Back-To-Back NBA Champion Golden State Warriors To Host Oklahoma City Thunder On Opening Night Presented By Rakuten
- Golden State Warriors
- August 9, 2018
Founded in 1946, the Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in the San Francisco Bay Area in Oakland, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and are a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. They reached the NBA Finals ten times and won six NBA championships: 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, 2018 and one Basketball Association of America (BAA) title in 1947.
The Golden State Warriors colors are Royal Blue, Golden Yellow and White; while their logo portrays the Bay Bridge.
Established in 1946, the Warriors were originally based in Philadelphia, under the name of Philadelphia Warriors. In their inaugural season (1946-47), they won the league’s championship against the Chicago Stags, four games to one. Nonetheless, the next season they lost during the BAA Finals. In 1949, when the BAA merged with the National Basketball League (NBL), they joined the NBA.
Led by forward Paul Arizin and centre Neil Johnston, they won the next championship in Philadelphia during the 10th NBA season (1955-56) by defeating the Fort Wayne Pistons four games to one. In 1959, the team brought draft pick Wilton Norman Chamberlain, known as Wilt Chamberlain or Wilt the Stilt, one of the greatest players in the NBA history. In 1962, during a game played on a neutral court in Pennsylvania, Wilt scored a NBA record of 100 points against the New York Knicks. That was the last game of the Warriors, as later that year, a group of investors from the San Francisco Bay area bought the franchise and changed their name to San Francisco Warriors.
In 1971 the team changed their name to Golden State Warriors and managed to reach the playoff finals from 1971-1977. During the 1974-75 season, they won their first NBA World Championship series by defeating the Washington Bullets in a four-game sweep.
Don Nelson and the Run T.M.C squads
In the late 1980s, the Warriors coach, Don Nelson, brought a new perspective with his strategy of relying on small players and scoring over defense. The squads from the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons were nicknamed “Run T.M.C”, the initials standing for the first names of the high-scoring trio: point guard Tim Hardaway, shooting guard Mitch Richmond, and small forward Chris Mullin. After a few failed seasons, Don Nelson left the Golden State Warriors during the 1994–95 season. They kept finishing last or second-to-last place in every season from 1994-95 to 2005-06.
Three more winnings (2015-present)
During the 2014-15 season the Warriors made the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. After completing the regular season with the best record in the franchise history of 67-15, they swept the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round, defeated Memphis Grizzlies in the second round (six games) and defeated Houston Rockets in five games of the Western Conference Finals. The team won their fourth NBA title, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games during the NBA Finals.
During the 2016-2017 season, the NBA finals had a new “first time” in their history when two teams met in the Finals for three consecutive years. Golden State Warriors had to play against the Cavaliers once again and they won their fifth NBA title with a 4-1 victory.
The next year, during the 2017-18 season, they obtained a record of 58-24 during the regular season and they defeated the Spurs and the Pelicans with 4-1 during the first and second rounds. In the Western Conference Finals they won the series against the Houston Rockets with a 4-3 victory. The 2018 NBA Finals brought together the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers for four years in a row, marking another record in the NBA history. The Warriors won their sixth NBA Championship after a four-game sweep, marking the first NBA Finals sweep since 2007.
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