Coach Kerr unveils the new banner for Oakland and Oracle 😍 pic.twitter.com/ejeud0HnsP
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 8, 2019
OAKLAND — The Warriors played their final regular season game ever at Oracle Arena on Sunday, smashing the Los Angeles Clippers 131-104 to clinch the top seed in the Western Conference.
After the win, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said a few words to the sell-out crowd, thanking them for 47 years of support. Before heading to the locker room, Kerr helped unveil a banner that will hang in the Chase Center next year, honoring Oracle.
“Obviously this is the ceremonial final game at Oracle,” Kerr told the crowd. “We’ve got a few more to come. We’re going to need every bit of your support these next couple of months, so thank you. Behind me we’ve got a banner signifying 47 years at Oracle Arena, and this banner will hang in the new Chase Center as well. So thank you to everybody. We love you, we’ll see you in the playoffs.”
While the Warriors will be back at Oracle next week for the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, Sunday’s game put the cap on the arena as the team’s consistant regular season home since 1971. Sunday was the 1,936th regular season game played at Oracle. The team finishes with a record of 1,165-770 (.602). Both the first game played on Oct. 24, 1967, and the last game were Warriors wins.
Golden State won four NBA championships while playing in the building (1975, 2015, 2017, 2018), with the opportunity to win a fifth this year. The Warriors went 78-4 in the building from 2014-2016 in the regular season.