Steve Crociani has been watching the Warriors since their time in the Cow Palace. He'll see them in much nicer digs next season.
The longtime season-ticket holder's seats next season -- the Warriors' first at Chase Center -- will be on the house, courtesy of Chase.
Crociani learned that was happening Monday night with a surprise announcement during the third quarter of Game 2 of the Warriors-Clippers NBA playoff series.
"I'm amazed and surprised and shocked and happy as can be," Crociani told NBC Sports Bay Area's Kerith Burke. "This is awesome! It's amazing."
Crociani said his two favorite memories as a Warriors fan were the team's first two NBA championships. The Rick Barry-led Warriors and the Steph Curry-led Warriors won their titles four decades apart.
"The 40 years in between was a long wait," Crociani told Burke. "But [it was] well worth it. Both of those teams were awesome."
Chase ® cardholders, stay tuned for more information on special perks and benefits at Chase Center.
Warriors superstar Steph Curry broke the second metacarpal in his left hand during Golden State's loss to the Suns on Oct. 30.
He underwent surgery on Nov. 1, and then had a second procedure last Friday.
Why did he go under the knife twice?
"Because it was really really bad. Not a normal regular 'I fell off my bike' break. He just doesn't complain. My silent slayer," Curry's wife, Ayesha, said Wednesday afternoon on Instagram.
The follow-up surgery was to remove pins that were inserted during the initial incision, which helps explain the longer rehab process.
As ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski noted last month:
Curry is out until at least February, which is when Golden State will provide another update on the two-time NBA MVP's status.
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Let's end this on a positive note:
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Despite being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Warriors rookie Eric Paschall believes he will be available for tip-off.
"Yeah, I think so," Paschall said after shootaround Wednesday morning. "I'm pretty sure I'm playing but I feel like I'm fine."
In an injury-ravaged season for the Warriors, the rookie has been a rare bright spot for Golden State. In 24 appearances, he's averaging 16.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 31 minutes.
Entering Wednesday, Paschall -- who missed a 114-108 loss to the Thunder on Nov. 9 with a hip injury -- was listed as questionable for Wednesday with soreness in his left hip. Still, Paschall believes he will be in the lineup after a brief rehab schedule.
"Got treatment on it all yesterday and I got treatment this morning," he said. "It's all good and I feel like I should be able to play tonight."
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If Paschall has to miss the game, there will be more minutes available for big men Marquese Chriss, Willie Cauley-Stein and newly-recalled Alen Smailagic.