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Carlos Santana Performs “The Star-Spangled Banner” at NBA Finals

The guitarist and his wife, drummer Cindy Blackman, performed at Game 2 on Sunday, June 5.
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Legendary guitarist Carlos Santana and drummer Cindy Blackman returned to the NBA finals on Sunday night, June 5, where the husband-and-wife duo performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” for Game 2.

The game was held at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, where the hometown Golden State Warriors dominated the contest with the Cleveland Cavaliers to win 110-77. The Warriors now take a 2-0 series lead for the 2016 title.

Santana and Blackman performed the U.S. national anthem one year ago, on June 7, 2015, prior to Game 2 of the 2015 NBA Finals. That game was also between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers and held at Oakland’s Oracle Arena.