• Upon getting word on Tuesday that Melvin was without tickets to Thursday's Game 6 of the NBA's Western Conference Semifinals between Golden State and San Antonio, the neighboring Warriors made sure Oakland's manager had some.
"It wasn't by design," Melvin said. "I am the last guy to ask for tickets, because I do know they're tough to come by. I don't go there, but if someone wants to offer them … ."
Melvin often texts back and forth with Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, saying, "He knows I'm a big Warriors fan."
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