As the Warriors saw their season ending, there were tears of course. How could there not be? The main focus, however, was the big picture that they did what everyone said they couldn’t. No one predicted them to finish at the 6th seed, yet they did that. They said that the Warriors had “no chance” against the Nuggets even with all-star David Lee. The Warriors kept on turning it around and handled the criticism well. They played an excellent season, and now it’s time to wait for hopefully another one.
With that being said, it’s heartbreaking for the fans to see such a great emotional season come to an end. It’s only fair that the Warriors deserve respect around the league now. These plays or moments are really what defines heart, and for the Dubs, the future of the franchise.
Curry Drops 54: On the biggest stage for an NBA player to perform on, Stephen Curry came into Madison Square Garden in New York and dropped 54 points, the most by any player this season. His wide variety of shots earned him the title of DEADLY shooter, even more so than normal.
Draymond Green Says Good Night: The Warriors should be pretty happy with their season, as I’m sure they are. After talking trash to LeBron James, rookie Draymond Green had to have something to back up his words. Well, he did! Green slipped on a backdoor pass from Jarrett Jack and won the game against the Heat with 0.9 seconds left. LeBron walked up to him and hugged him. Classy.
Warriors and the Pacers Fight: The companionship and chemistry that the Warriors have just cannot be unnoticed. From Curry attacking a guy a foot taller than him, to Klay Thompson decking him when no one was looking, the Warriors really showed the NBA that they don’t back down, and that they support each other.
David Lee Selected to the All-Star Game: Before the huge brawl, David Lee was selected to the all-star team, and in the game, scored six points. That may not seem like much, but Lee scored more points than any Warrior did in an all-star game since 1992! That’s because he was the only one in the game since 1992, but still, it’s a nice gesture from the coaches to be giving the Warriors some acknowledgement.
The Black Falcon Flies: For the first time in his NBA career, and certainly not the last, Harrison Barnes aka the Black Falcon, absolutely posterized Nikola Pekovic, who I’m sure watched the video over and over again, realizing he was nowhere near the ball on his block attempt. This marked the rise of the Falcon.
Warriors Clinch A Playoff Berth: The Warriors had gone five years without a playoff birth, and had finally clinched one against the Minnesota Timberwolves in a stunning fashion. In a blowout win, Thompson had scored over 30 points, with others not far behind him. It was a lazy game, but for the Warriors, everything was on the table.
Andrew Bogut Arrives: For most of the season, Andrew Bogut was either ineffective or injured. In the playoffs, however, he got some big minutes, but played very inconsistently. His best game was Game 4 against Denver, where he really just, uh, shined.
Warriors Get Pass the First Round: Without A doubt, the best moment of the season was when the Warriors upset the Denver Nuggets, and finally made it past the first round. They did so with a great attitude, and went all the way to a Game 6 with the Spurs, the same circumstances in which they beat the Nuggets.