The NBA finals schedule starts on Thursday, June 4 in Oakland for the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers and this comes after the teams won over the Hawks and Rockets in the conference finals with LeBron James and Stephen Curry leading the way for their teams.
The Cavaliers will visit the Warriors for two games in Game 1 and Game 2 at Oracle Arena and the first matchup on Thursday starts at 9 pm ET. The second game is also from Oakland and is on Sunday June 7 before heading to Cleveland for Game 3. That matchup will be at 8 pm for Game 2 and the Game 3 matchup starts at 9 pm ET from Quicken Loans Arena.
James and the Cavs host Game 4 on Thursday, June 11 and that will be at 9 pm ET from Cleveland, while Game 5 will be back out west on Sunday June 14, if necessary. The final two games will be on June 16 and June 19, with Game 6 coming from Cleveland and that will start at 9 pm ET, while the Game 7 matchup will be from Oakland f necessary and starts at 9 pm.
All of the TV coverage for the series will be from ESPN and ABC after things were split in the last round between TNT and ESPN. The Cavaliers won in four games against the Hawks and James was fantastic, averaging a triple double for most of the series. The Warriors took five games to win over the Rockets and Stephen Curry had himself a very strong series, finishing Game 5 with 26 points.
Curry has already set a record for threes in the playoffs and now he is trying to win a title after taking the MVP award this season. James has the Cavs into the finals in his first year back in Cleveland despite losing Kevin Love at the end of the first round against the Celtics. The city of Cleveland has gone decades without winning a title and now James is giving them another chance. The Warriors are into the finals for the first time in four decades.