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Warriors look to win NBA Finals tonight at Oracle Arena

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The Warriors will try to close out the NBA Finals tonight against the Cavaliers and win their second championship in three years. (AP)

The Warriors will try to close out the NBA Finals against the Cavaliers and win their second championship in three years. Watch the game tonight, tipoff is 6 p.m. on ABC7!

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If the Warriors win, they will be the first Bay Area team to clinch a championship in their own arena since the Oakland A's 43 years ago.


"It's making me nervous, but I am all about the Warriors -- I say Game 5 all the way," said Javier Castellon, San Leandro resident.

Warrior fans showed up for an early morning broadcast of ESPN's First Take, recorded at Oakland's Lake Chalet restaurant. One host upset the crowd when he said if the Cavs win tonight, he thinks there will be a Game 7.

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"Oh no way, I know they're going to close it out tonight. We go back to Cleveland it's going to make it that much harder," said Castellon.

Oracle Arena was almost ready to go this morning. Shirts were in place, but a tarp still covered the court, which still needed polishing. The crew was facing a quick turnaround from Saturday night's Roger Waters concert to an NBA Finals game. But the team says it is ready, with Stephen Curry saying at practice yesterday he is feeling confident, energetic and positive about this opportunity.

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"It would be a great night to get it done, to take advantage of the home crowd, the energy," said Curry.

Resale tickets are available through the Warriors' resale site on Ticketmaster. Our sister network ESPN reports someone bought a pair of floor tickets for $133,000.

Members of the cast of "Hamilton" Cast will perform the National Anthem at the game.

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Fans are also planning for a win.

"I have champagne on ice -- it's going to be a wonderful night tonight. I am looking for a victory," said Rachel Uthman, Fremont resident.
Oakland police said every available police officer will be available tonight in case the Warriors win and the celebrations spill out into the streets.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Tonight's episodes of Jeopardy! and Wheel Of Fortune will not air at the usual time to bring you exclusive coverage of Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Watch or record Monday's episode of Jeopardy! at 2:12 am. Watch or record Monday's episode of Wheel Of Fortune at 9:30 p.m.

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