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Prince graces Warriors game with his presence

Singer Prince, center, smiles as he watches the Warriors play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
Singer Prince, center, smiles as he watches the Warriors play the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, March 3, 2016, at Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Associated Press

Yes, this is getting incomprehensibly gigantic, and the only predictable thing about the journey is that the Warriors will keep winning and winning and winning.

Everything else? Something like the biggest, best and most random party ever thrown.

Oh, it will only get crazier.

On Thursday, Prince dropped in for the proceedings at Oracle Arena, brought along a silver scepter, and even clapped a few times for Stephen Curry & Co.

But Warriors owner Joe Lacob couldn’t get much conversation out of the diminutive superstar, who was scheduled to play a concert Friday at Oracle.

“Maybe one word,” Lacob said afterward, only slightly disappointed by the experience. “I tried.”

Prince sat next to Lacob for about a quarter, moved a few seats down for the rest of the first half, then disappeared at halftime.

“He looked familiar,” Warriors guard Shaun Livingston said, dryly. “I mean, he’s a legend. Something I can tell my kids – I’ve seen Prince.

“My ‘fro was better than his, though.”

What Prince missed: The Warriors rallied back from a third-quarter deficit with swarming defense, clamped Kevin Durant in the late-going, and came away with a 121-106 victory over the Thunder.

That brought the Warriors’ record to a ridiculous 55-5, and puts them on pace for 73 victories, which would break the NBA record.

Right now, everything the Warriors do is better than everything anybody else can do. They’re the biggest show in the known universe, they keep winning, and the party goes on and on, bigger and wilder every night.

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