5 Biggest Golden State Warriors Wins of the Season

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Biggest Golden State Warriors Wins of the Season

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A day after dominating the Los Angeles Lakers, the Golden State Warriors are feeling confident. And with a 41-31 record in a tough Western Conference, they have every right to feel that way.

The Warriors have had their ups and downs this season, but for the first time in years they have been able to weather the storm and get through their low points before they found themselves in the draft lottery. Coach Mark Jackson has been a great leader for this team, preaching defense and hustle. He has his players believing in his system and willing to make the sacrifices that are necessary to win ball games.

The Warriors are currently sitting as the sixth seed and are slowly inching closer to their first playoff birth since 2007 and their second since 1994. It has been a long time coming for Warriors fans, who are some of the most loyal fans that there are. They have stood by and supported their team through years of disappointment and embarrassment.

With Stephen Curry and David Lee as the faces of the franchise, the Warriors now have a marketable ball club that has the ability to be successful on and off the court. This is a major step forward from the days of Stephen Jackson and Monta Ellis. The city of Oakland needs something positive. When a Baron Davis lead Warriors team upset the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2007 playoffs, the city ran yellow with "We Believe" shirts. What will it be this year?

Golden State has proven that they can beat some of the best teams in the league. Here are their five biggest wins of the season.

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5. 114-110 Win Over The Los Angeles Clippers

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On Nov. 3, 2012, the Warriors made a statement in the third game of the season by defeating the Clippers in L.A. It was a confidence builder for the W's, who had just lost their swingman Brandon Rush for the season to a knee injury the night before. Stephen Curry and Carl Landry each had 23 points to lead the way.

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4. 104-99 Win Over The Oklahoma City Thunder

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On Jan. 23, 2013, the Warriors knocked off the defending Western Conference champion Thunder. Stephen Curry torched Russell Westbrook for 31 points and seven rebounds. David Lee had 22 points and 12 rebounds in route to a powerful home victory that had the Oracle crowd standing throughout the 4th quarter.

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3. 107-101 Win Over The San Antonio Spurs

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On Feb. 22, 2013, the Warriors held off the Western Conference's top seeded Spurs in overtime. This was a huge moral lift for the Warriors, who have a history of trouble with the Spurs. Jarrett Jack was huge off of the bench, scoring 30 points and dishing out 10 assists in front of the Warriors home crowd.

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2. 109-103 Win Over The Los Angeles Lakers

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On March 25, 2013, the Warriors dominated their rival Lakers and frustrated Dwight Howard in the paint all night. Stephen Curry had 25 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds and David Lee had 23 points and 12 rebounds. In front of a sell-out Warriors crowd, they proved that they are no longer afraid of the purple and gold.

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1. 97-95 Win Over The Miami Heat

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On Dec. 12, 2012, the Warriors went into Miami and shocked the defending champion Heat. Golden State fought hard all game long, holding the offensive juggernauts under triple digits. With 0.9 seconds left in the game, rookie Draymond Green made a great back door cut and laid in the go ahead basket off of a brilliant pass from Jarrett Jack. Klay Thompson had 27 points, seven rebounds and four assists while knocking down five three-pointers in one of the breakout games of his career. David Lee had 22 points and 14 rebounds while physically frustrating LeBron and Co. all night, leading to the Warriors' biggest win of the season.

You can follow Rich Peters on twitter @Tricky_Roma.

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