The Golden State Warriors reached incredible milestones during the 119-113 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night.
It was the first game of the Golden State Warriors‘ current homestand and the fans at Oracle arena made sure it was the 161st consecutive sold out game for the home team. DubNation isn’t just a hashtag on Twitter; it’s a phrase that represents the extraordinary passion and energy that Golden State Warriors fans always bring to the home court.
To their credit, Golden State’s players never seem to take their great home court advantage for granted. On Sunday, the Warriors lacked a certain energy and effort in their loss to the Lakers. However, every player on the Warriors’s roster regrouped and on Monday, brought back the level of effort that fans have grown to expect them to have on a daily basis.
At the end of the third quarter against the Magic, the Warriors were up by 17 points. Tensions started to rise in Oracle though, when Orlando was able to cut the deficit to as little as two points with only a few minutes left in the game. As usual, Klay Thompson responded with a clutch three-pointer. Stephen Curry then added a fast-break layup to clinch the victory, and all was well again on the Warriors’ home ground.
The win set a new NBA record as Golden State notched their 45th consecutive home win in the regular season. It was a true honor for fans to witness this incredible achievement in the most electrifying home court in the NBA.
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Stephen Curry was the game’s highest scorer with a bold 41 point performance and Thompson added a solid 27 points. The Splash Brothers were running at full efficiency with their 68 combined points and the 12 three-pointers made between the two of them.
Andrew Bogut contributed the assist of the night when he swatted the ball in midair to a wide-open Curry who nailed the three-pointer. Curry has become essentially automatic when he shoots uncontested three’s. Bogut showed his agreement with that sentiment as he jogged back with his hand raised in celebration before Curry actually made the shot.
Despite being sick earlier in the day, Draymond Green made it back into the starting lineup. He only managed to score one point on a shaky night and had a few turnovers. However, he contributed a game high 10 assists in another high energy Green-style performance.
With a microphone in hand after the victory, Green expressed the great appreciation that the Golden State Warriors have for their fans. It was a sincere gesture that was the perfect way to end a night of history in Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry also added words of his own after the game:
— GoldenStateWarriors (@warriors) March 8, 2016
Curry especially did his part in making Monday a historic night. On a signature deep three-pointer in the third quarter, Stephen Curry became the first player in NBA history to make 300 three’s in a season. It’s the perfect milestone to add to this unreal season for Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
Throughout the night, booming M-V-P chants roared in the arena for Curry. It was wild, electric and showed that fans of the Golden State Warriors are definitely good at infusing a regular season game with a playoff-type atmosphere.