Warriors Release Statement on Scheduling Conflict with Chance the Rapper Concert

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 13, 2017

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Fans of Chance the Rapper in the Bay Area will be even more hopeful the Golden State Warriors can sweep the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 2017 NBA playoffs.

SB Nation's Tim Cato noted a potential Game 5 between the Warriors and Blazers would be the same date as a scheduled concert for Chance inside Oracle Arena. A spokesperson for the team told Cato the Warriors would receive preference in the event of any conflict.

"When booking concert events at the arena during a playoff run, we typically schedule contingency dates for that event. The Warriors will have the priority on April 26," the spokesperson said. "A formal announcement for the Chance the Rapper show is in the works, pending that the show will be moved."

Since Steve Kerr took over as head coach in 2014-15, the Warriors swept the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the 2015 playoffs and went five games with the Houston Rockets in 2016's initial pairing.

The good news for those with tickets to Chance the Rapper's show is that Golden State went 4-0 against Portland during the regular season. The Warriors won the first two meetings by an average of 34 points. They beat the Blazers by single digits in the next two matchups—playing the second without Stephen Curry.

Bleacher Report's Josh Martin predicted Golden State will eliminate Portland in four games.

           

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

          

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