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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors dance in smoke from burnt rubber as they celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans stand on a bus as they celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans spin donuts as they celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win outside of Oakland City Hall on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: A Golden State Warriors fan celebrates her team's 2015 NBA Finals win outside of Oakland City Hall on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win outside of Oakland City Hall on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win outside of Oakland City Hall on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win outside of Oakland City Hall on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win in front of Oracle Arena on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win in front of Oracle Arena on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win in front of Oracle Arena on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win in front of Oracle Arena on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 16: Golden State Warriors fans celebrate their team's 2015 NBA Finals win in front of Oracle Arena on June 16, 2015 in Oakland, California. This is the first championship win for the Warriors since 1975. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Warriors' fans honked their horns and danced in streets throughout the San Francisco Bay Area to celebrate their team's first NBA title in 40 years.

The party began as soon as the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers to claim the title in six games Tuesday night.

A rowdy crowd gathered in an Oakland intersection and some were running through the streets of San Francisco's Mission District waving the team's blue and gold flags. There were no immediate reports of any violence, vandalism or arrests.

"Is this real? Is this real?" said 40-year-old Peter Boyd, a fourth-generation Oakland resident who was practically a newborn when the team won its last title. On Tuesday night he celebrated in the streets outside an Oakland sports bar.

"I sat through decades of awful garbage," Boyd told the Los Angeles Times. "This is for Oakland."

The game was more than 2,000 miles away in Cleveland, but it made little difference to local fans, thousands of whom had gathered at Oracle Arena in Oakland to watch the win on a big screen.

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CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Teammates Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors hug after the Golden State Warriors win Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Timofey Mozgov #20 of the Cleveland Cavaliers shoots against Harrison Barnes #40 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors dunks against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second half during Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Larry W. Smith Pool/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: The Golden State Warriors celebrate their 105 to 97 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors smiles while talking to ESPN after the Golden State Warriors win Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: The Golden State Warriors hold up the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy and celebrate winning Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Festus Ezeli #31 of the Golden State Warriors and his teammates celebrate winning Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: 2015 NBA Finals Championship Trophy presentation to the Golden State Warriors after Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Teammates Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors smile in the locker room and hold the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy after the Golden State Warriors win Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals at The Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers speaks at the post game press conference after Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors with the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy at the post game press conference after Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors with the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award at the post game press conference after Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 16: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with assistant coach Luke Walton and the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy in the locker room after winning Game Six of the 2015 NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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San Francisco Bay Area fans have been able to take to the streets to celebrate multiple Super Bowl and World Series winners, but for the first time in four decades they can throw a party for basketball. The Warriors last won a title in 1975, before many of their loudest and rowdiest fans were born.

In San Francisco, the city hall building was lit blue and gold.

"The San Francisco Bay Area is awash in Blue and Gold as we congratulate our hometown heroes on their spectacular victory!" Mayor Ed Lee said.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that revelers packed Mission Street around 24th Street so full they shut down traffic while police looked warily on - and then around midnight, officers had to sweep in to quell a bottle-tossing contingent. Two people were arrested.

The paper said that the celebrations in Oakland and San Francisco appeared to have petered out by about 1 a.m. There were no immediate reports of serious problems.

Oakland announced a parade and rally for the Warriors at 10 a.m. Friday.

Police hoped to avoid a scene like the one that followed the San Francisco Giants' World Series victory in October. That celebration started off peaceful but turned raucous and violent, as revelers vandalized police cars and businesses and pelted officers with bottles.

The Oakland Police Department tweeted out congratulations to the team and urged revelers to celebrate safely and responsibly.

"#Believe teamwork wins championships! Let's all work to keep #Oakland safe! Celebrate safely and responsibly," the department tweeted.

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