Mickael Pietrus spends some quality time with the fans after the Warriors won their first playoff series since 1991.
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Baron Davis was the main reason why the Warriors became the first No. 8 seed to win a best-of-seven series. The explosive point guard averaged 25 points against the Mavs, shooting 54 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from three-point range. He scored 20 points in the series-clinching Game 6 victory despite limping around on an injured hamstring.
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Jason Richardson, playing in the first playoff series of his six-year career, averaged 19.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in the six games. He made 15 of the Warriors' 62 three-pointers.
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Coach Don Nelson, shown here with Baron Davis, guided the Warriors to a 9-1 finish just to make the playoffs on the final day of the regular season. Nelson topped that in the first round by tormenting a Mavs team he coached for eight seasons.
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The Warriors relied on a small-ball style to upend the Mavs, but Andris Biedrins, the one true big man in their rotation, was a significant factor in the series. He recorded two double-doubles, including a 12-point, 12-rebound performance in Game 6.
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Dirk Nowitzki was unable to exploit his size advantage against the Warriors, who relied on their quickness and an assortment of double teams to stifle the Mavs' star 7-footer. Nowitzki capped his disappointing series with a 2-for-13 shooting effort in Game 6.
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Stephen Jackson had an eventful series. When he managed to stay on the court -- he was ejected from two games -- he made big shot after big shot. He picked up the slack for an ailing Baron Davis in Game 6, hitting 7-of-8 three-pointers and finishing with 33 points.
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The Warriors put the clamps on Devin Harris and his teammates, limiting the Mavs to 42.3 percent shooting in the series. Dallas had shot 46.7 percent during the regular season.
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Jason Terry had a decent series offensively, but he and the Mavs' other perimeter defenders had no answer for Baron Davis, who expertly orchestrated a Warriors offense that averaged 105.2 points on 46.4 percent shooting.
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Owner Mark Cuban said he doesn't foresee ''blowing anything up'' after his 67-win Mavs failed to get out of the first round in defense of their Western Conference title.
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