Only in Oakland could this be a Warriors pregame TV panel

Snoop Dogg, E-40 and Mistah F.A.B. are here to give ESPN’s Chauncey Billups, Jalen Rose and Paul Pierce a run for their money.

OK maybe not, but the three rappers were all featured on an NBC Sports Bay Area panel before Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, and it was glorious.

Mistah F.A.B., who is frequently featured on NBC Sports Bay Area’s Warriors coverage, asked his counterparts to give their keys to Game 4 for the Warriors.

“Defense,” Snoop Dogg said. “They gotta be more defensive than offensive. We know they can score but they gotta be defensive; they have to shut down Toronto’s offense to slow them down, because they move it too fast. Make them play at their pace, and I think everything will be alright, considering that Klay is back.”

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E-40 had a different perspective.

“We need to be focused … we got to be all the way locked in with our shooting,” he said. “Our defense I think will do good, and it’s just got to be a team effort, man. It’s got to be everybody involved, it can’t just be one or two people, it’s got to be everybody.”

The Vallejo rapper attended Game 1 in Toronto, and said the Oracle Arena crowd has to replicate the energy at Scotiabank Arena.

“When I was in Toronto, it was like a madhouse in there, man,” he said. “They yelled, you could see their veins how loud they yelled in their neck.”

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The Warriors led the Raptors 23-17 at the end of the first quarter.

Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer. Email: | Twitter:@_ericting

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