Golden State Warriors Win First NBA Title in 40 Years

The Golden State Warriors have won the 2015 NBA championship, the team’s first title in 40 years.

The Warriors tonight defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, closing out the series 4-2.

While the game was played in Cleveland, Ohio, a raucous sellout crowd filled the Warriors’ home court, Oracle Arena in Oakland, paying $15 per person to attend a watch party as Golden State clinched the title.

Police in Oakland and San Francisco — the Warriors’ once and likely future home — said today that they have staffed extra officers tonight in anticipation of celebrations if Golden State won.

The Warriors last won the NBA championship in 1975 when they defeated the Washington Bullets. Oakland’s last sports title was the Oakland A’s baseball team, which won the World Series in 1989.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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