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Oracle is losing the Warriors, but Oakland will always have Dame

OAKLAND, Calif. -- It's a couple of hours before tipoff at Oracle Arena and Damian Lillard is thinking about pizza.

Sitting courtside ahead of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors, Lillard points across the court to a spot inside the mostly empty arena.

Section 113, Row 10.

It's where his family had season tickets for a few of the franchise's lean years during Lillard's childhood in East Oakland (the Brookfield neighborhood, to be specific) when his dad, Houston Sr., used to bring Damian and his older brother, Houston Jr.