Game Preview: Warriors at Rockets - Game 3 - 4/21/16
Leading the series 2-0, the Warriors head to Houston for Game 3 on Thursday night.
Warriors - Rockets Game 3 Preview
ON TO HOUSTON
After Golden State defended home court and won the opening two games of the series, the Warriors now head to Houston to take on the Rockets in Game 3 on Thursday night. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Watch the action on CSN Bay Area (live stream on CSN Live Extra) and TNT, or listen to the call on KNBR 680 and the Warriors Mobile App.
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LAST TIME OUT
The Warriors took a 2-0 series lead after defeating the Rockets 115-106 in Game 2 on Monday night. Stephen Curry missed the game due to injury, but Klay Thompson picked up the scoring slack, leading Golden State with 34 points. Draymond Green filled the stat sheet with 12 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists, while Andre Iguodala added 18 points off the bench. Full Game Recap
Injury Report/Roster Notes
SEEN THIS BEFORE
Following the Warriors’ Game 2 victory, Steve Kerr mentioned that Andre Iguodala’s performance reminded him a bit of the veteran swingman’s play in last year’s NBA Finals, in which Iguodala was named the series’ most valuable player. Well, Kerr was spot on. The 18 points scored by Iguodala in Game 2 were just slightly more than his 16.3 average points per game in that Finals series, and just like last June, Iguodala’s offensive explosion didn’t come at the expense of his typical lockdown defense. There’s a reason why Iguodala was considered to be amongst the most likely candidates to take home the league’s Sixth Man award this season, and although he ultimately didn’t win, there’s no discounting the importance Iguodala provides to the Warriors, both as a bench producer and veteran presence. It seems that as the stakes get higher, the better Iguodala performs, and that means great things for the Warriors as the playoffs will only get tougher as they proceed.
No team forced more turnovers per game than the Rockets in the regular season, but in this playoff series, the tables have been turned. Houston has turned the ball over an average of 21.5 times per game thus far in this series, far and away the most of any postseason team. The turnovers wouldn’t be so detrimental if the Warriors weren’t converting those into easy buckets, but alas, that’s exactly what Golden State is doing. The Dubs are turning those 21.5 turnovers into 28.0 points per game, which is an awfully high number for Houston to overcome, particularly because they are not forcing the Warriors into a comparable amount of errors. Trailing 2-0 in a best-of-seven series, the Rockets are desperate for a win in Game 3, and they’ll need to take much better care of the ball and play considerably better transition defense if they hope to rebound at home.
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Arena & Game Info
Food & Concessions
The Oracle Arena culinary team is excited to welcome fans this season with a brand new menu featuring unparalleled variety and showcasing some of the best Bay Area eats. Courtesy of Executive Chef Tim Radack and team, fans will enjoy a signature selection of new dishes and reimagined gameday favorites.
For a complete, interactive guide on where to find all of our food and concessions within the arena, download the Warriors Mobile App and visit the "At The Game" section.
Services & Amenities
Download the brand new version of the Golden State Warriors Official Mobile App for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Stay connected at the game, or wherever you go, and get live stats, news and videos. Enhance your gameday experience at Oracle Arena by upgrading your seats, viewing our interactive arena map, checking live traffic and much more. Plus, be on the lookout for exclusive notifications with free giveaways, merchandise discounts and much more!
Assistive Listening Devices
Assistive Listening Devices are available at the First Aid station located on the main concourse behind section 106.
Automatic Teller Machines are located on the main concourse outside section 110, 128 and on the upper concourse at section 221. An ATM is also located within the Stella Artois Club.
Bicycle racks are located at the north flagpole adjacent to parking Lot F.
Box Office Hours
Oracle Arena's box office hours are:
Monday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Weekends and Holidays (on non-event days)
BMW Club ticket holders have unlimited access to the BMW Club before, during, and after all Warrior home games. The BMW Club opens 90 minutes prior to each game and remains open one hour following its conclusion. Located on the Event Level, the BMW Club offers a spacious social area, an upscale dining environment, lounge and flat screen TV's. Post-game access is restricted to guests over 21 years of age. BMW Club Ticket holders wishing to eat dinner in the restaurant are encouraged to make a reservation by calling (510) 383-4840. Reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Complete first aid services are available on the main concourse behind section 106 for fans who require medical attention from licensed staff.
