By Marcus Thompson
Friday, May 11th, 2007 at 7:51 pm in Uncategorized.
How could I ever doubt this team? I have watched them totally dismantle teams over the last two-plus months. Yet, I still bought into the skepticism. The rebound disadvantage, and the being down in the series for the first time, and the struggles of Monta, and the fatigue of Baron, planted a seed of doubt in me. What’s wrong with me, right?
It’s partially you guys fault. Your undying belief, your blind loyalty, your Warriors logic — you pushed me to the doubting side of the line. Or maybe I was using reverse psychology, since I am ALWAYS wrong with my predictions.
Once I walked into the Arena and heard the crowd, I kind of knew I was way off base. The fact is, if the Warriors win Sunday, they very well can win four in a row. They will have all of the momentum heading into Game 5, where the Jazz can’t possibly be so confident after nearly losing twice. If Game 6 is a clincher in Oakland, no way the Warriors lose.
The only way the Warriors lose this series is if they don’t manage to pull one out in Utah, which means at the very least, it’s going seven.
So here’s a public admission of my wrongness. I guess I am still in disbelief, expecting this magical run to come to a screeching hault in old-Warriors fashion. I won’t lie. I actually thought the Warriors might lose Friday. I sincerely considered it possible the Jazz would come in, pound the boards and put the series away. But, like I said, I’m an idiot.