About an hour before tipoff, Friday night, three rows from the top of Section 217 – light-years from the court below – sat Casey Cassidy of Petaluma at the Chase Center Beer in hand and his 7-year-old son Ryder beside him.
Cassidy wore a blue warrior sweatshirt and hat. Ryder wore the number 30 Stephen Curry jersey he bought on Wednesday, the same day Curry broke his left arm bone
Immediately removed the most compelling reason to see this team.
“It’s going for the old warriors,” Cassidy said, chuckling uncomfortably. “It’s going to be a different year to be sure.”
The reality has been learned to Golden State fans, that after learning Curry will be sidelined for at least three months. Not only this, but the Warriors will also miss the playoffs,
And perhaps struggling to stay competitive, his entertainment value landed Phoenix’s Aaron Baynes at the hands of Curry.
So it would be “Old Warriors” in another respect: come for basketball, not the final score. (The Warriors, incidentally, lost 127–110 to San Antonio.)
It set the crowd apart in Oakland for all those lean years before Curry and company. The subjects loved hoops. They came to see the world’s best
Players, even if some of those players were employed by the home team.
NBA Finals? Championship Parade? Those joyous events happened in other places – and the Coliseum Arena / Oracle Arena still burst with vibrancy and lightning.
Therefore, on Friday night, the Warriors and their fans returned to a distant era of return hopes. There were a lot of empty seats, and the mood was bad.
In view of Curry’s forecast, which will keep him out until at least 1 February.
Forward Drummond Green, the last man of this championship, suddenly found himself swimming all over. It’s totally weird for a man.
Addicted to winning, from Saginaw (Min.) To Michigan State, and especially with the Warriors.
“As you said, I’ve lived all my life, so it’s definitely different,” Green said after the game. “You just have perspective. We went all five.
Asked if further thinking had made it any easier, knowing Curry and Kell Thompson would eventually return, Green interrupted the question and said, “Hell no.” I hate losing
I’m not trying to show that, but I hate losing.
There was a strange vibe from outside on Friday night. Two hours before game time, Omari Spellman worked on his pick-and-roll moves.
Marquis Chris hoisted the jumpers. Jordan Poule sat on the bench with the director of player development Chris Demarco, studying the video on a laptop.
Curry’s pregame shooting routine is not a show in itself. Not at all. Head coach Steve Kerr promoted the perspective.
Head coaches Greig Popovich and Popovich often remind their players how good they have in the NBA.
The last two days were part of Kerr’s message to his players, as he started moving without Curry.
“I think they’re in good spirits,” Kerr said. “Everyone feels bad for Steph. … We should all be very grateful for what we have and to understand it is just life. We have had such good fortune in the last five years here. We take it for what life is, the way it goes. ”
The spectators of the game – even those who had opened up a small fortune to season tickets in the Chase – shared Kerr’s view. Take two people walking through
The grounds between the arena and Third Street are both wearing a green jersey.
Pilot Smith paid $ 23,000 for two of his “fake” season tickets, including $ 13,000 in-seat licenses with his nephew Lester Armstrong.
He does not expect another trip to the finals. But he also insisted that he is still curious about the season.