The future is bright for this squad.
I was listening to the local radio earlier this week and they talked about the difference between the We Believe run the Warriors had in 2007 compared to the Warriors playoff team this year. There were numerous differences between the two teams, such as the offensive playbook, the personalities of the players and other variables.
But one topic stood out to me more than any other: this year’s Warriors team had staying power.
Looking back at this Warriors team after their second round exit, I don’t feel the same way as I did back in 2007 when that team was eliminated. That team, despite being fun to watch, were filled with a bunch of players that were good but obviously were never going to be part of a long-term solution. This year’s team is the exact opposite. This year’s team is just the foundation of something special.
After the Game 1 loss, I thought the Warriors lost all the momentum. But I knew if they won Game 2, the momentum would be on their side.
That’s exactly what happened. Game 2 was won and the Warriors were back in the driver’s seat.
Then the Spurs won Game 3 and it looked like they were in control. The Warriors had to win Game 4 to stay alive and that must-win scenario came the Warriors won.
Now we don’t know who’s in control. Maybe the pressure is back on the Spurs to win. Or it’s on the Warriors to steal that one game right now. Who knows?
Momentum is a crazy thing. This series is giving us some good basketball. What fun!
After at first making it past the first round, the Warriors got some attention for the wrong reasons against the Spurs. Blowing that lead made them look weak.
But people started to notice Stephen Curry. Klay Thompson’s Game 2 performance got people noticing even more.
Now we have what we see above. They’re worthy of discussion. This team is worthy of discussion for sure. They can make a big splash and tonight is going to be rocking in Oakland.
Shame on Basketball Talk.
More than half the league teams are not in the playoffs, so the amount of players names to cover are significantly decreased. And oh, Klay Thompson was the star of the game. No excuse not to spell his name right.
(Ironically, the writer’s name is spelled with a “K” and sometimes can also be spelled with a “C”. Ironic, yeah?)
Secondly, read the article and look at the last line. Somehow, someway, Thompson had 29 points in the first half (correct) and ended the night with 24 total points (apparently you can lose points).
Seriously, it just appears that they don’t care enough to get his name or stats right.
Is Ron Artest the writer here?
Stephen Curry gave all he got but tired out at the end.
Crazy game. Crazy ending.
As a basketball fan, it was fun to watch. As a Warriors fan, it stings. But hey, it’s not that bad.
One of the things that I like to do before big games is really put things in perspective. And for the Warriors, their goal was to return back home with the series tied 1-1. That still is in play. Despite the tough loss in Game 1, they can still accomplish their goal and be on the right track.
Sure, they could have won tonight and all the what ifs could be erased. But for this kind of a team, maybe this loss isn’t as bad as it may seem.
(Video contains profanity. NSFW.)
What a crazy game. The Warriors looked flat. Then they exploded. Then they looked flat again and barely survived.
But they did. They’re on to the next round against the Spurs. This series reminded us of how much of this team runs on emotion and trust in each other. It also showed that Stephen Curry is a star shining so bright right now.
Andrew Bogut played his best game as a Warrior and the hope of a healthy David Lee is also inspiring. Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green and Festus Ezeli showed veteran poise despite being rookies.
This kind of excitement got Reggie Miller to express it with some profanity. But it’s OK. The Warriors are moving on and I cannot be more excited!
I don’t want to go into a long-winded post, but I just want to say that I am so happy I was able to make it back up to the Bay to catch last night’s game.
The crowd was great. Not as great as We Believe, but still the best crowd in the NBA. The place was electric from beginning to end and what Steph Curry did in the third quarter was legen… wait for it… dary! I was just amazed at the show he put on.
The Warriors are in great position to finish this off Tuesday. I hope they do so they get some rest before facing a tough Spurs team.
I shot that video the last time the Warriors made the playoffs. It was the best crowd I have been around and I did not stop cheering. It was an amazing atmosphere.
The Warriors are back in the playoffs and I will be back at Oracle Arena. Judging from Friday’s crowd, it’s going to be electric again tonight.
As a fan, the Warriors were my first love in sports and just being able to come back and see them is a treat for me. I cannot wait. Go Dubs!
With David Lee hurt, Harrison Barnes stepped in big time for the Warriors. The entire team shot 65% from the floor and won easily over the Nuggets. More importantly, every player on the floor was a major contributor. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Jarrett Jack had tremendous performances handling the backcourt duties.
But the game’s big stamp came as Barnes flushed this reverse dunk late in the fourth quarter.