The Warriors Predicted a Sweep Before Game 4 in Houston

by May 26, 2015

The Golden State Warriors’ communications department expected their squad to make quick work of the Houston Rockets in Game 4 Monday night … whoops!

After the Rockets staved off elimination with a 128-115 win, forcing a Game 5 back in Oakland, each player was handed a sheet predicting a sweep by the Dubs.

The Warriors also irked Houston by handing out promotional t-shirts to their fans in the Rockets’ building.

Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals is set for Wednesday night.


The memo read in part: “The Golden State Warriors will return to Oakland tomorrow (Tuesday, May 26) following their 4-0 series sweep of the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals.” […] The memo wasn’t distributed to the media, but its legitimacy was confirmed by Raymond Ridder, the Warriors’ vice president for communication.


Several players, including Corey Brewer, smiled and shook their heads upon reading the memo.


“They’re confident in their team,” said Josh Smith, who scored 20 points Monday night. “It’s not added motivation; we just got to go out there and play. I don’t really feed into the whole mentally get your rah-rah hype. I just want to go out and play my game.”