The Warriors have long had a reputation for being one of the most fun teams to watch in the NBA. And during the 2013-14 season, they were particularly exciting. The team came back to win seven games in which they trailed by at least 15 points. And if that's not eough, there were 17 regular season games that were decided by two points or less, not to mention the six game-winning shots in the final three seconds.
So what was your favorite game of the season? The warriors.com staff shares some of their favorites in this three-part series, with games being listed in no particular order.
Curry Beats the Mavs: Part 1 - December 11, 2013
Warriors vs. Mavericks: GAME RECAP | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTO GALLERY
The Warriors trailed by as many as 18 points and were down by 12 points in the fourth quarter before Stephen Curry really got it going. Curry had 16 points in the final period, including a game-winning jumper with 1.5 seconds left that capped a 33-point, 10-assist performance. The shot lifted the Warriors to a 95-93 win over Dallas, and it wasn’t the only time that Curry delivered a dagger to Dallas.
Curry Beats the Mavs: Part 2 (aka: WE OUT!) - April 1, 2014
Warriors at Mavericks: GAME RECAP | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTO GALLERY
The Warriors and Mavericks were two of four teams in the thick of a playoff race in which one of the clubs would be left out of the postseason. The Dubs took a big step in making sure that wouldn’t be them, and it took overtime and a last-second Stephen Curry step-back jumper to make that happen. With Andrew Bogut and David Lee each sitting out due to injury, Klay Thompson stepped up and led the team with 27 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter. There were three lead changes in the final two minutes of overtime, the last of which came just moments before Curry screamed two words to anybody who was listening … “WE OUT!”
O'Neal Denies the Rockets - February 20, 2014
Warriors vs. Rockets: GAME RECAP | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTO GALLERY
What was better: the block or the stoic stare down? Jermaine O’Neal’s block on Chandler Parsons’ dunk attempt with 25 seconds left in the Warriors’ 102-99 overtime win over the Rockets proved to be the defensive play of the game on a night in which both teams shot less than 40 percent from the field. David Lee had a big game with 28 points and 14 rebounds and Stephen Curry forced overtime with a driving layup in the final seconds of regulation, just after Houston’s James Harden put the Rockets ahead with a jumper from the top of the key. O’Neal’s block preserved a big win for the Warriors, one that snapped Houston’s eight-game winning streak.
Iguodala Keeps the Streak Alive - January 3, 2014
Warriors at Hawks: GAME RECAP | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTO GALLERY
Playing on the back end of a back-to-back after coming up with a big win in Miami the night before, the Warriors were primed for a letdown in Atlanta. And for three quarters, that’s exactly what it was. The Warriors trailed by 15 points with less than seven minutes remaining, but then the team got it rolling. Stephen Curry had 14 points and five assists in the final period and the Dubs closed out the game on a 25-9 run, capping the 101-100 win in Atlanta with Andre Iguodala's game-winning 3-pointer as time expired.
The Equalizer - April 27, 2014
Game 4 - Warriors vs. Clippers: GAME RECAP | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTO GALLERY
It wasn’t officially a must-win game, but it might as well should have been. Down 2-1 in the series and coming off a narrow loss in Game 3, the Warriors bounced back with a 118-97 win over the Clippers in front of another playoff-gold crazed crowd at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry got the party started by making five 3-pointers in the first quarter and the Warriors shot 55 percent while holding a double-digit advantage for the majority of the game.
Beating L.A. On Opening Night - October 30, 2013
Warriors vs. Lakers: GAME RECAP | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTO GALLERY
Being The Bay’s Team, there really is no better way to start a season than to BEAT L.A. And the Warriors did just that, dominating the Lakers 125-94 in front of a highly charged Opening Night crowd at Oracle Arena. Klay Thompson had the hot hand in this one (See GIF below), making his first four 3-point attempts of the season on the way to a career-high 38 points, and this give-and-go by Andre Iguodala and David Lee brought the house down.
Warriors Beat L.A. Convincingly - January 30, 2014
Warriors vs. Clippers: GAME RECAP | HIGHLIGHTS | PHOTO GALLERY
Andrew Bogut controlled the interior and the Warriors had their way with the Clippers in a 111-92 win at Oracle Arena. Bogut had 14 points, 17 boards and three blocks and the Dubs out-scored Los Angeles in the paint 66-22. The Warriors put the game away with a 16-2 run to open the second half and held the Clippers to just one made field goal in the third quarter.