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!
This happened last night. Nazr Mohammed (he’s still playing) grabbed LeBron James to prevent an open court attacked. James then responded by throwing Mohammed down. James received a technical and while he was arguing it, Mohammed shoved James to the floor.
James initiated it by not only throwing Mohammed to the floor, but arguing like he was the victim. Then of course as a reaction to that, Mohammed did something he shouldn’t have done by retaliating.
And there’s the argument for whether or not James flopped or he seriously fell over that much.
Both are wrong here and with the rivalry budding between these two teams, I don’t expect anything less. I’m OK with this really.
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.
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 remember when We Believe happened. I went to those games. I loved it. The arena was unbelievable. The games were fantastic.
This Warriors team brings hope to a Bay Area fanbase that wants more. We love our basketball and this is so great for us. It’s our time to shine!
I can’t wait to see what holds for this young team. I can’t wait to see how it unfolds. The Warriors are not the top team, but in the playoffs, anything can happen. Let’s finish strong!!
I’m pretty sure that most of the dislike for the Miami Heat is fueled by LeBron James. And that’s a perfectly good reason. James was the ringleader of an offseason of what many fans believe seemed to be an unfair advantage to the NBA.
James had “The Decision” and that was a bad idea. Then the Heat held a celebration party when James and Chris Bosh joined with the team. Then pretty much whatever James did, it was scrutinized. He and the Heat have not been very mature recently.
I didn’t want the Heat to win for all those reasons. But I am trying to be as realistic of a basketball fan as I can and I have to give props to the Heat for what they did. (But I’ll still call them the nWo just because it’s funny to me.)
Derrick Rose out for the playoffs, some of next year with the ACL. A shame.
This reminds me of when Joshua Morgan suffered a broken leg late in a game that was decided. But this is a little bit different. It’s the playoffs and Rose has been battling injuries all year. And the fact that it’s a shortened season, keeping players rested is a must.
It’s a shame that Rose got hurt and part of this is the product of a shortened season where players are forced to play back to backs all year long. I do wish that the lockout remained and that the league can go to a full season instead of this.
There have been so many injuries this year and I know a part of it is due to the compacted schedule. Rose shouldn’t have been in the game to begin with. But still, this might have been avoided all together.