The 2015 NBA Finals kick off this Thursday, June 4, as the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors live from Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Here is everything you need to know, including TV Schedule, game dates, times, free live streaming options & more.
TV Schedule: All 7 games are scheduled to air on ABC. Here are the dates and times:
June 4 (Thursday) — Game 1 at Golden State, 8 P.M. EST (ABC)
June 7 (Sunday) — Game 2 at Golden State, 7 P.M. EST (ABC)
June 9 — Game 3 at Cleveland, 8 P.M. EST (ABC)
June 11 — Game 4 at Cleveland, 8 P.M. EST (ABC)
June 14 — Game 5 (if necessary) at Golden State, 7 P.M. EST (ABC)
June 16 — Game 6 (if necessary) at Cleveland, 8 P.m. EST (ABC)
June 19 — Game 7 (if necessary) at Golden State, 8 P.M. EST (ABC)
Also, those stationed overseas or living abroad can also stream the games for free; click here for more information.
Series Preview: Western Conference Champion Golden State, led by 2015 league MVP Stephen Curry, has home court advantage and is returning to the playoffs for the first time since 1975.
The Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers are led by 4-time MVP LeBron James; The Cavs have never won a title and last made the playoffs in 2007.
James returned to Cleveland, his home team, to help bring them a title after winning 2 titles with Miami (he and the Heat lost to the Spurs going for he 3-peat in 2014) .
This should be an interesting match-up: while LeBron has been more precise and efficient as ever, he will still have an uphill battle with a young team that is still learning around him.
Steph Curry, meanwhile, has been lights out and impossible to guard and GS has a solid defense.
If Clay Thompson stays consistent for the Warriors Cleveland will not be able to pull off a win, especially with Kyrie Irving’s(Cavs) bum ankle.
This is Golden States series to lose-Warriors in 6.
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