Thursday , Nov , 08 , 2007 Oly Sandor

‘Must-See’ NBA Game For November 8th: Dallas Mavericks Versus Baron Davis, The Ghost Of ‘We Believe’, & Golden State Warriors

That was then. And this is now. And right now, the Golden State Warriors don’t resemble the squad that pulled off the biggest upset in NBA history. Jason Richardson is shooting three-pointers for Charlotte, while Stephen Jackson hasn’t played because of a suspension …

Each day during the 2007-8 season, HoopsVibe The Blog will highlight one ‘Must-See’ NBA game. The ‘Must-See’ game is our pick as the day’s best match-up.

Of course, we’re tuning in to all the day’s action and want to know what games interest you, so hit us up in the comment box below with your NBA plans for this evening.

NBA schedule for November 8th, 2007

  • Washington @ New Jersey
  • Detroit @ Chicago
  • Dallas @ Golden State

Our Must-See game: Dallas @ Golden State.

Why: Flashback to HoopsVibe The Blog’s post on May 4th, 2007.

They can now move on from the past. Run TMC no longer casts such a large shadow. Chris Webber’s one year legacy is forgotten. And Latrell Sprewell’s assault on Coach P.J. Carlesimo is finally over.

Yes, the Golden State Warriors shocked the basketball world by beating the Dallas Mavericks 111-86 on Thursday night, taking the series 4-2.

Make no mistake about it, history was made in Oakland. This was the first time the #8 seed has ever upset the #1 seed in a best of seven playoff series.

But the win did something much more important. It buried Golden State’s ugly past. After all, the Warriors had become the Clippers’ northern cousins, missing out on the playoffs for 12 consecutive seasons.

That was then. And this is now. And right now, the Golden State Warriors don’t resemble the squad that pulled off the biggest upset in NBA history. Jason Richardson is shooting three-pointers for Charlotte, while Stephen Jackson hasn’t played because of a suspension.

But something else is missing. ‘We Believe’ created momentum which was supposed to change the Golden State franchise. Unfortunately, things haven’t changed. And the Warriors are still looking for their first win of the season.

Meanwhile, Dallas must beat Golden State and exercise their demons from last year’s choke job. Of course, the Mavericks also need the win because the NBA’s Southwest Division is shaping up to be the toughest in pro sports.

                         (What happened to these Golden State Warriors?)

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