Oakland elated: Warriors fans celebrate NBA title with wild street party
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Golden State Warriors fans are breakdancing at an intersection in downtown Oakland and honking their horns in San Francisco streets to celebrate their team's latest NBA title.
The party began as soon as Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-120 at Oracle Arena to clinch the championship in five games Monday night.
A rambunctious crowd had gathered at the intersections of 14th and Broadway as well as 17th and Telegraph, where fans cheering the championship made a circle to watch several men breakdance. Some climbed street lights and others sprayed champagne. They even lit impromptu fireworks that were visible when Skyfox was overhead.
Skyfox flew over a sideshow where a car could be seen doing donuts in East Oakland at 98th and International Blvd. It was not clear if that gathering was connected to the Warriors celebrations.
In San Francisco people hung out of cars waving blue and gold flags.
A crowd gathered around a makeshift bonfire in front of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on Mission Street at 21st. It was quickly extinguished and police did arrive to the scene. Skateboarders jumped over another fire with a makeshift ramp in the same area.
Initially there were no immediate reports of any violence, vandalism or arrests, although San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency reported celebration activity along Mission Street from 16th to 24th and advised motorists to avoid the area.
The Warriors won in 2015 before the Cavaliers made their historic comeback last year. Then it was Golden State's time again.