Things didn't go all that well for the Warriors in Game 1 of the 2016 Western Conference Finals.
The Warriors blew a significant halftime lead against the Oklahoma City Thunder and found themselves scraping just to keep control of the flow of the game. As Draymond Green said in his diary on The Undefeated, that left them in the unfamiliar positive of starting a series in a hole (h/t UnRec'able for the FanShot).
It's definitely odd because it's something that we've never been through. We've never been down 0-1 [since heading into Game 2 of the 2013 Western Conference semifinals down 1 to the San Antonio Spurs]. But hey, you bounce back and win Game 2, bounce back and win this series and it's that much sweeter...Some Warriors fans will probably panic, and that's OK. This is definitely foreign territory for us. We haven't lost a Game 1 [since May 6, 2013]. But I enjoy the challenge and it will be fun. We will bounce back from this.
Well, strange as it may seem to some of you, I'm not panicked at all: although they haven't been in this exact situation, they have been down 2-1 in the playoffs. I don't know about you, but being down one game with six games left in a best-of-seven seems to be better than being down one game with four games left. I mean, there's not really any reason to panic at this point. They can beat this team, they're at home, they've shown the capacity to figure things out, and they have yet to lose two games in a row this situation despite all kinds of crazy circumstances.
So I'm good.
Win tonight, and it's a best-of-five with the Thunder having home court advantage. It's not the ideal situation, but it's certainly not impossible.
Let's just enjoy this one and hope the Warriors can finish the job this time around.