In a gesture to their stop here last season, Golden State’s MVP guard, Steph Curry, asked Warriors mentor Steve Kerr if any Milwaukee Bucks fans would appear in T-shirts inscribed with “10-3” at Saturday’s game between the two teams, Kerr said before tipoff.
It was on a Saturday night not exactly a year prior – Dec. 12, 2015, with Golden State playing the last part of a consecutive set in the wake of going from a Friday triumph in Boston – that the Warriors’ ideal 24-0 begin to the season finished at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Various fans had wore idealistic “24-1” T-shirts that demonstrated prophetic after Milwaukee’s 108-95 triumph over the then-defending champions.
Kerr, who still was sidelined by back issues as aide Luke Walton taking care of the seat obligations for the initial 43 games, tongue in cheek tested the foreknowledge of Bucks fans this time round.
“I will offer two tickets to anyone in the stands, to a game at Oracle [Arena], who shows up with a “10-3″ shirt on. That would be awesome,” the Golden State coach said.
At that point Kerr promptly began qualifying his offer, inevitably heaping up a greater number of disclaimers than the fast fire portrayal toward the end of a pharmaceutical commercial.
“I’m not giving them a plane ticket or a place to remain. Be that as it may, I’ll give them couple tickets,” he said. “It must be a real one, though. They can’t just scribble on [because] they see this on the way over. It’s got to be, like, silkscreened.”
Gracious, and the Bucks really would need to win to stick Golden State, who entered the game with a 10-2 record, with that third loss.
Kerr said, “They’ve got to have the shirt, it’s got to be professionally done, it has to come true and they have to pay their own airfare and hotel.”
Not to stress, Steve.
Behind Kevin Durant’s 33 points, the Warriors clutched beat the Bucks 124-121.