So much for the year anniversary of the last Warriors lost at ORACLE Arena. According to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, he didn't even remember it until he arrived at the arena Wednesday.
On pace to remain unbeaten at home at 22-0 the Warriors lost in an OT heartbreaker on the same date last year to the Chicago Bulls. Wednesday they would get revenge on the Dallas Mavericks 127-107.
Wednesday's game was one of payback for Golden State who was handed their second loss of the season at the hands of the Mavs in Dallas without MVP Stephen Curry. The Maverick's Dirk Nowitzki missed the game due to needed rest.
"I thought we battled them hard. They got off to a very fast start and we circled the wagons and fought back," said Mavs head coach RIck Carlisle.
Klay Thompson had a season high with 45 points, 5 rebounds and assists, the Warriors improve to 42-4.
'You just always know he's capable of it. When he hits his first couple, he usually gets going, said Kerr. What I was thrilled about tonight was his movement without the ball.'
Rookie draft pick Kevon Looney, who had been rehabbing in Santa Cruz following hip surgery with the Santa Cruz Warriors D-League team, officially got in the NBA record books with two points.
"It was great to see him get his first hoop and we gave him the game ball and Draymond (Green) forced him to give a little speech. That was the highlight of the postgame locker room scene," said Kerr.
Golden State will now head on a three-game road trip that kicks off Saturday in Philadelphia followed by a back-to-back against the Knicks and finishing up Wednesday in D.C. verus the Wizardswhere they will meet and greet President Obama and the First Lady.
The Warriors will host the OKC Thunder Saturday, February 6th at ORACLE Area. Tip-off is 7:30 pm.