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Warriors Make History, Close Out Mavs
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Game 6: Warriors 111, Mavericks 86
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Despite being slowed by an injured leg, Davis and Jackson helped the Warriors close out the Mavs in Game 6.
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In maybe the greatest playoff upset in NBA history, the Golden State Warriors completely dismantled the No. 1 seed Dallas Mavericks on Thursday en route to a 111-86 Game 6 victory in front of a boisterous home crowd.

Stephen Jackson played like a man possessed, drilling 7-of-8 3-pointers to total 33 points. Hobbled by a strained hamstring, Baron Davis gave an inspired performance by tallying 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while his former college roommate, Matt Barnes, collected 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. It is only the third time in NBA history that an No. 8 seed has bested a No. 1 seed, and the first time ever in a seven-game series.

Dallas, which won a franchise-best 67 games this season and was the defending Western Conference Champions, was led by Jerry Stackhouse's and Josh Howard's 20 points. MVP candidate Dirk Nowitzki struggled, shooting 2-of-13 from the field, finishing with eight points and 10 rebounds. The Mavs join the 1994 Sonics and the 1999 Heat as the only other top seeds to fall to an No. 8 seed in the playoffs.

The Warriors face the winner of the Jazz-Rockets series in the second round, which begins on Monday.

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November 6, 2006
Warriors 107, Mavs 104 (F)
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Baron Davis posted 26 points, eight assists and seven rebounds to lead visiting Golden State over Dallas.
March 12, 2007
Warriors 117, Mavericks 100 (F)
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Mickael Pietrus scored 20 and the Warriors ended the Mavericks' 17-game winning streak with a home victory.
April 17, 2007
Warriors 111, Mavs 82 (F)
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Mickael Pietrus scored 22 points and Matt Barnes had 19 as the Warriors inched closer to a playoff berth.




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