Metallica band members Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield will sing the national anthem at Game 5 of the NBA Finals Sunday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.
Their performance follows a pair of memorable ones from Usher before Game 4 at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Quicken Loans Arena and Carlos Santana before Game 2 in Oakland. Like Santana, Hammett and Hetfield are both Bay Area natives.
Game 5 will tip off Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The series is tied at 2–2 after the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 103–82 in Thursday’s Game 4. Timofey Mozgov led all players wiht 28 points and added 10 rebounds, while LeBron James scored 20 points with 12 rebounds. Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala each had 22 points for the Warriors.
- Mike Fiammetta