With their backs against the wall, the Golden State Warriors reacted as they should have.
The Warriors jumped out to an early lead at home and never looked back, controlling the game for the majority of the time with a double-digit lead to recover one and cut their deficit.
Of course, winning one game is one thing; winning three straight is quite another.
However, Warriors star Stephen Curry asserted they were totally confident in their abilities to win this series when asked about their confidence for the rest of the series.
“We have a lot of confidence that we can come back in this series.” Steph pic.twitter.com/3gTLcrXGMd
Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) May 11, 2023
The Warriors have seen a deficit like this before.
In the now-famous series against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the 2015–16 season that prompted Kevin Durant to relocate to the Bay Area, they were also behind 3–1 at the time.
Although it’s quite improbable that the Warriors would suddenly sign LeBron James or Anthony Davis after this series, they might make history by overcoming a 3-1 deficit once more.
The Warriors haven’t been a strong traveling squad this season, and they’ve lost back-to-back games in this series at Crypto.com Arena.
Even in the victory, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole continued to have significant shooting difficulties, so it might not be as simple this time.
But the Warriors dynasty has repeatedly shown that it can overcome the odds, so there’s no reason why its supporters shouldn’t be as optimistic as Curry going into Games 6 and, maybe, 7.