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Game 6: The Game Changer for ’75 Warriors

Not the Miracle Mets of the ’69 World Series, who took down the vaunted Orioles on five games.

Not Broadway Joe’s Super Bowl guarantee, preceding the AFL’s Jets’ over the NFL’s ??

Definitely not the We Believe Warriors, which knocked out first-seeded Dallas in the first round in 2007.

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To Warriors legend Rick Barry, the greatest upset in the history of major team sports was his team’s run to the title in 75.

BARRY: “I defy anyone to name a greater upset. There was nothing else like it. Our team doesn’t get the credit it deserves.”

To many, this was the game that propelled the Warriors to the title. On the road, against monstrous odds, the Warriors took Game 6 – winning 86-72. This came after the Warriors blew Game 5 at home. Instead of going up 3-2, they headed to Chicago down 3-2 and on the brink of elimination.
 
When the series started, Chicago was heavy favorites. So you can imagine the expectations when the Bulls took Game 5 in Oakland and headed back home with a chance to clinch. 

But.

BARRY: “We knew we could beat them. We were getting better and our confidence was growing.”

This game you won’t find on ESPN Classic. But this game propelled the Warriors to the franchise’s only crown

Marcus Thompson

  • Dn8

    This game is being shown on csn bay area right now this friday night. Greg papa is doing an interview with rick barry (present time) during the game. Boy is this truly a throwback classic…no three point line, no charging circle, super short shorts, jerry sloan running the point for chicago…in other words this is way before the majority of us current dub fans’ time. I suspect this is way before your time too Marcus.

  • Richard Jenkins

    an nba fan since the late 50s.this was a great unselfish team with so many players who could shoot..rick,cj,phil,keith and with clifford Ray daring the opposition to come into the lane this was a gutsy determined team

    went to many games to watch this really great team led by al attles and frankin always in the stands rooting on his team

  • earl monroe

    nothing better and Bill King on the call