Ranking 'We Believe' Warriors' top moments from historic 2007 run
10. Tribute to the past
The Warriors stopped wearing the "We Believe" jerseys in 2010, but the team brought them back for the final game in the history of Oracle Arena in 2019, bringing the iconic group's legacy full circle.
9. Origins of "We Believe"
Paul Wong -- an Alameda restaurant owner -- coined the phrase following a win over the Detroit Pistons on March 6, 2007. Sensing a run looming, he printed out signs saying "We Believe" to pass out to fans. By Game 3, the Warriors partnered with Wong to make shirts with the phrase across his chest. The shirts became the start of a movement that lives on today.
8. Monta Ellis game-winner
In 2006, Ellis slipped to the second round of the NBA draft but became an integral piece of the "We Believe" squad a year later.
One of his most memorable moments including a game-winning shot on Jan. 24, 2007 to beat the New Jersey Nets. The win was noteworthy considering the Warriors made the postseason on the final night of the season.
7. Game 1 vs. Mavs
Baron Davis provided a 33-point, 14-rebound and eight-assist performance to steal a 97-85 win in Game 1 in Dallas, putting the rest of the league on notice of what was to come.
6. The trade
On Jan. 16, 2007, Golden State acquired Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Josh Powell from Indiana for Troy Murphy, Mike Dunleavy, Keith McLeod and Ike Diogu. While the trade was centered around Harrington, Captain Jack became one of the team's leading scorers. The team began to take shape.
5. Warriors eliminate Dallas
Following a loss in Game 5, the Warriors blew out the Mavericks 111-86, capping one of the league's biggest playoff upsets. Davis finished with 20 points, and 10 rebounds. More impressive, Nowitzki -- who won the NBA MVP weeks later -- was held to just eight points.
4. Triple-double helps clinch playoff berth in Portland
On the final night of the regular season, Baron Davis finished with 12 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds as Golden State routed Portland 120-98 to clinch the No. 8 seed in the West. Jackson added 31 points, while Richardson chipped in 25 and Harrington added 24.
3. The run
By March, the Warriors were seven games below .500 and had little chance of making the postseason. Baron Davis opted to have surgery on his knee and Jason Richardson was recovering from a broken hand.
Nonetheless, the Warriors finished the season winning 16 of their final 21 games down the stretch following Davis' return.
2. First home playoff game in 13 years
After splitting the first two games in Dallas, Golden State blew out the Mavericks 109-91 in the first postseason game in Oakland in more than a decade. Jason Richardson scored 30 points and eight rebounds from Richardson. Along the way, the Warriors stifled forward Dirk Nowinski, holding him to 7-of-16 from the field on the evening.
1. The dunk
After the Warriors beat the Mavs, they faced a formidable Utah Jazz team led by Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams. The Warriors quickly went down 0-2 in the series with Game 3 in Oakland looming. Baron Davis showed up in the pivotal game, finishing with 32 points and seven rebounds. But no play was bigger than his dunk over forward Andrei Kirilenko. Davis got a technical foul for untucking his jersey, but the play will forever live in Golden State lore.
“I shocked myself on that dunk," Davis said following the win. "I was going to try to reverse it, but knowing he was a great shot-blocker, I thought I would just try my luck, and I got lucky.”