The Latest: Bay Area braces for yet another title game
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Latest on Game 7 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers (all times local):
For the third time in 19 weeks, a championship will be decided in the Bay Are when Golden State takes on Cleveland in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.
The Bay Area has been the center of the North American sports scene so far in 2016, starting when Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7.
Then the Bay Area became the ninth market to send teams to the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Final in the same year. The San Jose Sharks lost their bid for a title when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Cup on June 12 in San Jose.
Now it's up to Stephen Curry and the Warriors to give the local fans a title to celebrate at home. If Golden State wins, it will mark the first time since the Oakland Athletics won the World Series in 1974 that a Bay Area team won a championship at its home venue.