With the 111-86 win tonight the Warriors take their first playoff series since beating San Antonio 3-1 during the 1990-91 Western Conference First Round...The win gives Golden State their sixth consecutive win at ORACLE Arena vs the Mavericks including all three games during the series.
The Warriors become only the third eighth seed in NBA history to defeat a number one seed in the first round of the playoffs and the first eighth seed to ever beat a one seed in the best-of-seven format since it was adopted in 2003.
With the loss, the Mavericks’ 67 wins (sixth most in NBA history) becomes the largest win total by a team during the regualar season to lose in the first round of the playoffs.
The Warriors played tonight’s game in front of the all-time single-game franchise record crowd at ORACLE Arena of 20,677...This marks the third consecutive home game in which the team has established an all-time record in attendance, topping the 20,629 for Game 1 (last Friday) and the 20,672 for Game 2 (last Sunday)....This also marks the largest crowd to ever witness a basketball game in the state of California.
Stephen Jackson registered a Warriors playoff franchise record with seven three-pointers made in a game while setting a career playoff-high of 33 points...The previous Warrior record was four three-pointers made held by four Warriors the last being Chris Mullin vs Phoenix on 4/29/1994.
Jackson’s seven three-pointers falls two shy of the NBA playoff record of nine three-pointers in a game held by (Rex Chapman, April 25, 1997), (Vince Carter, May 11, 2001) and (Ray Allen, June 1, 2001).
Baron Davis came back from a strained right hamstring to finish with his 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds and six assists...Davis has scored 20-plus points five out of the six games during the series...Davis averaged 25.0 points, 5.8 assists and 6.2 rebounds.
Matt Barnes made his first start of the playoffs and set career playoff-highs with 11 rebounds,seven assists and scored a playoff career-high tieing 16 points...Barnes averaged 10.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists during the series.
Andris Biedrins set career playoff-highs with 12 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks to give him his second career playoff double-double.
Jerry Stackhouse went 4-6 66.6% 3FG in the first quarter setting a Mavericks playoff record for 3-point FGMs in a quarter by one player with four...The previous playoff-high was three 3 FGMs done several times with the last one being Jason Terry when he went 3-4 75% 3FG in the third quarter on 4/30/05.
Devin Harris set a career playoff-high nine assists...Maurice Ager set a career-high of 10 points on the night.