- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 8:10PM
A composed Steven Adams has helped Oklahoma City Thunder snatch game one of their NBA Western Conference final against the Golden State Warriors.
The Thunder have won 108-102 in Oakland.
Having struggled from the line earlier in the game, Adams made two clutch free throws to put the Thunder up three in the final minute of the match.
The Kiwi centre finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.
Adams said the win can be put down to their aggressiveness.
"Whatever the outcome is is determined by how hard we come out and I felt we came out and asserted our aggressiveness and yeah, came out on top, mate."
Steven Adams said they did well to limit Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
"Obviously the first half they were making shots but we can't get discouraged by that. If we stick to the game plan that'll put us in the best position possible to win the game. Their guards mate, quick little monkeys those guys.
"We made quite a few strides in our defence and how to guard these guys and that's all that really matters, man, just making sure their points are as low as possible."
Game two in Oakland is on Thursday