2006–07 Golden State Warriors season

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2006–07 Golden State Warriors season
Head coach Don Nelson
General manager Chris Mullin
Owner(s) Chris Cohan
Arena Oracle Arena
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 3rd (Pacific)
Conference: 8th (Western)
Playoff finish Western Conference Semifinals (eliminated 4–1)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Radio KNBR 680
< 2005–06 2007–08 >

The Golden State Warriors 2006–07 season is the sixty-first National Basketball Association (NBA) season for the Golden State Warriors basketball franchise, and their thirty-fourth overall while based in Oakland, CA. Following the 2005–06 season, in which the Warriors ranked last in their division, the team roster was greatly revamped following a blockbuster eight-player deal with the Indiana Pacers in January 2007. After an average start to the 2006–07 season, Golden State made a dramatic turn-around, ending the year on a 16-5 run, and capturing the eighth seed in the Western Conference, marking their return to the post-season after a thirteen-year hiatus. The Warriors met the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs, and shocked many in the basketball world when they defeated Dallas four games to two. However, the Warriors met the Utah Jazz in the second round, and were easily defeated four games to one.

Pre-season[edit]

NBA Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club
1 9 Patrick O'Bryant Center  United States Bradley University
2 38 Kosta Perović Center  Serbia Partizan Belgrade

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Phoenix Suns 61 21 .744 - 33–8 28–13 11–5
x-Los Angeles Lakers 42 40 .512 19 25–16 17–24 10–6
x-Golden State Warriors 42 40 .512 19 30–11 12–29 6–10
Los Angeles Clippers 40 42 .488 21 25–16 15–26 8–8
Sacramento Kings 33 49 .402 28 20–21 13–28 5–11


Key dates prior to the start of the season:

Roster[edit]

2006-07 Golden State Warriors roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G/F 7 Nigeria Azubuike, Kelenna 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Kentucky
F 22 United States Barnes, Matt (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UCLA
C 15 Latvia Biedriņš, Andris 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Latvia
PG 5 United States Davis, Baron (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UCLA
G 8 United States Ellis, Monta 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 177 lb (80 kg) LHS (MS)
F/C 3 United States Harrington, Al 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) SPHS (NJ)
SF 1 United States Jackson, Stephen (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 218 lb (99 kg) Oak Hill (VA)
C 26 United States O'Bryant, Patrick 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Bradley
G/F 2 France Piétrus, Mickaël 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) France
F/C 11 Serbia Čabarkapa, Žarko 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Serbia & Montenegro
C 31 United States Foyle, Adonal 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Colgate
G 33 Lithuania Jasikevičius, Šarūnas 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Maryland
F 21 United States Powell, Josh 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) North Carolina State
G/F 23 United States Richardson, Jason 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Michigan State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)



Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Season standings[edit]

Game log[edit]

November[edit]

Record: 9–7 ; Home: 8–4 ; Road: 1–3

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
1 2006-11-01 Lakers 99–98 Warriors NA Monta Ellis (22) 19,596 0–1
2 2006-11-03 Blazers 89–102 Warriors NA Baron Davis (17) 17,204 1–1
3 2006-11-04 Warriors 82–106 Jazz NA Three-Way Tie (12) 18,641 1–2
4 2006-11-06 Warriors 107–104 Mavericks NA Baron Davis (26) 20,093 2–2
5 2006-11-07 Warriors 93–97 Hornets NA Baron Davis (22) 19,164 2–3
6 2006-11-09 Hornets 116–121 Warriors NA Baron Davis (36) 16,927 3–3
7 2006-11-11 Pistons 79–111 Warriors NA Baron Davis (20) 18,508 4–3
8 2006-11-14 Raptors 99–110 Warriors NA Two-Way Tie (22) 16,182 5–3
9 2006-11-16 Kings 105–117 Warriors NA Baron Davis (36) 17,821 6–3
10 2006-11-18 Sonics 95–107 Warriors NA Monta Ellis (31) 17,205 7–3
11 2006-11-20 Suns 113–110 Warriors NA Monta Ellis (31) 18,078 7–4
12 2006-11-22 Nuggets 115–112 Warriors NA Jason Richardson (24) 17,505 7–5
13 2006-11-24 Warriors 129–140 Nuggets NA Andris Biedriņš (31) 16,234 7–6
14 2006-11-25 Jazz 78–91 Warriors NA Matt Barnes (24) 17,711 8–6
15 2006-11-27 Spurs 102–111 Warriors NA Jason Richardson (26) 17,078 9–6
16 2006-11-29 Pacers 108–106 Warriors NA Monta Ellis (27) 17,284 9–7

