Baron Davis: Knicks Can Pull Off Upset Similar to the 2007 Warriors

by April 27, 2012

Baron Davis spear-headed what was arguably the greatest upset in NBA Playoff history as a member of the Golden State Warriors in 2007, and he sees no reason his Knicks can’t pull off the same feat against the Miami Heat this year. From the NY Daily News: “Baron Davis once led the Golden State Warriors to one of the biggest playoff upsets in NBA history, and the veteran point guard believes this Knicks team has the same qualities to shock either Miami or Chicago this year. ‘The thing we had with the Warriors is that we knew we could win that series and we wanted to win that series,’ Davis said on Thursday, recalling the eighth-seeded Warriors’ 2007 first-round upset of the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks. ‘The confidence was there. We share that same type energy here knowing that no one is counting us in it to win it. But we believe in ourselves and our ability to be able to stop people down the stretch and we have two of the best scorers in the game. If the game is tight we know that we have a good chance of winning.’ Five years ago, the Warriors became only the third eighth seed to upset a No. 1 and the first since the opening round went from best-of-five games to the current best-of-seven. The Denver Nuggets (1994 over Seattle) and the Knicks (1999 over Miami) are the only other No. 8 seeds to win a series.”