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Asking DNHQ: How important is homecourt advantage to GSW?
They balled out at Chase Center this year, folks. But are you confident that building will have the same intimidating aura as Oracle?
If somebody told me before the season that the Golden State Warriors would win 3 outta 4 regular season games against the juggernaut-on-paper Los Angeles Lakers, I’d probably would’ve immediately started shimmying to some defiant jazz.
And there’d be extra cause of celebration that the Warriors survived the loss of former Dub KENT BAZEMORE who defected to the Lakers in the offseason. I think my exact quote about losing Baze this offseason was “I'd be really interested to find any point this upcoming season where the fan base floods the comment section with ‘damn we coulda used Bazemore tonight’”.
Let’s just say I thought Baze’s absence would have…little effect.
Anyways the Warriors capped off winning the season series 3-1 over the Lakers with a 128-112 victory last night in Chase Center.
Speaking of Chase, for the first time that building is about to get baptized into the special atmosphere that is the NBA playoffs (I don’t count the play-in tournament loss to the Memphis Grizzlies last season smh).
The Warriors went 31-10 at home in San Francisco this season, second only to the Phoenix Suns’ 32-8 home record. GSW’s home dominance this season is getting comparable to some of those stellar records we’ve seen during their time at Oracle.
Wellp, the Dubs are guaranteed home court advantage for at least ONE series this postseason. Do you believe Chase Center will provide a big-time boost for Golden State during the playoffs? WILL IT REACH ORACLE LEVELS OF INSANITY AND INTIMIDATION?!