Golden State Warriors: Their Playoff Run is Just Getting Started


May 8, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during a post game interview against the San Antonio Spurs in game two of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at the AT

It’s almost the middle of the NBA playoffs, and the Golden State Warriors are very much alive and working on each cylinder. Right now, they are tied with San Antonio 1-1, after getting a decisive game two victory, and just losing by two points in game one. This is similar to the Nuggets series, where the Warriors lost game one off of a game-winner, and won game two decisively. Fortunately for them, they went on to win that series 4-2.

The Warriors may be able to take a couple of home games in a decisive manner by beating the Spurs. After the two teams head back to San Antonio, it could be a 3-1 series, and the Warriors could close things out. Not saying they will, but if up 3-1, still with one remaining home game, they’ve put themselves in a perfect position to win the series and move to the conference finals. It’s a stretch, but are they really that hot?

We’re talking about the Warriors, a team who was on the brink of collapse, and looking like the Bobcats. The only thing that kept them from completely falling apart were their devoted and faithful fans, who’ve been there the whole way through.

From bad moves like losing Baron Davis and gaining Corey Maggette, to seemingly stupid moves like trading Monta Ellis, the Warrior fans have stuck it through. The Ellis move, however, was one of the best possible trades the Warriors could have made because now, they’re in the second round of the playoffs, and are doing better than the “We Believe” team. If that was a year of magic, then what is this year called?

The second seeded Spurs are getting old yes, we hear this every day. Unfortunately for the Warriors, however, they can and will pull off anything they need to before their coach and big three retire. This could be the last year of contention for the Spurs, and the sixth seeded Warriors are really giving them a run for their money. It’s a bit hard to believe that the Warriors are in such a position, but then again, they’re a team of magic.

From skeptics saying that the Warriors wouldn’t win a road game against Denver to other skeptics saying they wouldn’t snap their 29-game losing streak in San Antonio, the Warriors have come out the other side and silenced all.

Better yet, they actually have the support of some of the ESPN analysts. Many teams have had magical runs like the Memphis Grizzlies two years ago, but these Warriors, as hot as they are, would have an amazing stretch if they could take this series and advance to the next. Playing the Thunder or the Grizzlies would be a problem for the Dubs in the conference finals, but either way, they have the magic and could possibly take down either team.