In Seat Text Service
This program will help provide a fast resolution to any game day problems that occur inside Oracle Arena. Examples of issues that should be resolved using our texting service include but are not limited to:
- Seat maintenance or seat cleanliness issues
- Disorderly fans and unruly behavior
- Spills or other hazards in the bowl, on the concourses, or any other areas that could impact the safety of our fans
- Lost and found issues
Text an issue to 510-500-8787
Lost and Found
Lost and Found articles can be redeemed from the AEG table outside of Section 127 on the main concourse until all guest areas are closed after each home game. All unclaimed lost and found items are stored for 30 days. To contact lost and found, please call (510) 383-4660.
To report an incident to Oracle Arena Security, please use the In Seat texting service (instructions above) or contact the nearest usher or guest services representative.
Surprise that special person in your life with a personalized scoreboard message at a Warriors home game! You may wish a happy birthday, celebrate a special occasion or welcome a loved one to a game! Score big with family and friends, while also making a tax deductible contribution to benefit Bay Area youth through the Golden State Warriors Community Foundation. A limited number of scoreboard messages are available each game so reserve your space today. All scoreboard messages must be received by 12 p.m. three (3) business days prior to the game requested. All messages will appear between the start of halftime and the end of the fourth quarter. To reserve your Warriors Scoreboard message, simply complete the order form on this page.
All ticket holders have the opportunity to upgrade their seats on game day, pending availability. All day of game seat upgrade requests can be taken at our Customer Assistance window beginning 2 hours prior to tip off. The Customer Assistance window is located at the Oracle Arena box office, windows one and two. In addition, once inside Oracle Arena you also have the opportunity to upgrade your seats via the Warriors App on your smart phone.
Click here for an interactive 3-D seating map of Oracle Arena.
Ticket Information Tables
Warriors Ticket Sales Representatives are able to assist all fans on game days outside of Sections 107, 121, 128 and 202.
The "Will Call" windows open two hours prior to tip-off of each home game. The "Will Call" windows are located at the Oracle Arena Box Office on the East side of Oracle Arena. Picture identification is required to pick up any tickets. Will Call does not have a phone number; it is only a drop off and pick up point for day of game tickets.
Complimentary Wifi is available to all guests entering Oracle Arena.
Beverages and/or food of any kind may not be brought into Oracle Arena. Alcoholic beverages are available at concession stands, beverage carts and clubs throughout Oracle Arena. Fans may not bring alcohol into the upper or lower bowl during the 4th quarter.
Service animals are permitted inside the arena. All other animals are prohibited.
Backpacks, Bags & Purses
The Warriors and Oracle Arena staff are committed to ensuring a safe and fun environment for all fans. AS A SECURITY MEASURE, COOLERS, BACKPACKS AND OTHER LARGE BAGS ARE NOT ALLOWED into Oracle Arena. Bags must be smaller than 14" x 14" x 6" in size. Oracle Arena will deny entry into the facility to those who carry any of the items larger than this size until they are stored elsewhere by the ticket holder. The Warriors or Oracle Arena will not assume the responsibility for the storage of any of these items.
Bag Check is located across the plaza from Oracle Arena at the Customer Accomodations window at the Coliseum. Bag Check is available for $10. Bag Check service will close 30 minutes after the game. Any items not claimed will be sent to Lost and Found for a maximum of 30 days. Oracle Arena and its agents are not liable for any damage to items left at Bag Check. Bag Check will not accept or check items of unusual value or those exceeding $100.
Cameras with lenses less than 3 inches in length are permitted, but the use of a flash is not allowed. All types of video and audio equipment are not permitted in Oracle Arena.
A ticket is required for all children 24 months and older. Children under 24 months are complimentary and are allowed to sit in the lap of an adult with a ticket.
Oracle Arena opens at 6:00 p.m.
Entering Oracle Arena
All ticket holders can enter Oracle Arena through our East, North or South Main Entrances. Sideline Club ticket holders may also enter through the Plaza Entrance next to the Oracle Arena Box Office and Warriors Team Store. Courtside Club, VIP Floor and Suite holders may also enter through the VIP Valet Lot entrance, E or F Lot entrances. Use our interactive parking map for complete details.
Food & Beverages
Food and/or beverages of any kind may not be brought into Oracle Arena.
The Golden State Warriors strive to provide an entertaining and safe environment for all of our patrons. Fans who are found guilty of public intoxication, using offensive language, throwing objects or any other behavior deemed by Warriors or Arena Guest Services Representatives as disruptive or dangerous in nature are subject to ejection from Oracle Arena. The Warriors also adhere to the NBA Fan Code of Conduct, which sets forth expected standards of decorum for all fans attending NBA games.
A warning card with the following printed language must be given by an arena security representative to any fan who has engaged in excessive verbal abuse of a player, coach, game official or another fan:
"You are being issued a warning that the comments, gestures and/or behaviors that you have directed at players, coaches, game officials and or/ other spectators constitute excessive verbal abuse and are in violation of the NBA Fan Code of Conduct. This is the first and only warning that you will receive. If, after receiving this warning, you verbally abuse any player, coach, game official or spectator, you will be immediately ejected from Oracle Arena without refund".
