Game 5 of the NBA Finals will take place at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday evening. The festivities will start with the Bay Area-based metal group Metallica performing the National Anthem. The group’s appearance follows other star performances like Usher’s from Game 4 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and Santana’s from Game 2 at Oracle Arena.
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One has to wonder if they will go with the guitar-only version of the anthem like they did earlier this year prior to a San Francisco Giants game.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are currently tied at two games apiece heading into an important Game 5 on Sunday night.
The game will tip off shortly after 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.