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Klay Thompson criticized the Oracle crowd after Sunday’s deflating loss

Roaracle, or Snoracle?

NBA: Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors suffered one of their worst losses in the last five years Sunday night, dropping a home contest to the lowly Phoenix Suns.

And five-time All-Star Klay Thompson, who led the Warriors with 28 points, was critical of the Oracle Arena fans after the game, for not bringing strong energy.

“I expect our crowd to be a little more into it, too,” Thompson said of the low all-around energy in Oakland. “I know it’s not the playoffs, but it is our last go-around at Oracle. At least you could stand up if someone makes a good play, especially in the beginning. We need that energy, especially this time of the year.

“It’s hard to conjure up energy every single night, ‘cause you’re looking forward to the playoffs and that run. So we expect our fans to kind of, you know, bring that from the jump. It’s like us though, you can’t bring it every night. But still, it helps - it doesn’t matter if we’re playing the Suns or the Bucks, whoever it is - we need that energy from them ‘cause we feed off that.”

Off night or not, the Warriors still have some of the best fans in the world, and one of the loudest arenas. The home court advantage at Oracle is strong, even if the results haven’t been great this year.

But the crowd isn’t quite as loud as it once was, largely a result of rapidly rising ticket prices.

The Warriors are now off for a four-game road trip, and won’t be back in Oakland until Thursday, March 21. We’ll see how the energy inside Oracle is then.

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