The 2018 NBA Finals are almost here. Let’s look at how San Antonio Spurs fans and others can watch the series.
After the Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers took care of the Boston Celtics, for the fourth consecutive year, the Cavaliers and Warriors will meet in the NBA Finals. It’s the culmination of an anticipated path for both teams, as well as the eighth year in a row that LeBron James will play in the Finals.
To reach the Finals (in this order), the Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs, New Orleans Pelicans and the Rockets. That’s while the Cavaliers took down the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and the Celtics.
The Finals will start soon and consist of at least four games, per the usual NBA postseason series. If it goes to seven games, however, there’s a pre-made schedule set up for it. Let’s take a look:
- Game 1: Thursday, May 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET (at Golden State)
- Game 2: Sunday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET (at Golden State)
- Game 3: Wednesday, June 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET (at Cleveland)
- Game 4: Friday, June 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET (at Cleveland)
- Game 5: Monday, June 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET (at Golden State)
- Game 6: Thursday, June 14 at 9:00 p.m. ET (at Cleveland)
- Game 7: Sunday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m. ET (at Golden State)
*All games will air on ABC and have streams available on WatchESPN.
If this series goes seven games the Finals can stretch for 18 days, finishing just four days before the 2018 NBA Draft and 13 before free agency starts. So June could be an action-packed month, unless the Cavaliers or Warriors end it in Game 4 and make this an abrupt end to the NBA season.
The Spurs will not take part in the Finals for the fourth straight year, but fans can still tune-in to see the next chapter of the NBA written. It all begins on May 31.