December[edit]

Record: 7–9 ; Home: 5–1 ; Road: 2–8

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
17 2006-12-02 Bucks 115–110 Warriors NA Troy Murphy (23) 18,086 9–8
18 2006-12-04 Warriors 89–129 Spurs NA Anthony Roberson (21) 18,797 9–9
19 2006-12-05 Warriors 90–118 Rockets NA Monta Ellis (19) NA 9–10
20 2006-12-09 Hornets 80–101 Warriors NA Mickaël Piétrus (22) 17,105 10–10
21 2006-12-10 Warriors 115–117 Sonics NA Baron Davis (28) 16,138 10–11
22 2006-12-12 Kings 103–126 Warriors NA Matt Barnes (32) 17,574 11–11
23 2006-12-14 Rockets 107–109 Warriors NA Baron Davis (34) 19,596 12–11
24 2006-12-15 Warriors 101–105 Suns NA Monta Ellis (24) 18,422 12–12
25 2006-12-17 Warriors 115–120 Raptors NA Monta Ellis (28) 16,035 12–13
26 2006-12-18 Warriors 97–105 Nets NA Baron Davis (25) 14,096 12–14
27 2006-12-20 Warriors 96–95 Celtics NA Baron Davis (31) 17,134 13–14
28 2006-12-22 Warriors 117–108 Magic NA Baron Davis (38) 16,563 14–14
29 2006-12-23 Warriors 92–105 Heat NA Matt Barnes (20) 19,600 14–15
30 2006-12-26 76ers 116–97 Warriors NA Matt Barnes (25) 19,183 15–15
31 2006-12-29 Celtics 100–110 Warriors NA Baron Davis (27) 19,596 16–15
32 2006-12-30 Warriors 96–119 Kings NA Two-Way Tie (17) 17,317 16–16

January[edit]

Record: 5–9 ; Home: 4–3 ; Road: 1–6

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
33 2007-01-02 Warriors 97–89 Hornets NA Two-Way Tie (29) 16,617 17–16
34 2007-01-03 Warriors 135–144 Grizzlies NA Matt Barnes (36) 12,176 17–17
35 2007-01-06 Sonics 104–108 Warriors NA Baron Davis (22) 17,007 18–17
36 2007-01-07 Warriors 105–128 Suns NA Monta Ellis (22) 18,422 18–18
37 2007-01-10 Magic 91–76 Warriors NA Monta Ellis (14) 16,877 18–19
38 2007-01-12 Heat 118–96 Warriors NA Baron Davis (21) 18,845 18–20
39 2007-01-15 Clippers 93–108 Warriors NA Monta Ellis (24) 18,371 19–20
40 2007-01-17 Warriors 109–115 Clippers NA Two-Way Tie (28) 17,385 19–21
41 2007-01-20 Cavaliers 106–104 Warriors 1 Stephen Jackson (29) 19,864 19–22
42 2007-01-22 Warriors 103–108 Lakers NA Al Harrington (30) 18,997 19–23
43 2007-01-24 Nets 109–110 Warriors NA Al Harrington (29) 17,284 20–23
44 2007-01-27 Bobcats 105–131 Warriors NA Al Harrington (28) 17,381 21–23
45 2007-01-30 Warriors 97–124 Cavaliers NA Baron Davis (21) 19,443 21–24
46 2007-01-31 Warriors 94–115 Hawks NA Al Harrington (21) 13,474 21–25

February[edit]

Record: 5–8 ; Home: 3–1 ; Road: 2–6

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
47 2007-02-02 Warriors 102–101 76ers NA Baron Davis (25) 12,768 22–25
48 2007-02-03 Warriors 90–98 Bobcats NA Baron Davis (21) 15,171 22–26
49 2007-02-05 Warriors 113–98 Pacers NA Stephen Jackson (36) 12,736 23–26
50 2007-02-07 Warriors 93–121 Timerwolves NA Šarūnas Jasikevičius (20) 13,212 23–27
51 2007-02-09 Bulls 121–123 Warriors 1 Al Harrington (24) 18,168 24–27
52 2007-02-11 Hawks 106–105 Warriors NA Monta Ellis (21) 17,111 24–28
53 2007-02-12 Warriors 111–123 Nuggets NA Al Harrington (24) 15,513 24–29
54 2007-02-14 Knicks 101–120 Warriors NA Stephen Jackson (36) 17,023 25–29
55 2007-02-21 Grizzlies 115–118 Warriors 1 Stephen Jackson (26) 16,967 26–29
56 2007-02-24 Warriors 90–103 Clippers NA Al Harrington (24) 19,060 26–30
57 2007-02-25 Lakers 102–85 Warriors NA Monta Ellis (22) 20,107 26–31
58 2007-02-27 Warriors 101–122 Bucks NA Monta Ellis (17) 13,409 26–32
59 2007-02-28 Warriors 83–113 Bulls NA Kelenna Azubuike (23) 21,814 26–33

