Warriors Attempt to Regroup

Golden State deflated, mopey after Nowitzki saves Dallas from elimination
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2007 10:43 PM CDT
Warriors Attempt to Regroup
Golden State Warriors Baron Davis watches from the bench after fouling out in the fourth quarter of the playoff basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Tuesday, May 1, 2007. The Mavericks won 1198-112. (AP Photo/LM Otero)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Heading into Game 5 with a 3-1 series lead, the 8-seeded Warriors had all the momentum on their side. Now the Mavericks are the team with a swagger after a close but decisive win at home. The good news for Golden State is that they're going home, where the most rabid fan base in pro basketball awaits.

A bravura performance in the fourth quarter from slumping Teutonic superstar Dirk Nowitzki fended off elimination of his team. Said Warriors leader Baron Davis, "It was difficult last night and it's going to be difficult Thursday, but we feel like we can do it." (Read more NBA stories.)

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