Pat Monahan of Train to sing the National Anthem at Game 1 of the 2017 NBA Finals

At the NBA Finals, the third time looks like a charmer.

The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off in the NBA Finals for a third straight year, a remarkable and unprecedented clash of the league’s two best teams (and players). As the teams and fans get ready for the series, the singer of the National Anthem at Game 1 in Oakland has been announced.

Hometown hero Pat Monahan of Train will hit the hardwood for the National Anthem at Oracle Arena on Thursday night. His performance will be broadcast live on ABC before the game gets underway at 9pm EST/ 6pm PST.

This will be Monahan’s second salute to the Oakland sports scene in 2017. Last month, Train released the music video for “Drink Up,” which featured Monahan and several other stars crashing the wedding of now-unretired Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. Watch the video above. 

Train is currently on tour supporting their new album A Girl, a Bottle, a Boat. For tickets to select shows, click here and for more coverage of the NBA Finals, keep it here on