Golden State Warriors Sailing into Uncharted Waters

May 15th, 2015 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »

When the Golden State Warriors step onto Oracle Arena's hardwood to kick off the Western Conference Finals against either the Los Angeles Clippers or Houston Rockets, don't ask them to act like they've been there before. 

In their noisy home? Sure, they've played there plenty of times, and they've usually emerged victorious, dropping only two games during the regular season (to the San Antonio Spurs and Chicago Bulls) and one during the playoffs (to the Memphis Grizzlies).

On this stage? Not at all, as advancing this deep into the postseason is a completely new experience for nearly everyone involved. A 108-95 victory over the Grizz in Game 6 thrust them into what's essentially an entirely new round for this organization.

The Larry O'Brien Trophy remains the holy grail for a team that won 67 games during the regular season, earned the No. 1 seed in the NBA's tougher half and then lost only two contests through the first two rounds of the playoffs. But if any squad deserves to sit back and enjoy its latest accomplishment, it's this one—as long as everyone is done celebrating and ready to play when th ...

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