by Brett Edwards
Is that what you wanted to hear me say, Warriors fans? Well there you go. And surprisingly, it's not that hard for me to admit. After watching Golden State thoroughly outplay Dallas for five of the six games (the exception being Game 2), it's been sinking in for a while now.
The Mavericks had the unfortunate honor of being matched up in the first round with the one team in the entire league that they can't play with. Even more unfortunate was the fact that Dallas could have knocked the Warriors out of the playoffs by beating them the last week of the season, but instead conceded the game by rolling out a lineup that would have gotten killed in a D-League game. Based on the way the games have gone though, I don't know if Dallas would have had a shot even if they had tried to win.
What's most unfortunate though is the fact that the Clippers really should have made the playoffs instead of the Warriors. I mean, had they showed up in the first half of a Sunday afternoon home game against Sacramento, we wouldn't even be having this conversation. Warriors fans pointed out that the Clippers lost the last game of the season so Golden State would have been in anyway, but the Clippers only lost because they saw that GSW had clinched the final playoff spot by beating the Blazers. After that the Clips had nothing left to play for.
So whoop it up, Warriors fans, you deserve it. Dallas may have been the best team during the regular season, but they simply could not handle the quickness and sharp-shooting of the Dubs. With Dirk still the likely winner of the MVP, it looks like Craig might just get his wish.