December 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) and small forward Harrison Barnes (40) celebrate after a three-point basket by Barnes during the fourth quarter against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Raptors 112-103. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Warriors owner Joe Lacob credits the fans for their comeback win against the Raptors


The Warriors were down by 27 in the third quarter in Tuesday night’s game against the Raptors. They won the game.

So, with less than 24 minutes of playing time left in the game, the Warriors outscored Toronto by 36 points to win by nine. The Warriors have the best fans in the league hands down, so they were lucky they were at home. They caught fire, but before that, the fans were standing and cheering after every bucket while they were still down by 20. Some fans won’t cheer when they’re teams are up by 20.

Warriors owner Joe Lacob was in the crowd cheering as well, and he gives all the credit to the fans for their comeback.  “I just wanna say one thing. The reason we won this game. The fans stood the entire fourth quarter,” said Lacob, via Let’s Go Warriors. “Think about that. We’re down 20, and they’re going crazy. So I think (the fans)deserve the assist for tonight.”

There is a lot of passion in Oakland, which is impressive to me. With the Lakwrs nearby, you’d assume they’d be inclined to root for them, but that’s not the case. When fans act the way they did on Tuesday, it is one of the best things in sports.

H/T to my friends over at Blue Man Hoop

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