The Golden State Warriors have done the improbable all season and they're on the cusp of doing so again after a 108-101 win tonight in Game 6 of the 2016 Western Conference Finals against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
And really, given that the game was in Oklahoma City, maybe their comeback victory on the road was improbable enough for you.
The Warriors needed a 41-point game from All-NBA selection Klay Thompson, including a postseason record 11 3-point shots, to help them stay close to the Thunder in order to pull it out in the fourth quarter. 2016 NBA MVP Stephen Curry came through for the Warriors as well, nearly recording a triple-double with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists in a game when triple-double machine Draymond Green was still struggling to make a consistent impact.
However, it was 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala who might have made the most impressive impact down the stretch.
Down by five at halftime, Warriors coach Steve Kerr replaced Harrison Barnes in the starting lineup with Andre Iguodala to begin the third quarter. With the Warriors bigs remaining ineffective on both ends of the court -- neither able to own the paint on defense or come up with consistent scoring opportunities on offense -- the Warriors still found themselves down eight points at the beginning of the fourth.
However in the final period, Iguodala came up big on the defensive end while guarding Kevin Durant and nabbing some big steals. With the Thunder looking to Durant and Russell Westbrook to do everything for them, the Warriors were able to take advantage of missed shots and worn down legs to win the game. The Warriors finished the game on a 21-7 run that sealed the win.
But as amazing as this game was, there's still work to be done.
With the win, the Warriors will host the Thunder at Oracle Arena for a decisive Game 7. That they could pull this off is not unbelievable given the season they're having, but it would be yet another impressive feat to add to their list of accomplishments.