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Was Bernie Sanders a good-luck charm for the Warriors?

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shared a laugh with fans during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA’s Western Conference finals.

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders shared a laugh with fans during the second half of Game 7 of the NBA’s Western Conference finals.

Maybe Bernie Sanders is exactly what the Golden State Warriors needed.

Sanders arrived at halftime to watch Game 7 of the Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif. The Oklahoma City Thunder were up, 48-42 over the Warriors. The winning team would face the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. The losing team would go home.

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With Sanders watching, the Warriors outscored the Thunder by 17 points in the third quarter on their way to a 96-88 win, setting up a rematch for the title with the Cavaliers.

Sanders, who was in Oakland for a rally ahead of the state’s Democratic primary on June 7, hammed it up with fans at the game, talking with them, laughing, and having his photo taken.

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After the game, Sanders tweeted congratulations to the Warriors, and added, “I like comebacks.”

No word on if the Warriors will have Sanders ready for a repeat appearance against the Cavaliers. And no word if Sanders has asked the Warriors for help in taking on Hillary Clinton.

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