Warriors

Warriors

Programming note: Watch the pregame edition of Warriors Outsiders on Saturday afternoon at 4, streaming live on the MyTeams app.

The Warriors made the NBA playoffs five times over an eight-season span from 1987 to 1994.

They then missed the postseason 12 straight seasons before the "We Believe" squad in 2007 shocked the basketball world by upsetting the No. 1-seed Mavericks as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference.

After another five-year playoff absence, the Dubs entered the 2013 playoffs as the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference.

They split the first two games of their opening-round series in Denver and outlasted the Nuggets in a tightly-contested Game 3, 110-108.

"I’ll never forget that Game 3 at Oracle, tied up 1-1," Warriors forward Draymond Green recently told Tim Kawakami of The Athletic. "The crowd — loudest I’ve ever heard it here. It was amazing."

Things weren't looking good for the Dubs as they trailed by 12 points at halftime of Game 3. But they outscored the Nuggets 33-18 in the third quarter, behind 10 points and four assists from guard Jarrett Jack, nine points and three assists from point guard Steph Curry and eight points from forward Harrison Barnes.

Interestingly enough, Draymond fouled out in just 15 minutes of action.

He bounced back in a big way in Game 4, registering 13 points, six rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block in 25 minutes. The Warriors won, 115-101.

 

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"We came back and went up 3-1. Think they won one more game and then we closed it out here," Draymond added.

That is correct.

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