Golden State Warriors: Recapping the Last 5 Games

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Dec 13, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball past Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Warriors defeated the Mavericks 105-98. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It took 16 games, but the Golden State Warriors’ incredible win streak finally came to an end over this last five-game stretch.

Without Andrew Bogut, the Dubs fell to the Memphis Grizzlies in an exciting, close game.  That was the only team that tripped up Golden State, as they’ve been back to their winning ways since.

Game 1

The Shoe Game.  A weird, but fitting name considering a third quarter incident in which Tyson Chandler swatted Marreese Speights‘ shoe off the court.

Speights lost his shoe during a possession and the next trip down, Stephen Curry tried to do his teammate a solid and toss him back his shoe, but Chandler had another idea.  Chandler was in between Curry and Speights, and batted the shoe off the court and out of play.

Curry and the other Warriors gestured for a whistle to be called but due to the bizarreness of the situation, nothing was called.

"“When I was on the wing, and I saw the shoe, and I immediately thought about my ankles, so I thought, ‘I got to pick that up before I try to make that move,” Curry said. “On the other transition, when he went to go get his shoe back, but Tyson thought um, otherwise, I guess. I’ve never seen that happen before.”"

Other than this shoe debacle, the game went quite well for Golden State as they picked up their 15th consecutive win, improving to 20-2 on the season – becoming just the 12th NBA team ever to do so.

The Warriors opened the game with perhaps their best quarter of the entire season, outscoring the Mavericks 39-18.

Curry and Klay Thompson each scored 17 points in the first half to help Golden State get to a commanding 66-44 lead.

The Mavericks outscored the Warriors by three points in the third quarter and made a run in the fourth quarter to make things interesting, but the lead never fell below seven points. That would prove to be the final point difference, with the final score being 102-95.

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