The NBA Finals schedule begins today, Tuesday, and promises to be a competitive and exciting series. The Eastern Conference Champion Miami Heat will face off against the Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
The NBA Finals schedule will follow the 2-3-2 pattern with Games 1 and 2, and 6 and 7 if necessary, hosted by the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena and Games 3, 4 and 5 hosted by the Miami Heat at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Miami Heat will look to avenge last season’s loss in the NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks behind superstars Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. The Thunder will look to bring an NBA championship to Oklahoma City for the first time in history behind young stars Kevin Durant (23), Russel Westbrook (23), James Harden (22) and Serge Ibaka (22).
LeBron James, who was awarded the MVP title this season, will make his third appearance in the NBA Finals. James is still searching for his first championship ring. Will this be the year he wins it all?
The NBA Finals schedule is as follows, according to NBA.com. All games can be seen on ABC. All times are Eastern. * indicates that games will be played only if necessary.
Game 1 – Tuesday, June 12: Miami at Oklahoma City, 9: 00 p.m.
Game 2 – Thursday, June 14: Miami at Oklahoma City, 9:00 p.m.
Game 3 – Sunday, June 17: Oklahoma City at Miami, 8:00 p.m.
Game 4 – Tuesday, June 19: Oklahoma City at Miami, 9:00 p.m.
Game 5* - Thursday, June 21: Oklahoma City at Miami, 9:00 p.m.
Game 6* - Sunday, June 24: Miami at Oklahoma City, 8:00 p.m.
Game 7* - Tuesday, June 26: Miami at Oklahoma City, 9:00 p.m.