March[edit]

Record: 8–6 ; Home: 6–1 ; Road: 2–5

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
60 2007-03-02 Warriors 97–106 Knicks NA Al Harrington (26) 19,763 26–34
61 2007-03-04 Warriors 106–107 Wizards NA Jason Richardson (28) 20,173 26–35
62 2007-03-05 Warriors 111–93 Pistons NA Jason Richardson (29) 22,076 27–35
63 2007-03-07 Nuggets 96–110 Warriors NA Baron Davis (22) 19,596 28–35
64 2007-03-09 Clippers 89–99 Warriors NA Baron Davis (25) 18,177 29–35
65 2007-03-11 Warriors 87–106 Blazers NA Al Harrington (16) 14,875 29–36
66 2007-03-12 Mavericks 100–117 Warriors NA Mickaël Piétrus (20) 18,377 30–36
67 2007-03-16 Timberwolves 86–106 Warriors NA Monta Ellis (24) 18,527 31–36
68 2007-03-17 Warriors 99–98 Sonics NA Jason Richardson (23) 15,742 32–36
69 2007-03-20 Warriors 100–104 Jazz NA Al Harrington (27) 19,759 32–37
70 2007-03-23 Wizards 128–135 Warriors NA Baron Davis (34) 19,596 33–37
71 2007-03-25 Warriors 113–115 Lakers NA Monta Ellis (31) 18,997 33–38
72 2007-03-26 Spurs 126–89 Warriors NA Two-Way Tie (17) 18,207 33–39
73 2007-03-29 Suns 119–124 Warriors NA Jason Richardson (36) 19,596 34–39

April[edit]

Record: 8–1 ; Home: 4–0 ; Road: 4–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
74 2007-04-01 Grizzlies 117–122 Warriors NA Jason Richardson (26) 17,198 35–39
75 2007-04-04 Warriors 110–99 Rockets NA Jason Richardson (26) 13,929 36–39
76 2007-04-06 Warriors 116–104 Grizzlies NA Baron Davis (31) 14,087 37–39
77 2007-04-07 Warriors 99–112 Spurs NA Jason Richardson (23) 18,797 37–40
78 2007-04-09 Jazz 102–126 Warriors NA Stephen Jackson (28) 17,453 38–40
79 2007-04-13 Warriors 125–108 Kings NA Stephen Jackson (26) 17,317 39–40
80 2007-04-15 Timberwolves 108–121 Warriors NA Jason Richardson (32) 18,223 40–40
81 2007-04-17 Mavericks 82–111 Warriors NA Mickaël Piétrus (22) 20,073 41–40
82 2007-04-18 Warriors 120–98 Blazers NA Stephen Jackson (31) 19,455 42–40
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.

Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 2007 NBA Playoffs

First Round[edit]

(1) Dallas Mavericks vs. (8) Golden State Warriors[edit]

April 22
Golden State Warriors 97, Dallas Mavericks 85
TNT
April 25
Golden State Warriors 99, Dallas Mavericks 112
April 27
Dallas Mavericks 91, Golden State Warriors 109
TNT
April 29
Dallas Mavericks 99, Golden State Warriors 103
TNT
May 1
Golden State Warriors 112, Dallas Mavericks 118
TNT
May 3
Dallas Mavericks 86, Golden State Warriors 111
Golden State wins series, 4–2

The Warriors qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1994, the second longest such streak in league history. However, the Warriors were heavy underdogs against the Dallas Mavericks despite sweeping the regular season series between the teams, as Dallas had one of the best records in NBA regular season history. Expectations of a short series were immediately dashed by Golden State's Game 1 victory in Dallas, behind guard Baron Davis and his rather frantic style of play. The Mavericks came back to win Game 2 to tie the series at a game apiece.

But when the series shifted to Oakland for the next two games, a new X-factor emerged for the Warriors: their home crowd at the Oracle Arena. The electric crowd, which was the highest paid attendance crowd for an NBA game in the history of that arena, gave the Warriors a huge lift as they blew out Dallas in Game 3, and edged out a close victory in Game 4. As the series shifted back to Dallas, the top-ranked Mavericks found themselves one game from seeing their record breaking season end prematurely. The Mavericks gave their all and were able to stave off elimination in Game 5, but had nothing left in Game 6 in Oakland. The Warriors used a third-quarter 18–0 run, sparked by Stephen Jackson's 13 straight points en route to a franchise playoff record seven three-pointers, and an unexpected collapse from MVP candidate Dirk Nowitzki (2-13 from the field with 8 points) to finish Dallas and become the first #8 seed to win a best-of-seven series in the first round, and just the third overall in NBA history, in a mild upset. The Warriors also won their first playoff series since 1991.

