Inaasahan umano ng Golden State Warriors na mapupuno ng emosyon ang Game 6 ng NBA Finals dahil ito ang huling pagkakataon na maglalaro sila sa Oracle Arena sa Oakland.
Sa susunod na season kasi ay lilipat na sila sa panibago nilang bahay sa Chase Center sa San Francisco, na nagkakahalagang $1-bilyon.
Ayon kay Warriors guard Stephen Curry, gagawin daw nila itong inspirasyon, maliban pa kay Kevin Durant at sa kanilang home crowd, upang mapanatiling buhay ang kanilang pangarap na three-peat.
“To protect our home court, feed off our crowd’s energy, play for K and try to keep our season alive, there are a lot of things that you can tap into for energy,” wka ni Curry. “We’ll be ready.”
Sinabi naman ni Klay Thompson, inaasahan umano ng Golden State ang “historic support” mula sa kanilang mga fans.
“We’re just thinking about enjoying this last show at Oracle,” ani Thompson. “I expect our fans to be the loudest they’ve ever been, especially in the name of Kevin and bringing his type of spirit to the fight and the competitiveness.
“We deserve it, but more importantly Kevin does for what he gave this team, this organization. There wouldn’t be (championship) banners if it wasn’t for his presence. So we expect our crowd to be loud for him.”
Sumailalim si Durant, na two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, sa surgery nitong Huwebes bago isagawa ng Warriors ang kanilang huling arena practice.
“It’s going to be an epic night for sure,” sambit naman ni Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins. “Going to be a lot of emotions and a lot of passion in the building.
“We just got to find a way to grind through it and make something happen. No matter what type of adversity hits this team we find a way to fight through.”