Rascal Flatts, Usher to perform National Anthem before NBA Finals games in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Country group Rascal Flatts and eight-time Grammy winner Usher will perform the national anthem before the NBA Finals games in Cleveland.

Rascal Flatts will have the honors before Game 3 on Tuesday night. Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus, members of the trio that has sold nearly 23 million albums and had 15 No. 1 songs, are from Ohio. Joe Don Rooney is the third member.

The NBA says Monday that Usher, who became a Cavaliers part-owner in 2005, will follow in Game 4 on Thursday.

Usher has sold more than 65 million albums, with songs such as “Yeah!” among his hits.

The Cavaliers evened the NBA Finals Series at 1-1 after pulling out a 95-93 overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night.

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The rest of the NBA Finals schedule is below:
Game 3: Warriors  at Cavaliers on ABC, 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9
Game 4: Warriors  at Cavaliers on ABC, 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 11
Game 5: At Warriors on ABC, 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 14
Game 6: Warriors  at Cavaliers on ABC, 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16 (if necessary)
Game 7: At Warriors on ABC, 9 p.m. on Friday, June 19 (if necessary)

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