Long before the Golden State Warriors would dominate the 2014-15 regular season and win their way into the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers that start on Thursday, co-owner Joe Lacob wrote his goals for the coming season on a piece of paper and hid it inside his office desk.
"I thought we were a lot better than a 51-win team," Lacob, whose team entered the playoffs with a 67-15 mark, told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday night while celebrating his team's Western Conference Finals win over the Houston Rockets. "I didn't write 60 (wins on the paper), but it was damn close. It was high 50s. Our goal, as I've said all along, was to get to the Western Conference Finals. That was our goal, to get to the Western Conference Finals. Anything beyond that, I think we exceeded our goal."
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