The acoustics inside Chesapeake Energy Arena went from jumbo jet on takeoff to prairie at midnight. Fans who had been screaming only a few minutes earlier were now roaring through the exits, leaving only a throng of fans cloaked in the colors of the visiting team.
As the Golden State Warriors loyalists gathered in a corner of the arena around TNT analysts dissecting a wild, wild finish in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, one word repeatedly pierced the otherwise deadened arena.
“Warriors! Warriors! Warriors!”
A series that is tied at three games apiece heading into the deciding Game 7 on Monday evening at Oracle...