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Klay Thompson's Warriors come up short in NBA Finals

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Klay Thompson and the Warriors made history on Sunday, but not the kind they wanted. The Warriors lost to the Cavaliers in Game 7 of the NBA Finals after going up 3-1 in the series. That makes Golden State the first of 33 teams to lead the NBA Finals 3-1 and lose the series.

It also means that for the first time in three years a WSU Cougar is not on the NBA winning team. Aron Baynes won a championship with the Spurs two years ago before Thompson and Golden State won last year. The Larry O'Brien Trophy will have to wait at least a year before it makes another trip to Pullman.

Thompson did not have a great Finals -- at least compared to his stellar postseason -- and struggled some in Game 7. He shot 6-of-17 overall and just 2-of-10 from three-point range on the way to 14 points. He averaged 19.6 points per game in the Finals, his lowest average of any series this season. He finished the playoffs averaging 24.7 PPG on 44.7 percent shooting.



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