Maybe the Warriors should petition the NBA to move Friday night's game against San Antonio to HP Pavilion.
A little background:
During their otherwise forgettable 1996-97 season (that team, featuring Latrell Sprewell, Joe Smith and Chris Mullin, went 30-52), the Warriors managed to go 4-0 against San Antonio. They played their home games that season at what was then known as San Jose Arena because their arena in Oakland was undergoing renovations.
That's the only time Golden State has swept a season series from the Spurs, who entered the NBA after the merger with the ABA prior to the 1976-77 season.
Since that '96-97 season, the Spurs-Warriors series has become so lopsided in San Antonio's favor that it puts the "numb" in numbers.
-- The Warriors have gone 7-49 against San Antonio.
-- The Warriors have lost all 28 games in San Antonio.
-- The Warriors have been swept in 10 of the 15 season series, including the past four.
-- The Warriors have lost 16 in a row overall to the Spurs, including a 95-88 decision in San Antonio on Jan. 18.
In his second season as the Warriors' head coach, Mark Jackson doesn't view Friday's game in historical terms.
"It'll be a great opportunity for us to take care of home," Jackson said Thursday, "but that's all it means. We're not looking into what has taken place the last 15 years. ... We know that they've played well against us the last year and a half; that's our history, but the rest of that is somebody else's."
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Big reason for Warriors' skid vs. Spurs
San Francisco Chronicle | Feb 22