5 Lesser known facts about the Golden State Warriors
#2 During the 1975 NBA Finals, the Warriors regular home Arena in Oakland was booked and the home games were played at the Cow Palace in San Francisco
During the 1975 NBA Finals, Golden State played couldn't play its home games at their regular arena in Oakland due to scheduling conflicts. The "home" games during the '75 Finals were played in the ancient Cow Palace in Daly City, California.
Additionally, because the Cow Palace could not be used over the Memorial Day weekend, the Finals were a 1-2-2-1-1 format.
The Washington Bullets, who held home-court advantage, were given the choice of opening at Golden State and then playing Games 2 and 3 at home, or opening at home and playing Games 2 and 3 on the road. The Bullets opted to open at home but blew a 14-point lead to lose Game 1. The Warriors won Games 2 and 3 at Golden State and then swept the Bullets back at Landover, Md.
Another interesting fact about the 1975 Finals was that it was the first time ever that there was an NBA game scheduled to be played in the month of June(Game 7 was scheduled for Monday Night, June 2). Though, in all actuality, it had to wait for the following year to happen as the Warriors swept the Bullets in 4 games.