Oakland Fans Celebrate Warriors Win “Responsibly:” Police

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Golden State Warriors fans behaved themselves on Tuesday night after the basketball team beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 of the finals.

Though the Warriors were playing in Cleveland, the Oracle Arena opened up to 20,000 fans, who watched their beloved Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Gree and Andre Iguodala, among others, kiss the NBA Finals trophy.

As the fans let out of the Oakland stadium, they mostly went home quietly, though there were some fireworks popping off throughout the city.

Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said early Wednesday that police only made two arrests and issued eight citations for various violations. She said there were no reports of vandalism.

"Thousands of fans were in Oakland to celebrate the warriors victory," she said. "The large majority of people celebrated responsibly."

 In San Francisco, it was mostly the same. Police Officer Albie Esparza said it was "relatively quiet" after the win. A total of 12 people were arrested on public intoxication charges, one of which was also charged with resisting arrest, and another for battery on an officer after the person threw a bottle at police.

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