Mar 30, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors power forward Carl Landry (7) celebrates after the basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors Playoff-Bound for First Time Since 2007


Ladies and gentlemen, the Golden State Warriors have just clinched a playoff spot. Because of their win against Minnesota and a loss by the Utah Jazz, the Warriors are in the playoffs for the first time since 2007.

Wake up your children, tell the neighbors and shout it from the roof-tops. The Golden State Warriors are headed to the postseason!

It was a game of doubt, but as soon as the Warriors heard the Jazz had lost, they stepped on the accelerator, and crushed the Wolves.

Forget about the stats, because that’s not what matters. They did such a good job playing this game against the Wolves, as Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and David Lee all reached double-digits. Bogut got 11 rebounds and played terrifically. Of course, nobody left Oracle until the celebration, but the important part is to bask in the glory.

Thompson finished with 30 points and 5 steals, while Curry scored 24 points and 10 assists. They both defended well, got their hands in the passing lane and really looked like they wanted this game. When the Warriors started the fourth, there were already a lot of happy faces in the crowd, and many happy-bearded faces.

The Warriors did have some woes in the first half, as they didn’t play great defense, turning the ball over a lot, and allowing the Wolves to maintain a lead, but they silenced them when they went on a small 5-0 run to end the half hot.

The Dubs started the fourth quarter very cold, and Klay Thompson got into a scrape with Luke Ridnour. There was some pushing and shoving, but it didn’t stop the Warriors. After that, the Warriors went crazy offensively, outscoring the Wolves 31-16 in the quarter. Every Warrior fan is going to go home happy and sleep well.

The first round opponent is still unknown for the Warriors, as they could play the Spurs, Thunder, Clippers, Nuggets, or even the Grizzlies. Nonetheless, Lee, Curry, Jarrett Jack and the Warriors have made the playoffs, which is something they have all had trouble doing in the past. It was a great game, and no doubt, has been a very emotional one for the Warriors. A blowout game was very suiting for the win.

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