By Christin Ayers

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The Golden State Warriors won Game 5 against the Antonio Spurs Tuesday night.

The team’s failure to sweep the series has paid off in ticket sales and more.

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The Warriors defeated the Spurs 99-91 in Game 5.

Warriors ownership pockets about $11 million per playoff game. In addition to ticket sales, the Warriors also made that money from parking, food and retail sales.

Fans had hoped for a sweep, but they say there’s a silver lining to losing.

Warriors fan K. Abdul said, “Game 5 at home is always a better economic situation for the Warriors.”

It’s true, losing Game 4 meant cashing in big for Game 5.

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KPIX-5 Sports Director Dennis O’Donnell said, “By it going one extra game, the estimates are in the neighborhood of $11 million.”

That’s $11 million per game pocketed by Warriors ownership from merchandise to parking to food to ticket sales.

Especially tickets, about 20,000 of them, were they going for an average of $200 a piece. That alone would rake in $4 million. But KPIX 5 found some third party VIP tickets were in the $4,000 range.

“That’s a lot of money to lose if a series is a four-game series sweep, so Game 5 is not such a bad thing,” O’Donnell said.

It’s not such a bad thing for ticket marketplaces like Gametime either. They root for longer series and told us they expect their ticket sales to spike by 50 percent.

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Fans say there’s another reason to cheer a five game series: Steph Curry will get more time to rest his injured knee.