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Stephen Curry: Warriors have to bring best, let atmosphere 'take over'

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This is Game 7: Where history is made (2:15)

Game 7s don't happen very often, but when they do, it's something special. Win or go home. There is no tomorrow. Three-time champion Bruce Bowen tells us just what is going on in a players' head before, during, and after the game. (2:15)

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Curry isn't assuming victory in Game 7 just because the Golden State Warriors are back at Oracle Arena, where his team is 47-3 this season.

A victory on Monday would complete the Warriors' comeback from a 3-1 series deficit against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"It doesn't matter what other people think. I'm sure they didn't think we'd get here," Curry said Monday morning at the team's practice facility.

The Warriors only lost twice at home during the regular season and once this postseason -- most recently in Game 1 of this series.

"Just because we're showing up at Oracle tonight doesn't mean we're guaranteed a win. We have to play with that same kind of force and allow the whole kind of atmosphere to take over," Curry said of the Warriors' home-court advantage.

Only nine other teams in NBA history have successfully come back from a 3-1 deficit. The most recent team to do so was last year's Houston Rockets, when they came back to best the Los Angeles Clippers.

After the Warriors came back from down 7 points with 5:48 left in Game 6 to win 108-101 in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Golden State All-Star forward Draymond Green shouted: "Let's do what they said we can't do!"

"You can smile and enjoy what we accomplished, but we're not celebrating anything grand beyond that," Curry said of the season-extending road victory.

Curry is looking forward to the possibility of clinching a Finals trip this way, even if things didn't exactly go as planned.

"It didn't pan out how we wanted it going into this series," he said. "We're taking a different journey but at the end of the day we have 48 minutes to claw ourselves out of the grave and advance. What more could ask for? It's going to be a fun night."