after the game. "It's kind of what we do."
They might be able to do it all the way to a fourth straight NBA Finals.
Aside from Thompson's amazing night, Stephen Curry added 29 points and five 3s on a night that the Rockets' James Harden dazzled for long stretches with 32 points, nine assists and seven rebounds while backcourt mate Chris Paul sat out sidelined by a strained right hamstring.
Jane McCauley from the Associated Press contributed to this report.