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Washington—California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris and Ohio Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman made a friendly wager today on the outcome of the 2018 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

If the Warriors win, Senator Brown will bring a case of beer from Platform Brewing Company and Senator Portman will bring a case of Great Lakes Brewing Company to the California senators. If the Cavaliers prevail, Senator Feinstein will deliver a case of California chardonnay and Senator Harris will deliver a case of beer from Anchor Brewing to the Ohio senators. This is the fourth consecutive year Cleveland and Golden State will meet in the finals.

“Go Warriors! Let’s win our third NBA championship in four years,” said Senator Feinstein. “I’m betting my Ohio colleagues some California chardonnay that the Dubs once again bring the championship back home to the Bay Area.”

“Every time the Warriors have been tested during the playoffs, they’ve risen to the challenge and shimmied their way to victory,” said Senator Harris. “With our all-star team of Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green leading the way, I’m confident the O’Brien trophy will remain in California where it belongs.”

“As a lifelong Cleveland sports fan, I’m looking forward to seeing King James and the Cavs settle the score,” said Senator Brown. “The Cavs have proven all season that they'll do whatever it takes, and I know that we'll see that in the Finals.”

“‘In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned.’ Those are LeBron’s words, but they describe a team whose backs have been against the wall time and time again only to fight back and come out on top,” said Senator Portman. “Through adversity, injury, and turmoil, the Cavs have banded together and done #WhateverItTakes to win. I expect nothing else this time around, and anyone who does only fuels the fire that drives them. Cavs in 7.”

The senators made the bet official over Twitter today. This is the fourth year in a row the senators from Ohio and California have bet on the finals