Don't be shocked. As a Warriors season ticket holder I can tell you there has been no better team in the NBA since the refs gave away a Warriors win to the Wizards on Sunday March 4th. (3 BS FT's with no time left)
The next day Baron came back from arthroscopic knee surgery and the Warriors had their whole line-up for the first time all season.
That night they went into Detroit and treated them the way they just treated the Mavs in this series, whipping them 111-93. They never looked back. They had only one bad game against the Spurs at home. The Spurs are a tough match up for them, but nothing would surprise me now, and the Spurs don't get the laughable calls anymore since the W's have respect, and there is a little Crawford payback going on.
Remember, Baron missed a bunch of games. J-Rich didn't play most of the season, and Harrington and Jax came mid-season. They closed the season 9-1 in huge games to qualify on the last day. They just dismantled the Mavs in 6!
Their record speaks for itself.
61 Sun. Mar. 04 at Wizards L:106-107
62 Mon. Mar. 05 at Pistons W:111-93
63 Wed. Mar. 07 Nuggets W:110-96
64 Fri. Mar. 09 Clippers W:99-89
65 Sun. Mar. 11 at Trail Blazers L:87-106
66 Mon. Mar. 12 Mavericks W:117-100
67 Fri. Mar. 16 Timberwolves W:106-86
68 Sat. Mar. 17 at SuperSonics W:99-98
69 Tue. Mar. 20 at Jazz L:100-104
70 Fri. Mar. 23 Wizards W:135-128
71 Sun. Mar. 25 at Lakers L:113-115
72 Mon. Mar. 26 Spurs L:89-126
73 Thu. Mar. 29 Suns W:124-119
74 Sun. Apr. 01 Grizzlies W:122-117
75 Wed. Apr. 04 at Rockets W:110-99
76 Fri. Apr. 06 at Grizzlies W:116-104
77 Sat. Apr. 07 at Spurs L:99-112
78 Mon. Apr. 09 Jazz W:126-102
79 Fri. Apr. 13 at Kings W:125-108
80 Sun. Apr. 15 Timberwolves W:121-108
81 Tue. Apr. 17 Mavericks W:111-82
82 Wed. Apr. 18 at Trail Blazers W:120-98
(You didn't think Jerry Sloan was gonna let a bunch of shrimps get to the hole, did you?)
Yeah, that was a great run you guys had.
It's always good to see the smaller market, little teams rise up and general turnover to occur in sports. With the way the Warriors played in the playoffs, maybe they'll continue it for a full season next year. An exciting, entertaining team to watch with a great home crowd, that's for sure...