Back then, it was known as Oakland Coliseum Arena. Still, Nov. 29, 1966, marked the first Warriors game ever at Oracle Arena.
Thursday night will mark its last.
Prior to the Warriors playing the Raptors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in what will be their last game ever at the iconic arena, the team released the box score from their first game ever in the building. Take a look at history.
Box score from the Warriors' first game at Oracle Arena (then known as Oakland Coliseum Arena) on Nov. 29, 1966 vs. Chicago. Rick Barry scored 40 points as the Warriors beat the Bulls, 108-101. pic.twitter.com/gr2cNoxS6A— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) June 13, 2019
The San Francisco Warriors beat the Chicago Bulls that night, 108-101. Hall of Fame small forward Rick Barry led the way with 40 points on 30 field goal attempts. The next-highest scoring Warrior was point guard Paul Neumann with 17 points.
While that November night was the Warriors' first game at what eventual became known as Oracle Arena, they still played in San Francisco that season. The arena wasn't the Warriors' home until the team moved from San Francisco to Oakland starting in the 1971-72 season.
From winning the NBA Finals in 1975, to the We Believe team in 2006-07, to making five straight Finals, the arena will go down as one of the most history-rich buildings basketball has ever seen.
And on Thursday night, the Warriors and their fans, can give it the perfect goodbye.