The Golden State Warriors haven’t always been one of the most dominant teams in the NBA.
In fact, there were many years when the Warriors were one of the worst teams in the league.
But back in the 2000s, they seemed on the verge of greatness – although they kept coming up short.
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However, in 2007 the team was part of a huge upset that no one saw coming.
The eighth-seed Warriors faced off against the number-one seed Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs and most assumed they would lose easily.
That wasn’t the case and the Warriors ended up upsetting the Mavericks 4-2 in the series.
It was a jaw-dropping victory and one that reminded fans that the Warriors were on the verge of being something special.
Yet, it would still be a few more years before they were in playoff contention again.
Together, these guys would shock the NBA world and bring the Mavericks to their knees.
Davis led the way in the series, averaging 25 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.7 assists.
The surprise opening-round victory from the Warriors had fans hoping that maybe they had enough belief from their fans to make the Finals.
Sadly, that wasn’t the case.
They made it to the semifinals but that was as far as they got.
It was in the second round that Golden State was conquered by the Utah Jazz in a 4-1 drubbing.