Warrior Fans Gearing Up For Biggest Game of Their Lives

Jimmy Spencer@JimmySpencerNBANBA Lead WriterMay 16, 2013

Warriors fans have been waiting a long time to come this far into the postseason.
Warriors fans have been waiting a long time to come this far into the postseason.Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Golden State Warriors' success has dragged their fans into an unfamiliar situation.

But they're geared up for it. The Warriors host the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals.

The Warriors haven't been this deep into the postseason since they played a Game 7 in the conference semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1977.

That's 36 years ago. Thirty-six.

So does that explain why Oracle is about to become unhinged—even if it's for the last time this postseason?

Warriors fans haven't celebrated this long into the postseason since the 2007 "We Believe" team lost in five games to the Utah Jazz in the conference semifinals. That followed the team's first-round upset as a No. 8 seed over the No. 1-seeded Dallas Mavericks.

But since then, the postseason has been nonexistent. This is just the second postseason in 19 seasons for the Warriors.

During media availability before the game, Warriors owner Joe Lacob patted his young star Stephen Curry on the back and offered simple advice.

"Make it fun, make it really fun, " the owner told Curry. "There's fun and then there's really fun." Curry laughed.

But Warriors fans, as simple as it may sound, are on the same page as their owner. They are ready to make "Roaracle" come alive for Game 6.

Warriors rookie Draymond Green agrees:

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