Both 2006 NBA Finalists (Dallas and Miami) were eliminated in the first round. This was the first time since 1956 that this had happened.

Conference Semifinals[edit]

(4) Utah Jazz vs. (8) Golden State Warriors[edit]

May 7
Golden State Warriors 112, Utah Jazz 116
TNT
May 9
Golden State Warriors 117, Utah Jazz 127 (OT)
May 11
Utah Jazz 105, Golden State Warriors 125
TNT
May 13
Utah Jazz 115, Golden State Warriors 101
TNT
May 15
Golden State Warriors 87, Utah Jazz 100
Utah wins series, 4–1
The Warriors play the Jazz at Oracle Arena in game 3.

Fresh off their stunning upset of the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks, the Golden State Warriors faced a very different team in Utah. The Warriors continued the frantic style of play they exhibited against the Mavericks, but the Jazz, a more defensive-minded team, managed to shut them down to take Game 1. The Warriors tried to bounce back in Game 2, and took the Jazz to overtime. But the Jazz were able to prevail, due to the inspired clutch play of guard Derek Fisher, who arrived at halftime after being with his family in New York City because of his daughter's emergency eye cancer surgery.

The series shifted back to Oakland and the raucous Oracle Arena crowd, which lifted the Warriors to a resounding blowout in Game 3, a game which saw the Warriors hit a playoff record 11 threes in the first half, and saw guard Baron Davis delivering a series of spectacular plays. However, the Jazz were able to shrug off the crowd and handed the Warriors their only playoff home loss of the year in Game 4. The Warriors' magical playoff run ended as the Jazz finished them off in Game 5. The Jazz advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time since 1998.

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Player G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
Baron Davis 63 62 35.3 .439 .304 .745 .80 3.60 4.40 8.1 2.14 .46 3.06 2.90 20.1
Al Harrington 42 42 32.3 .456 .417 .681 1.90 4.50 6.40 2.3 .95 .33 1.86 3.60 17.0
Stephen Jackson 38 37 34.0 .446 .341 .804 1.20 2.20 3.30 4.6 1.34 .37 2.68 3.00 16.8
Monta Ellis 77 53 34.3 .475 .273 .763 .80 2.40 3.20 4.1 1.71 .27 2.87 2.70 16.5
Jason Richardson 51 49 32.8 .417 .365 .657 1.40 3.70 5.10 3.4 1.06 .63 1.61 2.50 16.0
Mickaël Piétrus 72 38 26.9 .488 .388 .648 1.10 3.40 4.50 .9 .67 .76 1.46 3.10 11.1
Matt Barnes 76 23 23.9 .438 .366 .732 1.20 3.40 4.60 2.1 .96 .54 1.38 2.50 9.8
Andris Biedrins 82 63 29.0 .599 .000 .521 3.10 6.20 9.30 1.1 .82 1.66 1.45 3.70 9.5
Kelenna Azubuike 41 9 16.3 .445 .430 .782 .60 1.70 2.30 .7 .54 .24 .95 1.20 7.1
Anthony Roberson 20 1 11.4 .423 .382 .667 .10 1.00 1.10 .5 .60 .00 .65 1.40 5.6
Renaldo Major 1 0 27.0 .200 .000 .500 .00 2.00 2.00 .0 2.00 .00 1.00 4.00 5.0
Sarunas Jasikevicius 26 2 11.9 .366 .273 .871 .20 .60 .80 2.3 .50 .04 1.19 .80 4.3
Dajuan Wagner 1 0 7.0 1.000 1.000 .500 .00 .00 .00 1.0 .00 .00 1.00 1.00 4.0
Josh Powell 30 0 9.6 .526 .000 .733 .60 1.70 2.30 .6 .17 .40 .80 1.40 3.5
Adonal Foyle 48 6 9.9 .565 .000 .440 1.10 1.60 2.60 .4 .23 1.04 .48 1.30 2.2
Patrick O'Bryant 16 0 7.4 .313 .000 .647 .40 .90 1.30 .6 .38 .50 .50 1.60 1.9


Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

- May 11, 2007 : Most three pointers made during a Playoff half period versus the Utah Jazz (11)

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

Player Former team
Player New team

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]