The Santa Cruz Warriors achieved a milestone on Sunday night, drawing a NBA Development League record 17,497 fans to their game.. The Warriors faced the Oklahoma City Blue at Oracle Arena–home of the Golden State Warriors–in what was the first D-League contest in the venue’s history.
The previous D-League attendance record of 15,011 was established earlier this season, on December 20, 2016, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto for a game featuring Raptors 905 and the Grand Rapids Drive.
“Congratulations to the Warriors for setting a new NBA D-League attendance record today at Oracle Arena,” said NBA D-League President Malcolm Turner. “It’s fantastic to see so many Golden State fans support the Santa Cruz team as the Warriors organization has once again shown the benefits of deep connectivity between NBA and D-League teams.”
The Santa Cruz Warriors, Golden State’s NBA D-League affiliate, are celebrating their fifth season in Northern California. The Club appeared in the NBA D-League Finals in each of their first three seasons in Santa Cruz (2012-13 through 2014-15) and won the D-League Championship in 2015.
The Blue prevailed in the contest, defeating the Warriors by a final of 105-96.