OAKLAND -- There was a rare calmness at Oracle Arena on Wednesday as the Warriors shifted practice from their downtown facility to their home court.
The empty stands and relatively quiet sounds of dribbling basketballs should serve as a polar opposite to the environment that will greet the Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers for Game 3 on Thursday night.
"It's going to be loud for all 48 minutes," guard Klay Thompson said. "This is the kind of atmosphere you expect in the playoffs."
Coach Mark Jackson was happy the arena's schedule allowed for his team to practice there just to get reacquainted with the facility. The Warriors will have gone 10 days without playing at Oracle when Game 3 tips off at 7:30 p.m.
"We haven't been here in awhile so we just want to make sure we're comfortable here and get some shots up in our own building," Jackson said.
The Warriors went 3-0 at home in last year's first-round playoff series against Denver in a building that has long been lauded for providing a home-court advantage. A series of befuddling home losses this season has perhaps taken away some of the arena's mystique, but the intensity should increase for a playoff game.
"These fans are the best and this is the time of the year where you embrace them," Jackson said. "It's going to be a great environment tomorrow night.
"But with that being said, they won't get a stop, they won't get a score, they won't make a free throw. We've got to do our part."
Team co-owner Joe Lacob was asked about that on KNBR on Tuesday and said, "We don't know. We haven't made that decision. We'll deal with that later."
Rick Welts, the team's chief operating officer, also addressed the topic Tuesday on KNBR. He also said it hasn't been decided but made a point to mention the team's San Francisco past.
"We started here," Welts said. "We started in San Francisco. This is bringing the Warriors home."
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