The Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder meet high above the Bay, because apparently Oracle Arena wasn’t good enough for these two teams. Note that the Warrior is that high in the air thanks to some Rocket(s)-powered boots and wielding the Trail Blazers’ axe, acquired from the previous round.
The Thunder’s accompanying lightning is very clearly taking after the Spurs, which is a cruel mockery of the ancient team you just beat, OKC. And a poor Mavericks horse serves as the grounding point on the bridge. That’s rough, Dallas.
In the Eastern Conference, meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers were gifted the power of flight thanks to their victory over the Atlanta Hawks, while their sword is adorned with a Pistons-esque horsehead on the hilt.