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As host Matt Steinmetz recalled, Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki famously put a hole in a wall at Oracle Arena after the No. 8 seed Warriors upset the 67-win and top-seeded Mavs.

“I think he threw a chair,” Barnes said. “Remember, the hole was really high up.”

Actually, it was a trash can.

The Warriors fan base was starved for the postseason in 2007 following a 13-year drought at that point and the atmosphere at Oracle Arena was electric for Game 3 and Game 4, before the Warriors closed out the series in Game 6 in Oakland. The Warriors became just the third No. 8 seed in NBA history to upset a No. 1 seed.

“We played really well,” Barnes said. “We were able to – at the time – make NBA history. It was a special group and it was definitely a fun time.”

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