Warriors fans celebrate historic win with new gear, 73 cent beer

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A day after the Golden State Warriors set the NBA record for regular season victories with 73, fans were out celebrating with 73 cent beer at Oakland's Lake Chalet and new gear. (KGO-tV)

The Golden State Warriors are now the best team in the NBA. The celebration will be short, as the defending champions are now getting ready for their first playoff game this Saturday at Oracle Arena against the Houston Rockets. You can watch that game only on ABC7.

Soon after Wednesday night's historic win, sports merchandise company Fanatics jumped right into action producing t-shirts celebrating the record-breaking season.

"We already have people calling, there's going to be a line," said a Sports Authority employee.

A Sports Authority store in Emeryville got its first shipment of t-shirts celebrating the Dubs' record 73rd win. The price is $27. And they won't be in stock long.

"Seventy-three cent beer, you can't beat it," said one fan. "You can't beat the Warriors, either."

Ain't that the truth? At least that's what patrons of Oakland's Lake Chalet were thinking as they enjoyed the restaurant's 73 cent brews in honor of the team.

"I'm excited and proud to be from Oakland," said a fan.

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Folks also drank to Steph Curry's heroics from beyond the three-point line Wednesday night.

"We were at a sports bar and anytime he hit a three the place just erupted," said fan Mark Grassi. "It was awesome."

Fellow fan Jeff Peterson said, "Just when you thought they couldn't get any better than last season, the MVP follows up his campaign with another MVP season."
"I mean, this is a team for the ages," said Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.

Oakland's number one elected fan let her pre-teen son stay up Wednesday night to watch the final score. Schaaf says she's thrilled to be mayor of the team's home court even if they are planning to move across the Bay to San Francisco.

"The Warriors are in Oakland right now, they talk about Oakland as their home court," she said. "And that is what I'm focused on right now."

The Warriors' historic achievements were recognized Thursday on Capitol Hill. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she was busy Wednesday night watching sports.

"I guess you all stayed up late to watch the Golden State Warriors break all records," she said. "I'm glad we got to the 73."

Early Thursday morning, Curry tweeted about the team's historic win with a photo of his game jersey signed by all his teammates, his game shoes, and one of the nets.

The Warriors face the Rockets in round one of the Western Conference Playoffs. Game 1 is Saturday in Oakland.

If you're not lucky enough to have a ticket, ABC7 is the only place where you can watch the game. Our coverage begins Saturday at noon. Then stay tuned for "After the Game" on ABC7. Larry Beil and Mike Shumann will be joined by Warriors Ambassador Adonal Foyle for all the post-game highlights, interviews, and analysis.

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