Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr got emotional after defeating the San Antonio Spurs 144-113 in front of a record crowd.
Officially 68,323 for a special occasion to break the NBA attendance record of 62,046 when Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls played the Atlanta Hawks in 1998 at the Georgia Dome. packed into the Alamodome.
The Warriors had 25 points on eight players led by Jordan Poole in double figures with 6 assists on 8-of-16 shooting, while Stephen Curry was the first player since December 10 to score. Scored 15 points for the first win with the team.
It was an even more special night for Kerr, who was a member of the Spurs’ championship team in 1999 and 2003, and the home team aired a video package dedicated to him ahead of the info.
“First of all, I want to thank the Spurs for a great night.
“For me, it was a bit of a trip down memory lane. When they played the video and introduced me before the game, I was emotional. This was a really special night, and the Spurs made it special.
“I think the reason I felt like myself was because I was part of the Spurs and know how lucky I was to meet ‘Pop’. [general manager] RC [Buford]and play with Timmy [Duncan]and Manu [Ginobli]David Robinson, Avery [Johnson] and Sean [Elliot] – Whole group.
“My kids spent a good part of their childhood here just to be part of this team and this community for five years of my life, to be accepted by the fans and to be accepted by my family here. I got
This is a special place and tonight was a great opportunity to show how special the Spurs are and how special San Antonio is.
Draymond Green compared the atmosphere to college basketball’s Final Four, which is usually played in similar stadiums.
“It was a lot of fun,” he said. “It’s funny, I had someone tell me at the start of the game that it felt like I was playing Final Four all over again.
“To go through that experience, you never think you’ll be able to go through it again.
“I think this is a great achievement for the Spurs organization and I’m glad we were a team that could be a part of this game and it.