Did OKC choke in the Western Conference finals?

Yes, the Thunder choked away the Western Conference finals via FOX Sports

Yes, the Thunder choked away the Western Conference finals
via FOX Sports

Thunder Didn't Give Away a Trip to the NBA Finals; Golden State Warriors Took It via Bleacher Report

Thunder Didn't Give Away a Trip to the NBA Finals; Golden State Warriors Took It
via Bleacher Report

THE BASICS: OKC was up 3-1 on the Golden State Warriors so did thy choke? Andrew Lynch of Fox Sports is emphatic that they did and he details why in his article. Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report sees it differently. He writes that the main reason OKC lost was not because of what they did or did not do but rather the fact that the Warriors simply rose to the occasion.