By far my favorite memory of KeyArena was on March 17, 2007 when Baron Davis hit a game-winning jumper to earn a 99-98 win over the Seattle SuperSonics.
I lived in Seattle at that time and it was nice to be able to catch a NBA game here and there at KeyArena, especially when the Golden State Warriors were in town. And at that time in particular, that was the only way I was able to catch a small portion of the We Believe experience instead of hunting down a bar with NBA League Pass that would turn to the game for me.
That’s probably a weird way to pay tribute to the Sonics, but it just so happens that the vast majority of my We Believe memories come with me yelling like nobody else was watching while surrounded by Sonics fans. So obviously that’s where my mind goes with the Warriors facing the Sacramento Kings tonight in a special game at KeyArena in Seattle, which is where Hall of Famer Rick Welts got his start in the NBA.
But back to the present...
Brady Klopfer described the competition for the Warriors’ starting center position, which 2016 first round draft pick Damian Jones seems to be leading. Daniel Hardee covered the other key aspects of this game in his preview for us here at Golden State of MInd. Winston Chung added some betting perspective for us with his post earlier this afternoon.
Yet the most relevant storyline for the Warriors today is probably about someone who isn’t there, as Jannelle Moore wrote earlier this morning: what’s up with Patrick McCaw? And what will the Warriors do if he remains steadfast in his commitment to sign elsewhere?
We won’t get the answers tonight, but we’ll probably get a glimpse of who’s in a good position to benefit if McCaw does in fact leave.
Anyway, discuss the game with us in the comments! TGIF!