The following items are prohibited from Oracle Arena. All items are subject to search:
- Weapons of any kind
- Bags larger than 14" x 14" x 6"
- Backpacks of any size
- Outside food or beverages, including liquids of any kind
- Hard-sided containers, including bottles, cans, flasks, cooler and thermoses
- Illegal drugs
- Any size pole or stick
- Artificial noisemakers
- Projectiles, including inflatable balls and Frisbees
- Still cameras w/lenses longer than 3"
- Video cameras
- Laptop computers
- Laser pointers
- Large radios
- Portable chairs
- Scooter, bicycles, roller-skates and skateboards
- Seat cushions
- Non-service animals
- Inappropriate attire or signage
- Any item deemed by Management to be dangerous, inappropriate or disruptive to other fans' enjoyment of the event.
The following items are prohibited from the Oracle Arena Parking Lot:
- Glass containers
- No selling of any items of any kind
- No selling or re-selling of tickets
Oracle Arena reserves the right to exclude any additional items that are not specifically mentioned in the list above. All small bags are permitted, but will be searched. All guests are subject to search upon entering Oracle Arena.
No re-entry is permitted after you have exited Oracle Arena turnstiles.
Signs & Banners
Signs, flags and banners are permitted inside Oracle Arena, as long as the information contained on them is not politically, religiously, or commercially motivated, do not block existing signs or another guest’s view and do not carry obscene messages. Warriors and Arena Guest Services Representatives reserve the right to ask any fan to remove a sign or banner from Oracle Arena.
No smoking of any kind is permitted in Oracle Arena. Patrons who fail to comply with this policy may be subject to ejection from Oracle Arena.
Wheelchairs are permitted at Oracle Arena. During Warrior games at Oracle Arena, the disabled drop-off and pick-up area is located on the north and south ramps leading up to the Plaza, which is the area between the Coliseum and Oracle Arena where the Box Office is located. Oracle Arena also offers accessible parking, which is located in the first two rows of the parking lot, closest to Oracle Arena. Spaces are limited. Additionally, there are three elevators at Oracle Arena which are ADA accessible. The first is located on the west side near section 114; the other two are located on the east side near section 101.
Parking & Directions
Guests with parking passes may enter the parking lots at 4:45 p.m. Cash parking lots open at 5:30 p.m.
Located off Interstate 880 in Oakland, Oracle Arena can be accessed in a variety of ways. View our interactive parking map, and get complete details on directions, pricing and public transportation below.
Note: VIP, Club and Luxury Suite Parking Lots are for pre-paid parking only
- Cars - $40 at the gate, $30 if pre-purchased online
- Limos - $50
- Buses - $50 in Lot B. Use the Hegenberger Exit from 880 and continue to the Baldwin St. Entrance. Accommodations can usually be made to park in other locations.
Fans attending Warriors games can take BART right to Oracle Arena. Use the Coliseum/Oakland Airport Station exit. For more information on BART or to view schedules click here.
Want to be dropped off right outside the Arena? Take your favorite ride-sharing service to the arena and you’ll be dropped off at the arena’s convenient pickup and drop off location on the northwest corner of B Lot (View MAP).
- Highway 24 through the Caldecott Tunnel
- Exit at I-980 toward downtown Oakland
- Continue in I-980 as it becomes I-880 South (Nimitz Freeway)
- Take the 66th Avenue exit
- Left at end of ramp - follow signs to the Arena
- East on Bay Bridge
- I-880 South
- Take the 66th Avenue exit
- Left at end of ramp - follow signs to the Arena
- East on San Mateo Bridge to I-880
- North on I-880 towards Oakland
- Take Hegenberger Road exit
- Make a left at the light - follow signs to the Arena
- Richmond-San Rafael Bridge to I-580 East
- To I-980 toward downtown Oakland
- Continue on I-980 as it becomes I-880 South (Nimitz Freeway)
- Exit 66th Ave.
- Turn Left - follow signs to the Arena
- North on I-880 (Nimitz Freeway) towards Oakland
- Exit Hegenberger Road
- Left at the light - follow signs to the Arena
- West on I-80 towards Oakland
- East on I-580
- I-980 toward downtown Oakland
- As it becomes I-880 South (Exit 66th Ave.)
- Left - follow signs to the Arena
- West on I-580
- Take the 238 connector to I-880
- North on I-880
- Exit Hegenberger Road
- Make a left - follow signs to the Arena
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