Taco Bell Will Give Away Free Tacos If Away Team Wins During NBA Finals

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If your team loses during the upcoming NBA championship finals it’s going to be painful, but if they lose to the visiting team, it might hurt less if you’re also a fan of free food: Taco Bell will be giving away Doritos Locos Tacos for its “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion — but only if the away team wins.

Here’s how it works (h/t Sports Illustrated): if the away team wins one of the first three games of the series, fans can go to Taco Bell from 2-6 PM (local time) on June 15 to get their free food.

If the away team wins in one of the final four games, the free tacos will be handed out on June 21.

So why did Taco Bell decide to hinge the promotion on the away team winning? As SI points out, out of the nine games played so far in the NBA Conference Finals, the home team has won eight. That just goes to show how great home court advantage can be — and could mean Taco Bell won’t be on the hook for a whole lot of free tacos.

This isn’t the first time the chain has thrust itself into the sports spotlight with such a promotion: during past World Series, Taco Bell offered a “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion that gave MLB fans free tacos whenever teams stole a base during certain games.

And in the 2015 World Series, Taco Bell tailored the deal to the breakfast crowd with its “Steal a Base, Steal a Breakfast” promo that rewarded fans with free A.M. Crunchwraps when players stole bases.