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Steph Curry tells the Golden State Warriors fans: "We ain't going home!"

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The Golden State Warriors showed that they are not prepared to go down without a fight in their Western Conference Finals series with the Oklahoma City Thunder after an 111-120 victory at home which reduced the series deficit to 3-2. 

This exhilarating series will now shift back to Oklahoma City where the Warriors must win to avoid elimination from the playoffs.

The Dubs came into game five at the Oracle Arena in a perilous position and needed a big performance from their back-to-back MVP Steph Curry to keep the series alive. 

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After two below-par performances on the road - which led to the Warriors losing consecutive games for the first time this season - Curry didn't disappoint his faithful in Oakland and delivered when his team needed it most.

The point guard did almost everything on the court as he posted 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. 

It still wasn't the Curry who dominated the regular season, as he's clearly not a 100% healthy,  but he still came up big for his troops and contributed huge plays down the stretch on both ends. 

Oklahoma City Thunder v Golden State Warriors - Game Five

The biggest play of the night saw the three-time All-Star strip the ball from Kevin Durant as he drove to the basket and on the ensuing possession glided past the Thunder defence for a lay-up that put the home team up by 10 and effectively sealed the game. 

The play had Dub Nation in raptures and their superstar responded by stopping at half-court to deliver a message to his adoring fans: "We ain't going home! We're not going home!"

Luckily for Curry, the Warriors managed to close the game out despite a late run from OKC, which spared him any potential embarrassment had they gone on to lose the game somehow.

Instead, the 28-year-old managed to see a funny side to it as he apologised for his poor grammar.

Never say die

The Warriors haven't come this far to throw in the towel and give up without leaving it all out on the court. 

In game five, Oklahoma City will have to replicate the impressive performances they produced on their home floor in games three and four to close out the defending champions.

The Bay Area franchise is now playing with a sense of urgency and is more than aware of what a defeat means for them. 

Coming off the back of a historic campaign which saw them finish with the best regular-season record in NBA history of 73-9, anything but a championship will be seen as a failure.

The 1995-96 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls team, who they surpassed to claim the record, went on to confirm their dominance by securing the Larry O'Brien trophy.

Steve Kerr's men know what they have to do if they want to remain in the conversation among the best teams of all-time.

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