OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Oracle Arena went nuts in the final moments of Friday night’s NBA game as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Chicago Bulls 106 to 94 for their 14th win in a row. Fans are hopeful they’ll maintain momentum for Sunday night’s away game against the Denver Nuggets where they could tie the Houston Astros’ 20-year record for best start to the season at 15 wins in a row.
The excitement was in the air from the minute the game began until the end with fans on their feet throughout the close game. The team has said they practice as hard as before they earned last year’s championship. Replica trophies went to the earliest arriving fans at the arena on a first-come- first serve basis.
“Steph Curry…he’s lighting up the court every night,” said Cort Halsey a 10-year-old fan in attendance Friday night. “If he keeps playing like this they’re going to get 50 in a row.”
And it could be true. The night before the Warriors came back from 20 down against the L.A. Clippers.
Even fans wearing Chicago jerseys had to admit, Curry is in a league of his own.
“This was amazing. This was worth all the years that we sat here and saw them lose,” said Paula Broome a longtime Warriors fan from Benicia. She and her husband Thomas are 10-year season ticket holders and much like the team, they’re in it for the long haul. “I’d like to see them break the record. They work so hard. They deserve it.”