Jason Terry

Warriors end one Golden State drought

Warriors end one Golden State drought

Here comes the old footage of Rick Barry's underhand free throws. And maybe a few blurry shots of fresh-faced rookie Jamaal Wilkes.

They were the catalysts the last time the Golden State Warriors made it to the NBA Finals, 40 long years ago.

It happened again amid a delirious crowd at the same arena that housed the 1975 champions, the present-day Warriors continuing to run away from teams with a crushing offense rooted in three-point revelry.

The Warriors eliminated the Houston Rockets, 104-90, in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, adding a few different touches to the usual plan Wednesday, including a ridiculous 59-39 rebounding edge.

As the gold confetti...