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The Warriors are Back in the Finals, This Time in Their Home Arena

Ben Margot / AP

Golden State Warriors players celebrate after Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Warriors won 104-90 and advanced to the NBA Finals.

Ben Margot / AP

Guy Marzorati | The California Report

The year was 1975, the NBA was fighting for relevance, and the Warriors had made an unexpected run to the Finals. So unexpected, that their home arena in Oakland had already been booked for an Ice Follies show.