Excuses. Excuses. All the "explanations" and excuses for why the Mavericks got swept in the season series just sounds like some fans who are scared of facing the Warriors. Look you got beat, suck it up and deal with it. The Warriors were a better team on those days. I could explain why those weren't bigger wins too due to some circumstances with the Warriors, but I won't. We won, they lost. They're a 67 win team, they should have nothing to fear or excuse.
What's missing from the article? Well, not once does it say anything about the Warriors actually playing a good game. Such as in game 2, the reason Dirk had one of his worst games was because Stephen Jackson played great defense. The reason the Mavs had so many turnovers is because the Warriors have greatly improved their defense and lead the league in steals. I'm not saying it's going to happen again, but there are reasons why the Warriors won.
Look Maverick fans clearly have the upper hand in any trash talk. They went to the finals last year and they've been in the playoffs year after year. What they don't have is that hunger that we Warrior fans have. We've been starving for a long long time and when the Mavs come to Oakland, you can be sure we'll be louder than the Maverick fans in Dallas. For an example of some spoiled Mavs fans, check out the comment left by chevs10zr2:
just looked at their website... you would've thought they just won the championship!! WOW they are so pumped up and excited just to be there! Even some of the brightsideofthesun guys have gone over there and congratulated them!! Haha... this is too funny. Little do they know, their days of celebrating will come to an end after 5 games.
It DID feel like winning a championship. There were no expectations and we were able to upset the Jazz in 5 after going down two games. Then, in the next round, we lost to the Spurs 4 games to 1. I didn't care about Round 2 -- it was rewarding enough to see progress. The tough thing about being a Mavs fan is now the only progress left is winning the Finals, which to me is the second-hardest trophy to win (Stanley Cup being the hardest).
The Warriors are extremely dangerous because they're the hottest team in the league right now (winning 9 out of their last 10), and can play loose. That one loss was to the Spurs in a rout -- I bet the Mavs scouts and coaches will look at that DVD.
It's great for the NBA to have a team with a loyal fan base like those in the Bay Area in the playoffs. I wish them all the best in the future, but the Mavs time is now.
Blog battles baby. The gauntlet has been thrown down. The only way to get the Mavs fans from talking trash, is to just shut them up by winning. Let's go Warriors.
A look back at the Warriors-Mavs regular season series this year: