The Golden State Warriors won a trip to the NBA Finals, and they did so without losing a game at Chase Center. After defeating the Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, the Dubs have gone nine consecutive home playoffs without losing.
It’s not just a trace to this particular post-season period, it’s one that stretches back to the brief history of the entire existence of the Chase Center.
The record is also a record. Of the 29 NBA arenas around the country — the Crypto.com Arena whose gruesome name is still shared between the two Los Angeles franchises — no team has yet to have the first home playoff winning streak to reach nine battle. The Utah Jazz held the previous record, set during the 1992 post-season. The team won eight consecutive playoffs at home before breaking the record on May 28 of that year against the Portland Trail Blazers in a game. Western Conference Finals. For what it’s worth, the gold standard for home playoff record in the opening stages of an arena is 11-2, which the Los Angeles Lakers achieved in 2000.
In the Finals, the Warriors will have a chance to extend that streak to 13 games, as Golden State will have a home-field advantage over Boston and Miami, who are trailing behind thanks to draws.
But hitting that number wouldn’t set a massive post-season record of 14 consecutive wins, a mark set since 1949 with the Minneapolis Lakers playing at the Minneapolis Auditorium. That record was finally broken on March 31, 1951, against the Rochester Royals.
However, even if the team doesn’t get there – believe it or not, the Warriors will lose the playoffs at Chase Center at some point due to the sudden death of the world – the team certainly won’t be too bothered by them. held the all-time record for consecutive home wins after the season of 16 .
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