July 12, 2007

Baron Davis accepted the award for Best Upset on behalf of the organization at The 2007 ESPY Awards. (photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
The Golden State Warriors’ historic series victory over the Dallas Mavericks in the First Round of the 2007 NBA Playoffs was named Best Upset at Wednesday night’s 15th Annual ESPY Awards in Los Angeles. Warriors point guard Baron Davis was on-hand at the Kodak Theater to accept the award on behalf of the organization.

The eighth-seeded Warriors knocked off the top-seeded Mavericks, four-games-to-two, becoming just the third No. 8 seed in NBA history to knock off a No. 1 seed in the playoffs, and the first to do so in a seven-game series. Additionally, Golden State became the first team from any of the three current professional sports leagues that play 80-plus game schedules (NBA, MLB, NHL) to garner a playoff series victory over a team that had 25-or-more victories than it did during the regular season (Golden State won 42 games during the regular season, while Dallas won 67).

The 2007 ESPY Awards, co-hosted by LeBron James and Jimmy Kimmel and celebrating the best moments in sports from the past year, will be televised on ESPN on Sunday, July 15, at 6 p.m. PST. In winning the award, Golden State beat out the Detroit Tigers’ upset of the New York Yankees in the 2006 American League Division Series, the University of Florida football team’s upset over Ohio State in the 2007 BCS National Championship Game and the Rutgers University women’s basketball upset of top-seeded Duke in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

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