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MAKING ANOTHER RUN

The Mavericks will try to do something this postseason that hasn't been done since 1988. That was the year that the Pistons won the NBA Championship after having been runner-up the year before. Since the NBA's first season in 1946-47, nine of 58 runner-ups in the NBA Finals have followed their near-championship season by winning the title. Among the other 47 teams, 11 lost in the NBA Finals, nine lost in the Conference Finals, 18 lost in the Conference Semifinals, six lost in the First Round and five failed to make the playoffs. (Info supplied by the NBA).

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PLAYER MATCHUPS

WARRIORS MAVERICKS
B. DavisB. Davis
Points: 20.1
Rebounds: 4.4
Assists: 8.1
PGJ. TerryJ. Terry
Points: 16.7
Rebounds: 2.9
Assists: 5.2
M. EllisM. Ellis
Points: 16.5
Rebounds: 3.2
Assists: 4.1
SGG. BucknerG. Buckner
Points: 4.0
Rebounds: 2.1
Assists: 0.9
J. RichardsonJ. Richardson
Points: 16.0
Rebounds: 5.1
Assists: 3.4
SFJ. HowardJ. Howard
Points: 18.9
Rebounds: 6.8
Assists: 1.8
S. JacksonS. Jackson
Points: 15.5
Rebounds: 3.0
Assists: 3.8
PFD. NowitzkiD. Nowitzki
Points: 24.6
Rebounds: 8.9
Assists: 3.4
A. HarringtonA. Harrington
Points: 16.5
Rebounds: 6.4
Assists: 1.9
CE. DampierE. Dampier
Points: 7.1
Rebounds: 7.4
Assists: 0.6

TEAM STATS (Regular Season)

  WARRIORS MAVERICKS
PPG 106.5 100.0
RPG 41.4 41.9
APG 23.8 19.9
FG% 46.268 46.725
FT% 71.699 80.489
3P% .356 .381

SEASON SERIES

Golden State leads 3-0
Nov 6, 2006 GS 107, @DAL 104Recap | Box Score
Mar 12, 2007 @GS 117, DAL 100Recap | Box Score
Apr 17, 2007 @GS 111, DAL 82Recap | Box Score

PLAYOFF HISTORY

GSW DAL
Championships: 1 Championships: 0
Last Championship: 1975 Last Championship: N/A
Last Season:
Did not qualify
Last Season:
Lost in NBA Finals

Injury Report

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

gsw No recent injuries

DALLAS MAVERICKS

dal No recent injuries

Traveling Call

Mavs ready to face music Being whistled for traveling is a good thing in the playoffs. Where will you be watching? From your couch? Or from the high-intensity confines of a postseason arena alongside thousands of other adrenaline-fueled hoops junkies?

Be There: Playoff Travel Guide